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Secret Gardens in Charlotte's 4th Ward

Tara Boucher  |  May 18, 2022


Secret Gardens in Charlotte's 4th Ward

On May 21st and 22nd, 2022, from Noon to 4 pm each day, the Friends of Fourth Ward will host the Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward, an urban garden and lifestyle tour in the heart of Center City Charlotte. From the micro to the magnificent, the tour showcases a mix of private gardens, courtyards and unique outdoor living spaces that are rarely open to the public. This walkable, self-guided event allows tour-goers to explore these hidden oases while strolling the brick-paved sidewalks of this charming neighborhood in full bloom, complete with food and beverage tastings at gardens and restaurants along the way. In addition to the featured gardens, the tour will highlight public art, historic homes, and special points of interest along the tour route, effectively making all of Historic Fourth Ward – and the extraordinary quality of life it offers – part of the tour.


Secret Gardens includes admission to a variety of private and communal gardens, as well as Fourth Ward Park and historic Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. Optional docent-led tours of Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery begin at 3:30 pm each day. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 7th and Tryon Streets will open its serene church gardens for tours each day, and its resident Charlotte Choir School will offer a free performance in the sanctuary from 1:00-1:30 on Saturday only.


Additional Tour Attractions include:

Complimentary food and beverage tastings (while they last) in gardens and restaurants along the tour route, and free golf cart rides from Ride Charlotte (first-come, first served) throughout the neighborhood during tour hours. Live music by Leisure McCorkle on both days from 1:00 – 4:00.


Click Secret Garden for more information.

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