On May 20 and 21, from Noon to 4 p.m. each day, check out the Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward tour, an urban garden and lifestyle tour in the heart of Historic Fourth Ward. The tour showcases a mix of private gardens, courtyards, rooftop terraces and outdoor living spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public. Tour-goers will enjoy two days of discovering these hidden gems, while strolling the brick-paved sidewalks of this charming neighborhood in full bloom, and experiencing all that our vibrant Center City offers.
Complimentary food and beverage tastings (while they last), in gardens and restaurants along the tour route, courtesy of Poplar Tapas Restaurant & Bar, Doc Porter’s Distillery, The Wooden Vine, The Asbury, Potts Chocolate, Rock Bottom Brewery, Zia Pia Imports + Kitchen, and Copper Barrel Distillery; $1.00 oysters from Sea Level NC; and free B-Cycle and horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the neighborhood.
This walkable, self-guided tour includes admission to a variety of private gardens, as well as docent-led tours of Fourth Ward Park and historic Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. (Elmwood/Pinewood tours are at 3 pm each day.) 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.