Spring Garden Tour

Five private gardens in the heart of the Twickenham and Old Town historic districts were featured in the debut of the HHF Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, June 7.  Located on Randolph Avenue and Calhoun Street, the featured gardens were in easy walking distance and offered a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our city's oldest historic districts in full bloom on a glorious late spring day.
We chose a diverse group of gardens to appeal to everyone - from the informal garden that peeks from behind a bungalow to the more formal, structured garden that graciously embraces a federal style home.  Four of the gardens were designed by noted Huntsville artist and gardener Bill Nance.  Bill designed many of the gardens featured in the HHF coffee table book, Through the Garden Gate: The Gardens of Historic Huntsville and this tour was a rare opportunity to experience the work of a true master.

HHF was proud to offer the following gardens on the tour:
    100 Calhoun Street - Julie and Dale Culpepper
    600 Randolph Avenue - Tina and Jimmy Caudle Jr.
    421 Randolph Avenue - Bobby Bradley and Charley Burruss
    415 Randolph Avenue - Stephanie Sherman
    413 Randolph Avenue - Lynne and Stuart Evans
Garden Party
A Garden Party, hosted at the home of Kay & Sam Lowry - 410 Randolph Street - was held from 6:00pm to 8:30pm on the evening of the tour.  Live music featured the Western Swing stylings of Rick Jobe and the Wonderin’ Cowboys.
Since 1974, the Historic Huntsville Foundation has promoted the preservation of Huntsville-Madison County's architecturally significant sites, structures, and neighborhoods.  The Foundation seeks to achieve this purpose through the conservation and preservation of properties, innovative educational programs and publications, active advocacy, complimentary consultation and technical assistance, and participation in community planning and public policy-making.
Want to see more of Huntsville's finest gardens?  Pick up a copy of the beautiful book Through the Garden Gate at Harrison Brothers Hardware in Historic downtown Huntsville.
Contact us with any questions at historichsvfoundation@gmail.com