Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2011 NOGS Garden Tour

The tour formally known as the North of Gaston Street Tour has changed to the North of Gwinnett Street Tour to incorporate the southernmost streets of the National Historic District and their hidden gardens. The tour runs April 29 - 30, 2011 from 10am - 4pm daily. One of my close friends and her husband Teresa and Michael (aka Jake) Jacobson were chosen as a stop on this years tour. What an honor!

The walking tour includes eight walled gardens and the Owens-Thomas House English inspired par-terre garden. The gardens are selected each year for the excellence of design, historical interest and beauty. Hostesses at each garden will greet visitors and point out special plants, garden features and interesting historical facts. From 2 - 4pm daily ticket holders are invited to tour the historic Harper-Fowlkes House and enjoy a southern tea in its beautiful garden. There will also be entertainment and there is a promise of a surprise guest appearance. Wonder who?

If you can't make this year's tour, make your plans to attend next year. The 2012 date will be April 20 - 21. This is a wonderful experience and I'm sure if you're a garden lover like me you won't be disappointed.

2011 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament

This past week the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament was held here in Savannah. The tournament, played April 18 - 24, 2011 was held at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is the tournament that sparked the creation of the Champions Tour, formerly known as the Senior PGA Tour. The 54-hole, two man team tournament was won this year by Mark McNulty and David Eger. The team won a tidy sum of $460,000 for their efforts. The 33 year old tournament has been held here in Savannah for the last 9 years. Make plans to attend next year's tournament or just come to play a round of golf at this wonderful challenging course.