Joy Garden Tour

The Joy Garden Tour is a biennial event to raise financial support for The Village Green. The tour inspires gardeners of every level of experience and enthusiasm. The Joy Garden Tour features a guest speaker event, a special patron party and garden shops with 35 vendors offering plants, garden related merchandise, unique gifts, antiques and more. The highlight is a day spent touring select and stunning private gardens in the Cashiers area. Noted Plein Air Artists will paint in these gardens with the paintings available for purchase.

The theme for Joy Garden Tour 2017 is “Deja View and Something New” in honor of the 25th anniversary of The Village Green. The tour will look back at previous tours and celebrate the legacy of Cashiers cherished community park.

Joy Garden Tour events will take place July 12-16, 2017. The tour of the gardens will be on Friday, July 14. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list or update your address to ensure that you receive important ticket information.

Garden Symposium

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
10:30 a.m.
The Country Club of Sapphire Valley
$100 per person
Noted interior and lifestyle designer Todd Richesin will present the garden symposium, "Entertaining In Your Garden".

Patron Party

Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:30 p.m.
The Village Green Commons
$500 per couple
Don't miss this exciting gala with dinner by Chef Lee Epting of Athens, GA and live music by The Business. Enjoy lots of great auction items, plus cocktails, dancing, and shopping at the Garden Shops.

Garden Tour

Friday, July 14, 2017
Shuttles depart parking area at 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The Village Green Commons
$100 per person
Deja View and Something New! It's time for the ever popular Joy Garden Tour, including a visit to five stunning private gardens — two new gardens and three previous gardens with new features. Enjoy a box lunch and shopping at the Garden Shops. Always a sell-out!

Garden Shops

Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Village Green Commons
Free
Treasures abound in this distinctive boutique shopping experience with a variety of fine merchandise including  jewelry, gifts, specialty food items, home decor, stationery, and of course, beautiful floral and garden selections.

Saturday Speakers

Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
The Village Green Commons
Free
Two speaking events focusing on floral design and the garden lifestyle. The 10:30 a.m. speaker is Vince Dooley, former UGA football coach and avid master gardener. At 2:00 p.m., Sandy Linebaugh of Fiddlehead Designs will make her presentation.

Jazz Brunch

Sunday, July 16, 2017
11:30 a.m.
The Country Club of Sapphire Valley
$100
Meet the talented artists who painted in the gardens. View and purchase their original works of art and enjoy a delicious New Orleans style brunch, sip mimosas and Bloody Marys, and listen to a live jazz ensemble.