Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward

Contact Name:
Beth Walker
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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 outdoor living spaces that are rarely, if ever, 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. The historic St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 7th and Tryon Streets will offer tours of its serene gardens each day during tour hours, as well as a free performance by the Charlotte Choir School 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 electric golf cart rides with Ride-Charlotte (first-come, first served) throughout the neighborhood during tour hours.

Hospitality and Tasting Partners include: Aperol Spritz, Grey Goose, Broken Shed Vodka, Queen City Grounds, Southern Distilling Company, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Sea Level (complimentary oysters), El Jimador Tequila, Town Brewing Co., Poplar Tapas, Potts Chocolate, Sapienza, It's Poppin' Gourmet Kettle Korn, Nana's Porch Pimento Cheese, 86 Spirits (Vinada NA Wines, and With Co. NA mocktails), and Edwin's Organix (Sunday Only). Follow us @fourthwardCLT on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

Tickets: Day-specific tickets are $30 per person and are good for either Saturday or Sunday. Weekend Flex tickets are $40 per person and allow the buyer to choose which day to attend (Saturday or Sunday).


Saturday Only: USD 30.00,
Sunday Only: USD 30.00,
Weekend Flex: USD 40.00

Artists / Speakers: Leisure McCorkle, Charlotte Choir School

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Street Address

West 9th Street and North Poplar Street, W 9th St and N Poplar St
Charlotte, NC 28202


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