Schedule & Events

Garden Festival Tea

Sunday, April 18, 4 PM - Pine Knoll's Farm

Garden Festival Preview Party

Thursday, April 22, 6:00 PM

Garden Festival Hours

Friday, April 23, 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, April 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tour of Gardens

Friday, April 23, 12 PM - 5 PM
Saturday, April 24, 12 PM - 5 PM

Friday Night in the Garden

Friday, April 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Garden Speaker Times

Varies - See Speaker Series page

2021 Schedule Details

Garden Festival Tea, A Proper Tea From A Country Farm

Sunday, April 18, 4:00 PM - Pine Knoll's Farm

Among the myriad of Japanese maples and thoughtfully planted gardens of Mr. and Mrs. R. Daniel Blanton, guests are treated to entertainment and a delectable fare from recipes featuring organic produce grown on the Blanton family farm as well as afternoon tea service. The gardens will open early at 4:00 PM for patron’s enjoyment and the seating for the talk and tea will follow at 5:00 PM.

Highlight video of the 2019 Garden Festival Tea produced by Master Productions.

Limited seating. This event sells out early. Separate Ticket - Call for Reservations 706-826-4700

Garden Festival Preview Party

Thursday, April 22, 6:00 pm

Join us for the evening premiere of the Sacred Heart Garden Festival. This evening features delectable cuisine, musical entertainment and the first viewing of extraordinary gardens and floral exhibits created by local garden professionals. Be among the first to purchase unique plants and garden accessories in the Garden Market!

Tickets: $75 per person
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Garden Festival Hours

Friday, April 23, 9 AM - 9 PM
Saturday, April 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Enjoy inspiring landscape and floral exhibits, discover hard to find plants, garden accessories and unique decorative items in the Garden Market and enjoy educational and entertaining speakers at Sacred Heart Cultural Center during Festival hours. New this year, Wandering Workshops featuring our vendors teaching mini-session on topics including; "How to Create a Container Garden" and "Cooking with Herbs from your backyard"

$25 Festival and Garden Tour Ticket until April 22: $30 at the door - Includes admission to Sacred Heart Cultural Center and the Garden Tour
$10 Festival Admission until April 22: $15 at the door - New! Includes Both Days! Exhibits, Vendors, Speakers, Butterflies, Family Activities (Does NOT include Garden Tour)
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Tour of Gardens

Friday, April 23 - Saturday, April 24, 12 PM - 5 PM

Visit exceptional private gardens which are generally not open to the public. Visit the garden tours for more information about the specific gardens featured this year.

$25 three day ticket in advance // $30 at the door
Includes admission to Sacred Heart Exhibits, Garden Market, Lectures & Tours
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Derby Garden Party

Friday, April 23

Don your favorite seersucker trousers, cocktail dresses, and don't forget the pearls. We are excited to collaborate with Pop-Up Augusta! for the Festival's first ever Derby Garden Party - an exclusive dining and concert experience. Location revealed (to ticketholders only) 48 hours prior to the event. Want to be in the know? Register at to receive your exclusive ticket invitation. Share a meal. Ignite conversation. Inspire change. And don't forget your fascinators. Juleps up!

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Garden Speaker Times

Go to the Speaker Series page for lecture times.

Friday, April 23: 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM. Saturday, April 24: 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Hear experts in the field of plants, garden design and eco-friendly living during the Festival's lecture series.

Visit the speakers page for more information.

Seedling Saturday

Saturday, April 24, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Families can experience gardening with hands-on activities such as planting sprouted seeds, making seed balls and learning different ways to start seeds and enjoy other gardening activities. Children 12 and under are FREE with a ticketed adult

Butterfly House presented by Bedford Greenhouses

Daily during Festival Hours

Experience live butterflies up close! Wander through and feed beautiful butterflies in their thoughtfully created habitat made possible by Bedford Greenhouses and McKnight Construction Company. Learn about these fascinating creatures in this exhibit that proves to be magical, yet entertaining. Join us at 4 PM on Saturday, April 24 for the butterfly release.

Proceeds support the enduring legacy of the Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

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