The Victorian Mansions of Old Louisville have been a favorite tourist attraction for many over the years. But did you know there are some beautiful hidden away spaces surrounding those mansions?
President David James (D-6) invites everyone to experience that beauty and see the handiwork of gardeners and landscapers as part of the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour this weekend.
“This tour gives everyone the chance to see what can be found in and around the outside of some of most unique architecture in the country,” says James. “It is a great way to see Old Louisville and at the same time help various neighborhood associations maintain the historic nature of our area.”
The idea for the tours began in 1993, when Virginia Ehrlich and Peggy Mims, two Old Louisville residents and activists in the preservation of this Victorian treasure, presented to the Second Street Neighborhood Association the idea of a garden tour that would encompass and benefit all of Old Louisville.
Since then proceeds from the tour help improve and preserve this part of Louisville Metro’s historical heritage in various ways, such as the purchase and maintenance of period lighting, benches, flower urns and ornamental trash receptacles, a newly instituted tree-planting program, and support of other community organizations that improve living conditions for many of our residents.
The 26th Annual Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
For more information about ticket prices and all of the special events associated with the tour, then go to: http://oldlouisvillegardentour.org/index.html