Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows about my love for beautiful gardens. Today I’m excited to tell you about a giveaway that I know will delight you!
Our friends at Visit Winston-Salem are offering a one-night stay at the historic Brookstown Inn in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, complete with the opportunity to view a collection of heirloom gardens that are absolutely breathtaking.
Not only are they beautiful, these gardens are special for the history they contain. Read on for details about the giveaway and for more information on these magnificent gardens.
In the mid 1700s, a religious group from Germany called the Moravians, settled in several communities around present-day Winston-Salem. With them they brought skilled craftsmanship, patterned gardening, and practical hearth cooking practices. The area quickly became the hub for trade, education, music and medicine. These days it’s easy to relive this fascinating history by visiting one (or many) of the gardens around town. Each has a unique story:
The 1759 Community Garden at Historic Bethabara Park features heritage plants and other varieties based on original documents by Christian Reuter, North Carolina’s first forest ranger. Today it’s maintained by local gardeners who specialize in colonial agriculture.
The Single Brothers’ Garden in historic Old Salem was once responsible for feeding as many as sixty men of the Salem Single Brothers’ Choir! Today the garden is planted with crops representing what unmarried men grew in their gardens and fields during the late 18th century.
Designed in 1913, Reynolda Gardens hosts numerous year-round workshops allowing visitors to learn new gardening techniques as well as discover the original owners’ vision of these magnificent gardens. The garden features plants native to the area, plus new introductions to add a modern vibe.
Just 15 minutes outside from downtown Winston-Salem, sits Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden with two acres, 15 separate gardens and 1,300 different types of plants. Notable is the Kitchen Garden, planted in accordance with Moravian tradition.
The Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood features twenty-six wonderful gardens that showcase seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, and a wide variety of trees native to the area. Nestled behind Tanglewood’s historic Manor House, the gardens are open to the public year-round.
Throughout 2016, Winston Salem is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a calendar marked with special events, historical happenings and getaway packages to help you get the most out of your visit.
The Ribbon in My Journal Giveaway trip includes hotel accommodations at the Brookstown Inn plus several tour components.
Included are: one nights stay at the Brookstown Inn, Garden Getaway itinerary, complimentary jar of local, handmade jam, a wine and cheese reception with gourmet cheeses and crackers, featuring North Carolina wines, complimentary onsite parking at the Inn, fresh baked cookies with milk at bedtime, complimentary hot southern breakfast, and free high-speed wireless internet.
To enter, simply leave a comment below this post or in the comments beneath this post on Facebook. Be sure to check back on April 14 to see if you’ve won!
What are some of your favorite gardens to visit?