2022 All Saints Garden Tour 33 years strong!
SC Lowcountry Visitors Guide – 33rd Annual All Saints Garden Tour
We’re back- the 33 rd Annual All Saints Garden Tour on Saturday, May 21, 2022, has
something for everyone: gardens of various sizes; most are located on the water; designed and
maintained by professional landscapers while others were lovingly created by the owners;
newly created or nurtured for many years; and stunning views! This self-guided tour from 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m.(note we are starting and ending earlier) includes six distinctive gardens, all
of which are new to the Tour, located in four different gated communities on Hilton Head
Island and in Bluffton. Your $35 ticket includes the Tour and in view of the uncertainties Covid
has created, there will be no lunch, boutique, or bake sale at All Saints Episcopal Church this
year. A Master Gardener to answer questions will be located in one of the gardens! In 2019
the tickets sold out, so get them early! Tickets are available on line at
www.allsaintsgardentour.com and are available at garden centers and other businesses in
Hilton Head and Bluffton- hope you have been seeing the Garden Tour poster with the colorful
red geraniums. All net proceeds are given to smaller, 501c3 charities that focus on hunger,
homelessness, literacy and/or aging.
Blue Heron Sanctuary
A new garden professionally designed and installed in 2017 has been added to by the
plant collector owner. It focuses on the natural beauty of Blue Heron Sanctuary and
Rookery. The backyard beds were created to enhance the view of the Sanctuary and
include a unique assortment of plants which provides year round interest with multiple
blooming plants each season.
Oh, the stories it could tell
A recently renovated home has an expansive marsh view and holds a surprise behind
the home. The Angel Oak may be between 300-400 years old, measured 92 inches in
diameter last year. On the list of 150 largest and oldest trees in Beaufort County, it
creates a sanctuary for the owners.
An esteemed garden design of LAISSEZ FAIRE certainly had no grand master plan here
where frivolity rules! This plot of vegetative eccentricity is entirely maintained by the
owners with some assistance from Mother Nature’s landscape architects. Reflective of
the owners’ travels and whimsical natures, these gardens can be described
as Unique! Eclectic! Quirky!
Ocean Breeze Gardens
Professionally designed, stunning, structured beachfront property with multiple
outdoor living areas describes this garden. Accented with pops of seasonal color, an
assortment of lush greenery defines various settings for relaxing, enjoying the ocean,
contemplating nature and recreation activities including a basketball court, swimming
pool, bocce ball court and a putting green.
Do-it-yourself gardeners created a charming, relaxing environment by installing
flagstone and paver paths, patios, fences, raised beds, fountains, pots (they really like
pots), benches, a large pergola! These handsome hardscapes enhance a shimmering
lagoon view of herons, ducks, turtles and, of course, alligators and are complimented
by a charming assortment of Low Country plants .
Hilton Head Plantation
Low country surroundings inspired a newly renovated landscape with four distinct
design styles including an expansive walkway with a fountain, a perennial flower
cutting garden, a formal boxwood hedge in a Charleston Garden which transitions to a
poolside tropical oasis with tons of annual color! There’s a layered living screen
designed for its beauty and privacy.
Over the years, more than $500,000 has been given to local charities from this annual event
bringing validation to our logo “Through the Beauty of a Garden ….. A Gift to the Community”.
All who attend the 2022 Garden Tour add to this legacy. For tickets and updated information
please visit our website allsaintsgardentour.com or call (843)681-8333.
Sidebar – How to go to the Tour:
Tickets are available on line at www.allsaintsgardentour.com and if ordered by May 6, they
will be mailed to you. Tickets ordered on line after May 6 through midnight Thursday, May 19
need to be picked up from All Saints Episcopal Church between 10-3:30 Monday -Thursday or
on May 20 or the day of the Tour.
Tickets can be purchased at All Saints Episcopal Church, and garden centers and other
businesses in Hilton Head and Bluffton for cash or check through 10 am Friday, May 20.
If tickets remain, they can be purchased the day of the Tour at All Saints Episcopal Church at
3001 Meeting Street from 8:30-noon. For tickets and updated information, please visit our
website or call (843)681-8333. Tickets not picked up by noon on May 21, 2022 are forfeited.
Participants need to be able to safely walk on flagstone pathways and through gardens.
Submitted by Nancy Renner, firstname.lastname@example.org.