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Covington Garden Tour is Back this Weekend

More than a dozen gardens in two of Covington’s historic neighborhoods will be open to the public June 9 and 10 for the annual Covington Garden Tour.

All of the gardens and other points of interest – some 19 in all - are located inside of a compact area of about four square blocks in the Old Seminary Square and Westside neighborhoods. The two neighborhoods are adjacent to one another, which reduces the walking distance from one stop to the next.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the two neighborhood organizations, The Point, which helps people with development challenges in downtown Covington, and the Annie Hargraves Park on Robbins Street in the Old Seminary Square neighborhood.

“Besides raising some money for the organizations and the projects, the tour also provides an opportunity for people to see first-hand what’s happening in a couple of the city’s most successful residential neighborhoods,” said Don Mays, president of the Old Seminary Square Neighborhood Association. “My wife Tahli and I are good examples of what can happen when you see the neighborhoods and meet some of the people who are involved here. We bought a house here shortly after the garden tour.”

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online with a $1 service charge at covingtongardentour.com. Tickets also will be available at the corner of Robbins and Russell Streets in Old Seminary Square.

Raffle items, water, lemonade, and restroom facilities will be available near the ticket counter at Russell and Robbins. Parking will be available on the street and in the parking lot for John G. Carlisle Elementary School at Robbins and Banklick Streets.

-Staff report
Photo: From the 2016 Covington Garden Tour (RCN file)