The 2020 Garden Jubilee has been reformatted to avoid totally cancelling the event by shifting the activities from Main Street to the individual local nurseries and orchards for the safety of festival goers and vendors.

There are over 15 nurseries and orchards participating in the Garden Jubilee 2020 Nurseries & Orchards Tour. It has been extended to four days, Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25 of Memorial Day Weekend. The additional days will allow the public to visit all of the participating venues without having to do it in the typical two days. The self-guided tour allows you to have the flexibility of mapping out your own route by starting at the business of your choice.

The Southeast Tourism Society has once again named Garden Jubilee one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for May 2020. The Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 Events designation.

Henderson County offers a wealth of agritourism related business, which includes nurseries, farms and orchards. The self-guided Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchards Tour will introduce the public to a whole new buying experience, by having access to products that they may not have had at the event on Main Street, due to space constraints. By visiting these locations, shoppers will have the opportunity to peruse their entire inventory, for a much broader selection of merchandise. People are wanting to spend more time outside, so their yards are becoming extensions of the home as outdoor living space.

The local nurseries will be selling annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, vegetable plants, herbs, hanging baskets, planter boxes, garden accessories, flowers pots, garden soil and much more. Some of the products to be found at the orchards include cider, produce, baked goods, apple chips, jams, jellies, honey and apple butter. Several of the stops along the way, will feature crafters, selling such items as: pottery, soap, wind spinners, wreaths, aprons, jewelry, wind chimes, bells and sculptures.

Visit the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority’s (HCTDA) web site for a list of participants and their products, check back often for updates, A brochure is available at the Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street in Hendersonville or online.

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