About Us and Upcoming Events
The Kilgore Home & Garden Tour is Louisville’s premier garden tour!
Each year, the Tour showcases some of Louisville’s most outstanding homes and gardens. Proceeds from the Tour provide much-needed support to the Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center, a mission of Second Presbyterian Church and St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church. The Tour is developed and managed by an all-volunteer committee and receives outstanding support from the community.
We are in our 21st year of the Tour. Each year we offer a variety of gardens, from expansive to petite, for you to view and peruse at your leisure, and even talk to master gardeners at some of our sites. Additionally, most years we have homes open to tour. We will be recognizing all safety guidelines necessary. Please take time to view the pictures of each garden on “The Tour” page, which will give you more insight as to what to expect. We also have a Raffle, at $25, which will offer prizes valued at a minimum of $100.
Thank you for your patronage and please know that your ticket and raffle purchases go to supporting those in need of counseling. During this past year, anxiety has never been greater, expanding the need for mental health services.
News: This year we are extending our weekend with a “SPECIAL EVENT” to be held June 11th, the day before the Tour.
Mark your calendars…Flower School 101 is coming to Kentucky!
Flower School with Michael Gaffney
Friday, June 11 at Second Presbyterian Church, benefitting Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center
Flower School 101 features a 2-hour lecture and demonstration where Michael will create ten arrangements. Additionally, there is an opportunity for 50 people to attend a 2-hour class where Michael will show you how to create three of your own arrangements.
Times & Cost:
Morning Lecture: 9–11 am; Limited attendance—$75
Book Signing: 11–12 pm
Morning Lecture and afternoon Workshop: 1–3 pm; Limit is 50 people—$150
Michael Gaffney is Executive Director of the American School of Flower Design. He is an author of three books including his latest “American in Paris”. He’s a designer, inventor and expert on the art of flower design. He’s appeared on The Today Show, NBC, CBS and is a featured regular on Hallmark Channel. He lectures in museums worldwide on his ” Da Vinci code” of floral design. Michael will reveal all his secrets to perfect gorgeous flowers every time, how to get fresh flowers to last for weeks in your home, as well as share inside stories from behind the scenes from Hollywood to Park Avenue. When not designing flowers, Michael is an avid horseman and polo player.