Region’s Best Architectural Event Back Live After COVID Pause
The Central Gardens Association is thrilled to welcome neighbors and friends from around the region back in person for the 46th Annual Home and Garden Tour on Sunday, September 11 from 1-5pm. Created as a safe and easily walkable event, the tour centers around Belvedere Boulevard, with eight magnificent homes and gardens within close proximity to each other, and anchored on either end by Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and School and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Belvedere will be closed to traffic from Peabody to Central for the event. This year’s tour is designed as a waste-free event with digital tickets and an all-digital tour magazine to allow patrons to control their experience in the order they wish from their phones. Digital tickets will be scanned at the first home and then checked at subsequent locations.
Returning this year is the Hospitality Area, which has become a tour attendee favorite, located at a centralized spot on Belvedere between Glenwood Place and Harbert Avenue, where guests can enjoy beverages, food trucks and live entertainment throughout the day. The Artist Market is back, as well, featuring talented artisans from the Memphis area and will also be located in the Hospitality Area along with other special guests. For touring inside the homes, docents will be available with brief home histories and information at throughout each location.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 1. A limited number of advanced tickets will be sold at the discounted price of $20. Price goes to $30 the day of the tour. Tickets will be sold through EventBrite and may be purchased through a docent at any of the homes of the tour. A link to purchase tickets can be found at centralgardens.org/hometour.
This year’s featured properties include the homes and gardens of 267, 619, 655 and 656 S. Belvedere Blvd. and 1654 Harbert Avenue, one block west of Belvedere. Additional gardens along the route and included on a patron’s ticket and in the digital guide include 543 and 644 S. Belvedere Blvd. and 1656 Carr Avenue.
Central Gardens is a National Historic District located in Midtown Memphis, Tenn. Comprised of 83 blocks covering 511 acres, the neighborhood stretches from Union Avenue on the north, Cleveland Street on the west, York Avenue on the South and Rembert Street on the east. More than 1,350 of the residences and churches within these boundaries are listed on the National Historic Register. The neighborhood also boasts certification as a Level 3 Arboretum as certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Its vision is to be the premier historic, residential in the Mid-South.