Art in the Garden - Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

Artists set up their booths.

The green grass and the arching flower beds made a lush back drop for the artists to display their wares at Art in the Garden Sunday June 6th, at Taltree.  A crisp morning turned into a sunny afternoon with folks
sitting on the lawn enjoying the string band and even more folks wandering the booths.

This is the second year for Art in the Garden at Taltree.  Last year Taltree staff wasn't sure what to expect when they invited vendors and visitors.  It was an incredible success, better than expected.  Over 1,000 visitors attended.  The parking lot was full.  I haven't heard the numbers for this year, but the new parking lot was very close to full and the extra volunteer parking attendants were well utilized.  

The first guests check out the wears of the art vendors.

Among the twenty four art booths were oil and water paintings, carved wood, hand thrown pottery, repurposed antique glass, jewelry, metal garden sculptures, hand painted silk and extravagantly designed hats.  This is a juried event that only accepts vendors who sell their own original art. 

Down at the James E. Meyer Memorial Pavilion Suzie's Cafe served up coffee and donuts in the morning and barbeque and sweet treats in the afternoon.  In the Hitz Family Rose Garden a series of musicians invited folks to pull up lawn chairs or spread picnic blankets and enjoy the harp, hammered dulcimer and string group String Time.  Over at the Native Plant Garden learning activities taught kids about monarch butterflies and their host plants. 
Folks took advantage of the shade to pull up a lawn chairs and enjoy the String Time.

It was a lovely day and an excellent time was had by all.   That is until the dark clouds blew in and dumped rain around 3:00 ending the festivities an hour early.

Can't wait for next year!


  1. What a wonderful event! Shame about the rain later in the afternoon!

  2. Looks like a really great way to spend your day