The Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward 2017 

May 12, 2017 2:27 pm

Have you ever wandered down the tree-lined streets of Fourth Ward in Uptown Charlotte and wondered what lay behind the gates of the neighborhood’s beautiful homes? If so, then you will want to buy a ticket to the Friends of Fourth Ward Secret Garden tour on May 20 – 21, 2017, from 12 – 4 p.m.

This annual garden tour showcases a mix of private gardens, courtyards, rooftop terraces and outdoor living spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public. Tour-goers will enjoy two days of discovering these hidden gems, while strolling the brick-paved sidewalks of this charming neighborhood in full bloom, and experiencing all that our vibrant Center City offers.

Along the self-guided tour route, visitors will also learn more about the public art, historic homes and special points of interest along the tour route, effectively making all Historic Fourth Ward – and the extraordinary quality of life it offers – part of the tour. 

While enjoying the private gardens in Fourth Ward, visitors can also tour the public gardens in the neighborhood by joining docent-led tours of Fourth Ward Park and historic Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. (Cemetery tours begin at at 3 p.m. each day.)

The Pinewood/Elmwood Cemetery, widely-known as the final resting place for some of Charlotte’s most famous residents, is a garden in its own right. In the process of being designated as a Level I arboretum, the cemetery boasts 472 trees from 58 different species making it one of the city’s own secret gardens.

More information about event tickets ($20), parking, and tour attractions, which include complimentary food & beverage samples in gardens and restaurants along the tour route, can be found here: