A Capital Experience: Living History Home and Garden Tour is Saturday

By Linda Hill/Special to The State Journal Published:


National Garden Week concludes Saturday with the 6th Annual Living in History 2012 Home and Garden Tour – “A Capital Experience.”

Nine local homes and gardens have been selected for the tour. In addition, lunch and boutique shopping will be available to tour guests. 

Tour hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., lunch from 11-2 and boutique shopping from 10-5. Advance tickets are available at the Frankfort Tourist Commission, 100 Capital Ave., or by calling 875-8687. Tickets for the tour are $15/person and lunch is an additional $15.

This year’s tour begins downtown at the historic Gooch House, built in 1890. The Gooch House is the current home of the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist Commission and Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce. There guests may purchase tickets and tour the offices.

Other downtown homes include the home of Nash Cox, 404 Wapping; Leo and Jen Williamson, 407 Wapping; and Vicki Birenberg and John Rodgers, 311 Wilkinson.

On the east side in Two Creeks are the homes of Doug and Diane Smith, 220 Walmac; Tom and Terri Bennett, 210 Walmac; Bob and Mary Doris, 17 Glencove; Turner House, 253 Duntreath; and Jack and Theresa Ellis (rain garden/condo porch living) at 156 Locust Hill.

Home tour patrons are invited to lunch at the Frankfort Country Club, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The club is located at 101 Duntreath and the staff has prepared a special lunch menu. Tickets are $15 and will be available for purchase on the day of the tour in the Boutique.

Boutique shopping will be held in the lobby of the Frankfort Country Club. Vendors include Jon Carloftis’ Rockcastle River Trading Company, Bijou Beads, Biltmore Inspirations, Miss P’s Kids, The Potting Shed, Silpada Jewelry, The Carriage House, artist Anna Marie Pavlik, and Short Stuff. Mystery bags and planted vintage pots will also be available.

Presented by Frankfort Tourist Commission and The Garden Club of Frankfort, the Living in History Home & Garden Tour has been very successful in the past and this year’s event promises to be an even bigger success. Proceeds will benefit a local beautification project.


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