Join us at the Tucker First Baptist Church Parking Lot at 5073 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm for the 2019 eighteenth annual plant swap & share. Bring a plant, take a plant. All plants are free, but donations are welcomed. This is a fund raiser for the Tucker Historical Society.
Perennials, native plants, annuals, Shrubs, trees, house plants, books, tools, seeds and pots are welcome.
In June of 1892, the Tucker Post Office opened its doors for the first time. This is generally considered to be the date that Tucker was founded. To celebrate Tucker’s 125th Anniversary, the Friends of Tucker Parks, Tucker Historical Society and Tucker Optimist Club are hosting a celebration at the Tucker Recreation Center on June 24 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The celebration will feature live music by SmokeRise, Matthew Perryman Jones and Molly Parden, a photography exhibit and contest hosted by “Tucker Clicks” and Hunt Digital Imaging, food trucks, a hot dog eating contest sponsored by The Local No. 7, a quilt show, a bouncy house and kids’ craft table hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Tucker 125th Anniversary car magnets will also be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the restoration of Browning Courthouse.
The US Postal Service will also be on site with a one-day-only commemorative anniversary pictorial postmark. Tucker-themed postcards will be available to purchase at the event or people can bring their own items to mail. To make the event even more special, the postmaster will be using the desk that belonged to Alph Chewning, Tucker’s first postmaster!
For more info and a schedule of events, visit www.tuckerrec.org/anniversary
Tucker Historical Society’s
15th Annual Tucker Garden Tour
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 Pm
Advance $ 15.OO each and Tour Day $ 20.00 each
(cash or check please)
This is a self-paced tour with Garden Tour directional signs to help you find the gardens. Directions in this booklet start at either end of Main Street (Lawrenceville Highway or Lavista Road intersections).
Five residential gardens offering style, beauty and interest are open for your enjoyment. Our gardeners are happy to answer questions and share ideas and perhaps even a cutting or two. Our Garden Greeters will welcome you and direct you to begin your tour at each garden. Please sign the Guest Book at each garden and share your impressions of the tour with us.
The Children’s Garden at The Garden Enthusiast – Backyard Nature Station is located in the historic district of downtown Tucker. Created by The Garden Enthusiast owner, Linda Karr, you will find it to be a one-of-a-kind display that offers a little something for everyone.
The Master Gardener’s Tucker Butterfly Garden is located in front of historic Browning Courthouse,
ca. 1860, on the grounds of Tucker Recreation Center. The garden is open year-round to enjoy and learn about the life cycle of the butterfly. While you are there, enjoy the Tour of Tucker Trees which surround the property.
Advance Tickets Available at these shops:
THE CUSTOM FRAME SHOP
4195 Fellowship Road
FESTIVAL UNIQUE GIFTS AND FINE ART
2343 B Main Street
THE GARDEN ENTHUSIAST – BACKYARD NATURE STATION
2316 D Main Street
TUCKER FLOWER SHOP
2249 Idlewood Road
We appreciate their efforts in our endeavor and ask that you, in turn, support the local businesses of our sponsors and ticket outlets for this year’s Tour.
Our 16th Annual Tucker Plant Swap & Share will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in the parking lot of Tucker First Baptist Church located at the corner of LaVista Road and Fourth Street.
PLEASE BRING EXTRA:
Shrubs & Trees
Books & Tools
Seeds & Pots
Plants are not for sale but donations are welcome at the information table. Tickets will also be available for the Annual Tucker Garden Tour.
The annual Tucker Historical Society Garden Tour will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm.
Tickets will be available soon and we are often on the look out for volunteers to staff the event. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!