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Keep Kingsport Beautiful’s “Saturday in the Gardens”

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kingsport Garden

KINGSPORT, Tenn.—Tickets are still available for the Keep Kingsport Beautiful “Saturday in the Gardens” fundraiser, featuring five private gardens on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The tour is sponsored by Eastman. All proceeds go to support the many programs of Keep Kingsport Beautiful.

This will be a day of self-guided garden tours featuring some of Kingsport’s most beautiful private gardens: Greg and Jo Durham garden on Watauga Street; Justus Fry garden on West Wanola Street; David Gostomski garden on Grandview; Ben Hunter garden on Shady View Road; and the Carol McCreary and Earl Hockin garden on Laurel Wood Drive. The tour will also feature the Domtar Arboretum at 901 Lamont Street.

Tickets for “Saturday in the Gardens” are $20 pre-sale at the Kingsport Chamber, 400 Clinchfield Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or $25 the day of the event at the individual gardens.

Children 12 and under are admitted free.  The tour will be held rain or shine. Comfortable shoes are recommended.  All areas may not be level or handicapped accessible.  Tour at your own risk.  No pets, strollers, motorized scooters or tobacco products of any kind are permitted. Tickets are non-refundable.

For more information, contact Sharon Hayes at or call (423) 392-8814.

Sharon Hayes, Keep Kingsport Beautiful Executive Director, 423-392-8814


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Each year the city enters into partnership agreements with multiple community partners some of whom in turn support the city by organizing events or promoting events of members and affiliates. By creating a common source for the dissemination of information about community events the city will be furthering its support of those community partners which in turn support the city. Moreover, the city wishes to and will benefit from highlighting gatherings which will be of benefit and enjoyment to the public.

Community partners may communicate their events or those which they promote to the city which will disseminate the information through the event calendar. Furthermore, the city of Kingsport will publish on the calendar those community events which are held on city property. In order to achieve the city’s goals only those events described herein will be published on the This is Kingsport event calendar which will be curated by city staff.