Pilgrimage 2017

Yes, it’s true!  Wise Manor’s gardens will again be featured during the annual Historical Pilgrimage on the first weekend in May, 2017!  We’re looking forward to showing off our gardens and hoping the azaleas and amaryllis decide to bloom late and/or early.

ON TOUR AGAIN!

Once again Wise Manor will be on tour during the annual spring Pilgrimage Tour of Homes,  sponsored by the Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club, and we are delighted!  The house has been open for tours many times in the past, but this year we can include our spacious gardens in which our guests are encouraged to linger and relax. Sit a while and you might find a cat on your lap!  Tour dates are April 29-30. See you then!

Garden open to public

It’s official!  Wise Manor Gardens will open to visitors to Jefferson during the annual Historic Pilgrimage of Homes this year on May 1-2!  C. Jai and I are both delighted to be chosen and are stepping up our efforts to complete plans we have discussed for improving the garden.  It’s my understanding that buying a ticket to tour the homes will admit you to the Twilight Garden Stroll which will include Wise Manor Gardens this year.  Lots going on that weekend!  Reserve your room now!

Pilgrimage weekend

What fun my weekend guests had! My sponsorship of the Re-enactors merited a pass to many of the activities so my guests not only toured all the homes, but also attended the parade and the shoot-out afterward, watched the battle out at Tuscumbia Ranch, and loved the reverence of the Illumination of the Confederate and Union graves at Oakwood Cemetery. Some of my guests attended the ball and learned period dances and songs. I was on my way to the tea when I remembered that “period dress REQUIRED”, so changed beds and ironed instead. Jefferson events just keep getting better!

A Happy Couple play bride & groom for the Spring Tour

A Happy Couple

Teri made her outfit to docent for the Spring Tour of Homes.

Historical Dress

Ready for Tea

Dining Table is set for guests

Dining Room

My friend David did all of the flowers for the Open House

Dining Room

Sterne Fountain

Sterne Fountain