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Governor's Mansion opens gardens to public

Posted April 4, 2014

The governor's mansion will open its gardens to the public on April 12 for its annual open house. Photo courtesy of the governor's press office.

— The gardens of the Governor’s Mansion will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. on April 12, marking an official spring welcome after a long winter battered the state.

The garden will be open to self-guided tours, with docents available to answer questions about the grounds. No reservations are necessary.

The Victorian-style mansion dates back to 1891, but the gardens in their current state are relatively young, containing both native and exotic plant species, a koi pond, bee hives and a large vegetable garden.

“Pat and I are honored to live in such an exquisite historic home,” first lady Ann McCrory said in a statement. “We welcome everyone who can make the trip to come over and take in the beauty of the gardens. Bring your family and friends to celebrate spring in North Carolina.”


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  • Jump1 Apr 8, 2014

    That is so nice, since our tax dollars and prisoner paid for this and they work for it and we by the gracious 1st allows us to visit them. “Pat and I are honored to live in such an exquisite historic home,” that you'll paid for.

  • Barbara Sossomon Apr 4, 2014
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    Thank you Mrs. McCrory for being such a gracious first lady. I hope to make it over.