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NC Executive Mansion garden opens to public Saturday

Posted April 12, 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 garden at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for self-guided tours.

Docents available to answer questions about the grounds. No reservations are necessary.

Head groundskeeper Gerald Adams will greet visitors in the vegetable garden.

The Victorian-style mansion was built in 1891 while the gardens weren't added until about 100 years later. They include a koi pond, beehives and the vegetable garden that provides produce for the first family and local families through an Inter-Faith Food Shuttle program.

“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 14, 2014

    This is so nice, we pay for it, they use prison labor everyday and we can see it for 4 hrs each year.