NC Executive Mansion garden opens to public Saturday
Posted April 12
RALEIGH, N.C. — 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.”