When visitors take the Grand Bay Garden Club Tour of Gardens on Friday, April 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., they will see the beautifully landscaped gardens at three private homes. The can admire the work of the Junior Master Gardeners at Castlen Elementary School. And they can tour the extraordinary Mishkan Ministries Biblical Museum.
Mishkan (Hebrew for tabernacle) holds the works of Dr. David Hamilton, who has created replicas of King Solomon's Temple and many other authentic artifacts and buildings. Some of the works are life-sized; some are built to scale based on Biblical descriptions.
Advance tickets to this one-day-only event are $8 each available at Grand Bay and St. Elmo Feed & Seed or through PayPal at grandbayonline.com. The tickets are $10 per person on the April 17. A family rate is available at $20 for a family of three. Each ticket will have tour times, hours and addresses of the gardens to visit and visitors may go in any order they please.
At the end of their tour, guests can present their tickets for complimentary refreshments at the Dezauche House Vintage Boutique. Plants will also be on sale at the boutique (donations of plants can be dropped off on the porch.)
Proceeds from the Tour will benefit the future Grand Bay Library and the Grand Bay Garden Club. For information, contact Jane Spicciani at 251-865-2014 or visit Grand Bay Garden Club Facebook.