Historic Ripley to host ‘A Day in the Garden’


On Saturday June 23, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Historic Ripley will host its first “A Day in the Garden.” Celebrate the beginning of summer visiting artisans set up on our porches and tour our gardens.

“A Day in the Garden” is a self-guided garden and porch tour. There are 18 locations included in this event. Not all locations have a garden that is open for touring. A map will be available at the first garden, which is located at 106 N Third Street. There are two churches located across the street from the starting location and are available to park your car. There is also on street parking along the route. All sites will be marked with a yellow yard sign.

Along with the artisans and artists displaying and selling their work will be some experts to assist you with garden related questions. We have a Brown County and a Mason County Master Gardener and a beekeeper to answer your pollinator plant, beekeeping and monarch butterfly and general garden questions.

Of course, we will have some entertainment for you. From 10 a.m. – noon “The Banks of the Ohio” will perform. This is mostly a dulcimer group that have been together for more than 10 years. There are six dulcimer players, a guitar, a fiddle player and sometimes a wash tub bass player. From noon until 4:00 p.m., Nick Denham a talented Mason County, Kentucky musician will entertain you.

Information on the artisans that will be set up on our porches is available on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/adayinthegardeninripley