• Keep Kingsport Beautiful’s “Saturday in the Gardens” Tour to be held Saturday, June 19, 2021

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    May 12, 2021
    Contact: Sharon Hayes
    Keep Kingsport Beautiful Director
    (423) 392-8814
    Keep Kingsport Beautiful’s “Saturday in the Gardens” Tour to be held Saturday, June 19, 2021
    KINGSPORT, Tenn.—Keep Kingsport Beautiful’s popular “Saturday in the Gardens” fundraiser returns on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The tour is sponsored by Eastman.  All proceeds go to support the many programs of Keep Kingsport Beautiful.
    This will be a day of self-guided garden tours featuring some of Kingsport’s most beautiful private gardens:
    David and Denise Clark garden, 1430 Linville Street                                           
    Tammie Davis garden, 2021 Pendragon Road
    Larry Maston, 2337 Pendragon Road
    Dr. Jack Crowder garden, 1402 Watauga Street
    Carol McCreary and Earl Hockin garden, 1001 Laurel Wood Drive
    The tour will also feature the Domtar Arboretum at Borden Park, a Level 2 Tennessee Urban Forestry Council Arboretum with certification received in 2015.  More than 65 labeled trees are located at the arboretum, including more than 45 different genus and more than 65 different species. 
    Tickets for “Saturday in the Gardens” are $20 pre-sale at the Kingsport Chamber, 400 Clinchfield Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and $25 on the day of the event at the individual gardens. 
    Children 12 and under are admitted free.  The tour will be held rain or shine. Comfortable shoes are recommended for the garden tours.  All areas may not be level or handicapped accessible.  Tour at your own risk.  No pets, strollers, motorized scooters or tobacco products of any kind are permitted. Tickets are non-refundable.
    For more information, contact Sharon Hayes at the Kingsport Chamber at shayes@kingsportchamber.org or call (423) 392-8814
    Keep Kingsport Beautiful is a partnership of the City of Kingsport and the Kingsport Chamber. An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, KKB has won more than 70 national, state and environmental awards.

    The Kingsport Chamber is composed of two non-profit organizations:  the Kingsport Chamber Foundation (501(c)(3)) and Kingsport Chamber of Commerce (501(c)(6)). 
    The Kingsport Chamber Foundation manages, promotes, supports and assists a number of charitable, educational, environmental, leadership, quality of life and wellness programs that have a tremendous impact on the Kingsport community.
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber Foundation include:  Communications & Development; Downtown Concert Series; Downtown Kingsport Association; Education & Workforce Development; Fun Fest; Healthy Kingsport; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport Leadership Programs (Leadership Kingsport, PEAK Young Professionals, S.C.R.E.A.M.! and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; Tennessee/Virginia Scholars; and Visit Kingsport.
    The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area. 
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce include:  Communications & Development; Government Relations; and Membership.  The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce has nearly 1,000 members.
    For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800.  We’re social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Chamber, our Twitter account, @kptchamber, on Instagram or our YouTube channel.