Historic Home Garden Tour in Southern Middle Tennessee

Immediate Release: May 1, 2019

On June 7 and 8, The President James K. Polk Home & Museum will present Gardens of Columbia, a celebration of summer including a nearby self-guided walking tour of Columbia, Tennessee’s oldest and most tenderly cultivated home gardens. Afternoon tea and wine in the Polk Home garden from 2-4 p.m. and floral design programming at 1 p.m. are offered both days.
Tennessee Main Street Program Director and Columbia resident Nancy Williams recommends making a day of it in downtown Columbia. “In addition to multiple historic gardens, there are walkable and independently owned dining and shopping destinations just a few blocks from the Polk Home,” she says. Garden tour guests are invited to visit ​Crafted by Conscience: Material & Belief in Polk's America, ​an original exhibition of the President James K. Polk Home & Museum featuring objects on loan from fifteen museums and institutions across the country, on display through September 30. Tickets to the exhibit are available for $5 adults/$3 children, or as included in regular admission to the Home & Museum.
Individual advance tickets for the Gardens of Columbia are $25 available online at ​jameskpolk.com ​ and the Polk Home. Weekend tickets at the door are $30. The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is located in historic downtown Columbia and is open Monday-Saturday, 9-5pm, and Sunday afternoons from 1-5pm.

Contact: Thomas Samuel | ​thomas@jameskpolk.com​ | 931.388.2354
President James K. Polk Home & Museum | 301-305 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401