Posted 4/14/2013 2:11:00 PM
No need to wander lonely as a cloud to appreciate the beautiful burst of daffodils at Moore Farms Botanical Garden
near Lake City
The Daffodil Festival is really more of a garden party and a chance to check out the unique botanical garden that is set among corn and soybean fields in this region once dominated by tobacco farms.
The garden is the brainchild of Lake City
native, businesswoman and philanthropist Darla Moore
. The idea was to repurpose her family’s historic farmland into a beautiful garden. An educational component soon grew up around it and the 35-acre garden is home to horticulture research, educational programs and community outreach.
The garden has been featured in Southern Living for its beautiful displays and plant variety.
The Garden Party is 3-6 p.m. on Sunday (April 21). The event is in its second year and coincides with the Artfields celebration
In addition to tours of the gardens, the Daffodil Festival also will offer visitors refreshments and entertainment. A drawing will be held for an original painting by Cornelia Webster Joyner.
Tickets are $25 and proceeds go to local charities.
The event is sponsored by the Lake City Junior Sorosis Club
. Tickets are limited, so contact the Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce
at (843) 374-8611 or Cheryl Floyd at Lake City Junior Sorosis Club at (843) 374-2261 or Artfields at (843) 374-0180.