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Embark on a blooming adventure happening on Saturday, May 25th at Grace Episcopal Church from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring 5+ enchanting gardens right here in Carthage, MO. Tickets are just $15 each, or snag two for $25! Lunch tickets will be available to purchase for $20, and served from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the event location. There will be many local vendors set up at the church, as well as tones of silent auction items for you to bid on!

To join the tour, purchase tickets online via Vision Carthage's website or buy them at select locations below.

  • Vision Carthage

  • Carthage Hardware

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Race Brothers Farm & Home

  • The Finicky Fox


On the day of the event, head to Grace Episcopal Church to pick up your brochure featuring all the gardens to explore, plus visit the vendor booths for all kinds of garden and outdoor finds. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of Carthage's gardens!

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Day of Giving

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Scooter's Coffee in Carthage is partnering with us for a
ay of Giving the same day as the Garden in Bloom Tour and will donating 20% of their sales to Vision Carthage!!
Before you visit us at Grace Episcopal Church, make sure to swing by Scooter's Coffee in Carthage, MO, for a delicious treat!

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Lunch Details:

Savor a delightful lunch experience at Grace Episcopal Church from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

For just $20, indulge in a delicious array of culinary delights including fruit infused water, your choice of two soups, a hearty sandwich or crisp salad, and delectable small desserts.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to treat your taste buds!

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All silent auction items will be located at Grace Episcopal Church. The bidding will take place from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday, May 25. The silent auction is open to the public, no ticket is required.

Vendor Market

All vendors will be at Grace Episcopal Church from 10 am - 4 pm. The Vendor Market is open and FREE for the public to visit.

3W Farms

Artist's Loft 404 & Emma Pound Designs

Carthage Hardware

Carthage Public Library

Carthage Tree Board

Chert Glades Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist


Garde Manger

George Washington Carver National Monument

Glitz + Glow Permanent Jewelry

LuMae Floriculture

Pressed Flowers by Michelle Theerman

Ozark Nursery

The Little White Geranium

SHINE Joplin

Garden Tour Locations

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Inspired by growing up on a farm, Linda grew a love for nature and finds much joy working in her yard. Her garden is filled with sentiment because some plants have been given by family and friends along with other eclectic items you will discover in her backyard. The focal point is a set of tall columns Linda received as a gift from her mother when she graduated with her Master’s Degree. Her husband and sons set them in the ground as a surprise for her when she returned home. If you love gardens, you'll appreciate Linda's quote: "It's memories that make a garden!"

Enjoy strolling through these glorious gardens that boast charming waterfall, coy pond, wrought iron gates, historic finds, and statues. The Goff’s purchased this 1870 historical home in 2006 and literally planted roots. Judy’s mother, Arlene Campbell, was a highly regarded gardener and was a Charter Member of Dogwood Garden Club, formed in January 1982. Judy dug up hellebores, peonies, iris, wood hyacinth, and more from her mother’s yard and family farm, including some that had been given to Arlene from her mother. Many plants also came from Pat’s family that were transported to Carthage.

Continuing the legacy of the love of gardening from Sherry’s grandmother they call theirs, organized chaos with cottage flair. They are the epitome of tag team! Steve is the yard & garden guy and works tirelessly to make his vision a reality. Sherry picks the color theme, throws out a few ideas and puts out all the "pretties". Their front yard is beautiful but their wisteria covered pergola, covered back porch and old fashioned vegetable garden are definitely their favorite outdoor spaces.

Homeowner, Susan Knost, keeps adding new garden beds and features to her farmhouse landscape with a scenic valley overlooking Spring River. You’ll be greeted by colorful, metal donkeys, cactus, and even a coyote that flings you back to Susan’s past growing up in Texas. You will be sure to enjoy this rustic farm with a fish pond, outdoor seating area, windmill, bottle tree arbor, and you might even see a few chickens.

The E.L. Dale Memorial Garden nestled just outside the tranquil Carthage Public Library (an original Carnegie Library), features a whimsical touch with its centerpiece - an enchanting Alice in Wonderland statue. Crafted by the talented sculptor Bill Snow, this delightful statue captures the essence of Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale, evoking a sense of wonder and imagination. Surrounded by vibrant flora and serene pathways, the garden serves as a serene oasis, paying homage to E.L. Dale’s legacy.

The Rev. Steven C. Wilson Memorial Bible Garden and Labyrinth was started in 2008. Fr. Steve’s dream was to have a Bible Garden with plants mentioned in scripture as the focus. The focal point of this garden turned out to be the Helen Boylan Memorial Labyrinth, based on the floor of a 12th century French Cathedral. The garden also has raised beds for flowers, herbs and vegetables.. The Bible Garden and Labyrinth are masterfully cared for by Larry and Ruth Hartman.

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