Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free during MumFest weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14 in historic downtown New Bern. Hundreds of mums and a variety of fall blooming plants will be on display throughout the 16 acres of gardens of Tryon Palace during Garden Lovers’ Weekend.
Gardens will be free and open to the public Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 6 p.m. Interior tours require the purchase of a ticket.
Want to take home some of that fall blooming splendor? The Fall Heritage Plant Sale will also be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, on the Daves House Lawn just inside the Palace main gate. This annual plant sale offers a selection of plants grown locally and in the Palace’s nursery yard, as well as a wide variety of perennials, herbs and other fall favorites. There will also be honey from the Tryon Palace bees available to purchase. The Fall Heritage Plant Sale will be open Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Supplies are limited so come early for the best selection.