The House and Garden Tour of Floyd County is annual event held by The Jacksonville Center for the Arts featuring some of the unique homes and gardens across Floyd County.
See our blog post to preview this year’s homes, and purchase tickets to the event.
About This Year’s Tour:
Our second House and Garden Tour, on June 25, 2016, features four quite different homes: A Floyd County property includes a majestic cedar shake-clad main house, a meditation building (“Shanti”) and a medicinal herb garden and greenhouse. Two iconic Victorian houses on Floyd’s main street (Rt .221) are side by side: one brick, one blue, with wraparound porches and filled with art, antiques and history. Another house, off Rt.8 in the county, is back from last year’s tour when it was one of the most popular sites: house and furniture were hand-built by the owners, with canoes added this year.
Each house exhibits surprises: at the O’Neills’, painted leather furniture and hand-painted tissue paper-covered walls. At the Griffins’ next door: an old ice box that’s now a bar with red velvet lining. In the McBroom house a round cherry table nests into a long table nearby and then resembles a spaceship. At the Pritchards’ is Jim Pritchard’s 3-D carved portrait of his wife Laurel – a “Fine Woodworking” $1,000 prizewinner.
Sponsored by Union Bank and Trust