Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Kit Hanley and Barbara & Clyde Womack Gardens 
Signal Mountain, TN 37377  



Membership Manager 
Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter 

This program is an opportunity for education, promotion and encouragement of native plant gardening, as well as Wild Ones member appreciation.  Rather than a traditional "garden tour" where everything is perfect, Landscapes in Progress is an event where members -- host and visitor -- can ask questions, share information about their own endeavors, and spend time with others dedicated to landscaping with native species. 

For this LIPs we will visit the gardens of Kit Hanley and Barbara & Clyde Womack.  Both of these gardens offer different and unique points of view.


Kit Hanley - My garden is pretty young. I live on a neighborhood lot surrounded by neighbors. It was a blank slate once I removed some invasives.  Thankfully I moved here with carloads of plants from previous gardens and many of them have been so relieved to move from the heat of Louisiana and Arkansas (me too).

I have added many, many more plants since then. This garden is filling in and constantly expanding. I don’t seem to be able to stop myself from adding more and more planting space. My garden is definitely a work in progress. Gardening is a privilege and a joy. Come share.



Barbara & Clyde Womack - When we purchased our house 30 years ago there were a few plantings and a wooded roadbed running through the back yard.  My husband immediately installed 120 feet of culvert and had topsoil delivered to fill in a large portion of the roadbed.  He found an area to create a compost pile as he did in all our other homes.  That compost pile has saved me.  

Knowing little about the plants that grew in this area, we committed many plant crimes to stop the erosion on our very steep lot.  We planted ivy and vinca minor.  A few years later, we realized the error of our ways and began the arduous task of removing them.  I am still at it today.  Over the years we learned about the glorious native plants that populate this region and have sought to replace many of our mistakes with them.  I still love many non-natives and have a few, but my pursuit is to protect this gorgeous environment we have here in east Tennessee. 

Please bring your spouse, significant other or friend!

Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.

Driving and parking directions will be sent to you closer to the date of the event.

This event is FREE for members of the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones.