Christopher’s Garden [The Gnomon] is one of my all time favorite places in West Asheville. It’s a place where I go to relax, get inspired, meditate and hang out to talk plants with my good friend Christopher. Sunday there is going to be an amazing community event sponsored by the W.A.L.K., the Hop and a bunch of other cool local businesses, to celebrate the garden and raise money for infrastructure improvements. If you’ve met Christopher or spent time in this unique urban garden he has created then you already know what a special/magic place this is. If you haven’t been yet then Sunday will be a fun way to meet the garden and it’s creator and help insure that it continues to grow under Christopher’s careful hand.
Here’s the link to the facebook event site: Christopher’s Garden Fundraiser
From the W.A.L.K.: Come celebrate with us! This Sunday, June 2, we are celebrating Christopher’s Garden, a magical garden in East West Asheville, a special place where Christopher Mello welcomes us and opens his garden to our community every day. Come see our beloved and legendary urban garden……a place to meet and meander ♥ On…..Sunday, June 2 in the garden, at the corner of Waynesville Avenue & Westwood Place from noon till 9 pm.
There will be a raffle in the garden at 9pm for gift certificates and gifts from Battle Cat, Bari Salon @barisalon, Harvest Records @harvestrecords , Second Gear @secondgearwnc , The Littlest Birds @LittlestBirdsNC, Zia Taqueria @ZiaTaqueriaAVL , Flora @Flora_Designs , Cat Finks at Asheville Community Accupuncture, and more! Raffle tickets are available at WALK or Christopher’s Garden, 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Sponsored by WALK, who will donate 100% from dedicated taps to Christopher’s Garden, as well as The Hop West who will be vending ice cream in the garden.
Last year I researched the land records on the property to figure out what the old house number would have been on the Westwood Place side entrance. It was a fascinating peek into West Asheville’s beginnings of the way we see it today. You can read about the history of the garden before it was a garden here: