Welty House To Hold Plant Sale, Birthday Celebration

On Friday, April 12, the Eudora Welty House will celebrate Welty’s 104th birthday with cake and a choir in the side garden, free tours of the house, and a plant sale. The sixth-grade honor choir from First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson will perform at 10 a.m. and birthday cake will be served from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The camellia varieties Elisabeth, Dr. Tinsley, Lady Clare, White Empress, and Debutante will be sold in three gallon pots for $25 each from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those varieties were planted by Welty and her mother, Chestina, and grow in the garden today. A local nursery will provide summer heirloom annuals—a tall pink zinnia, the ‘Legion of Honor’ marigold, and a lemon-yellow sunset hibiscus with a maroon throat.

Tours will be given at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. To reserve a tour, call 601-353-7762 or email weltytours@mdah.state.ms.us.

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