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2014 Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Tour

The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association (MKNA) celebrates its 41st annual Home and Garden Day Tour, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Tour is one of Indiana’s largest and oldest tours of vintage homes, offering guests a view of unique architecture, innovative interior design and recent renovations. The Homes The […]

40th Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Tour

The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association (MKNA) celebrates its 40th annual Home and Garden Day Tour, Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Tour is one of Indiana’s largest and oldest tours of vintage homes, offering guests a view of unique architecture, innovative interior design and recent renovations. Homes on Tour […]

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2012 Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Tour

The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association (MKNA) celebrates its 39th annual Home and Garden Tour, Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The tour is one of Indiana’s oldest tours of vintage homes, offering guests a view of unique architecture, innovative interior design and recent renovations.

Homes on Tour – The tour features 7 homes and gardens in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Tour homes are selected for their interior and exterior design, as well as, their distinguishing architectural elements. Tour proceeds support MKNA and its revitalization efforts.

“I Love My Home Because …”

The theme for this year’s tour highlights the many and diverse reasons Meridian-Kessler residents love their historic homes and the neighborhood’s authentic charm and character:

  • “Walking to cozy cafes and family restaurants for brunch, dinner or coffee.”
  • “The array of neighborhood markets, shops and boutiques.”
  • “Living close to Butler University and feeling the college spirit and camaraderie.”
  • “The proximity to the Monon Trail and Canal.”
  • “The huge trees and charismatic, traditional homes.”
  • “Being close to downtown, Broad Ripple and minutes from the northern suburbs.”
  • “Parks, gymnasiums and swimming pools, allowing residents of all ages to be active.”

Tickets – Tour tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $15 at any tour home. Presale tickets are available for $12 online at www.mkhometour.com or by visiting any of the following starting June 1:

  • The Fresh Market – 54th and College
  • G. Thrapp Jewelers – 56th and Illinois
  • Café Patachou – all locations
  • National Bank of Indianapolis – all locations

A good place to start is the home of Kathie and Adam Gibson at 5870 Carrollton Avenue.

About Meridian-Kessler – Originally on the outskirts of the city, Meridian-Kessler became a highly desirable neighborhood in the early 20th century. The area is home to many historic properties, including large estates as well as smaller bungalows and cottages. The home and garden tour was created in the 1970’s to promote the history, beauty and unique architecture of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is bordered by Kessler Boulevard to the north, 38th Street to the south, Meridian Street to the west, and the Monon Railroad line to the east.

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Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Conner Prairie

May 11-13

Do you know a mother who enjoys growing her own plants, herbs and vegetables? Bring her to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park to shop our Mother’s Day Plant Sale that will feature different varieties of plants, herbs, flowers and heirloom tomatoes, sure to make her garden beautiful this spring. Some of the seeds and plants are right from Conner Prairie’s own gardens. Proceeds from this sale help Conner Prairie plant our beautiful gardens, from which a portion of the produce is donated to help feed the hungry in Hamilton County. Friday, May 11 from 4 -7 p.m., Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No admission required.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Green Thumbs Up at Conner Prairie

Daily in May
Green Thumbs Up
Do you have a green thumb? Find out at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park as we work in the different gardens throughout the month of May. Dig around and get dirty in the different gardens across the historic grounds. Grab a shovel and help finish the planting or simply explore the various plants and flowers. Mark your calendars for May 5 and 6 for special presentations by Herb Society of Central Indiana members and May 26 and 27 for wildflower and plant walks across the prairie. Green Thumbs Up activities occur daily and are included in the price of general admission. Admission is $14/adults, $13/seniors 65+, $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members and youth under 2.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.