420 High Street,
Old Governor's Mansion,
The Old Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort is being transformed into an “inspired Christmas in a historical setting,” showcasing the talents and creativity of 11 designers from throughout Kentucky. Presented by Flower Magazine and L.V. Harkness, the mansion will be open to the public for daily tours November 30 through December 9.
The mansion tour hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door, per person. State employees will receive a 50-percent discount with valid state identification, and military personnel will be admitted free with valid military identification.
A holiday gift shop offering a range of Christmas, garden and Kentucky-themed items will also be open in the mansion’s garden cottage during tour hours.
The designers for Christmas at the Old Governor’s Mansion include:
- Jon Carloftis, Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens, Lexington
- Lynn Parris deSeroux, Paris
- Greg Hofelich, Working Eye Design Consultants, Lexington
- Patrick Howard, P.G. Howard Designs, Lexington
- Mary Cynthia Martin, Joe Martin and Martin Durr Caldwell Interior Designs, Danville
- Carol Mitchell and Ruth Babcock, Carol Lynn Originals, Lexington
- Tracey Meade, Garden Design and Kendrick & O’Dell, Cold Spring
- Roiann Ridley, MacKenzie’s Floral, Bowling Green
- Ellen Timmons, Flower Power, Louisville
- Lee Waterfield, Frankfort
- Jennifer Wilson and Teresa Abell, Wilson Nurseries, Frankfort
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Kentucky Executive Mansions Foundation Inc. (KEMFI) and are for the preservation of the Old Governor’s Mansion. The mansion is one of the nation’s oldest executive residences, originally built in 1798.