Hidden Garden Tour 2005

June 12th, 2005

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Westport Historical Society’s
14th Annual Hidden Garden Tour
Sunday, June 12, 2005


On Sunday, June 12, the owners of five spectacular Connecticut gardens will open their properties to the public as the Westport Historical Society hosts its 14th Annual Hidden Garden Tour. The location of each garden is revealed only on the day of the tour.


Day-of-tour tickets  $40
$50 Tickets for Jitney Bus Tour – Jitney departs WHS at 1 PM

Tickets with a map and directions to the gardens must be picked up on the day of the tour at Wheeler House, 25 Avery Place, Westport, Connecticut.

Corporate Sponsors

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Garden Market

On the day of the tour, the grounds of the Westport Historical Society and Veterans Green will be transformed into an open air Garden Market where visitors can browse through an exciting array of fanciful and practical garden related items ranging from urns and pots to embroidered linens, as well as a fabulous range of glass and pottery for the home and garden.

The Garden Market is open from 9 a.m. and to 5 p.m., and light refreshments will be available.

Preview some of our vendor’s wares:
Luxurious handmade herbal soaps. . .
Unique waterfall kits & stepping stones. . .
Handcrafted crystal jewelry. . .

Fine handmade ceramics from Spain . . . 
Lavender pillows & sachets. . .
Exquisite handmade linens . . .
One of a kind handbags. . .
Organic jewelry & home accents. . . 
Floral photography by Artist Donna Callighan 
Artisan jewelry & unique glass barrettes . . .

Stop by and drop a ticket in for the raffle!

A popular feature of the Garden Tour week is a raffle of garden items donated by local businesses.  Special items this year are a Garden Tote Bag chock full of everything for the dedicated gardener, from pruner to trowel to shears, and even a gift certificate for a massage at Derma Clinic, so that you can truly relax after a long day of planting! Another treat is a Tiffany Bird House with an exquisite sterling silver pin nestled inside.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20.


Our sincere thanks to:



Tickets available at WHS prior to and on the day of the Tour

All proceeds from the Hidden Garden Tour benefit the Westport Historical Society.

Westport Historical Society Hidden Garden Tour

Corporate Sponsors

Hudson United Bank
All About the House Magazine

Additional support provided by Balducci’s, Trader Joe’s and Oscar’s Deli.

Event Chairwomen
Linda Adelman
Deborah Herbertson, Passionate Gardener Chair
Cynthia Lee, Garden Chair

Joni Andrews, Lucy Ambrosino, Ronnie Bloch, Donna Brody, Maggie Feczko, Sue King,
Paula Leonard, Denise McLaughlin, Marion Palcsik, Lori Snow, Sarah Shaw

Special thanks to Nan Richards for Cover Design and to Andrea Maritzer Fine for Brochure Design

The Committee wishes to thank our generous sponsors, contributors
and the many volunteers who work on the day of the tour.
Our special thanks to the property owners for sharing their beautiful gardens.

The Passionate Gardener

Friday June 10

A glamorous new event this year is the Passionate Gardener with Mar Jennings.
Guests can attend any of the 3 sessions in Mar’s garden on Friday, June 10.

Brunch from 10 a.m. to Noon
High Tea from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $50 each, and seating is limited for each session.

Find out more about Mar Jennings Home & Garden at www.marjennings.com

At each session, Mar will discuss the story of his sumptuous garden, and give the insider’s view on how he transformed a small parcel of land into an intimate oasis of fantasy and beauty.  Mar began his garden in 1997, and his home and gardens have been featured in Home magazine and All About the House magazine.  Roses selected for color and fragrance, flowerbeds lined with antique bricks, garden ornaments, overflowing window boxes and containers, and ornamental flowering trees radiate charm wherever you look.  A perfect setting for this special event!  Find out more about Mar Jennings Home & Garden at www.marjennings.com.