Tour-goers will have a very special opportunity to experience six spectacular, not-to-be-missed gardens in Westport, Southport and Easton. “Each garden has been carefully selected in honor of this 26th Annual Hidden Garden Tour,” said Event Co-Chair Terri Keppel. One of the gardens was a favorite of a past tour and is being showcased again by popular demand to see how it has evolved.
Exceptional sights to see include: a property inspired by the gardens of Monet in Giverny, France; a seven-acre estate with a pool and pool house adorned with parterres of pale pink Bonica roses edged in English boxwood; a garden belonging to a Master Gardener which is entered through a honeysuckle-covered arbor; a cottage garden with cast iron ornaments, walls, evergreens and dried grasses; a property set behind the Aspetuck Land Trust with an English Garden with a fountain and several garden areas; and a property with a pool and new Bluestone patio with tulips, lilacs and climbing roses.
On Tour Day there will also be a Garden Market on the WHS Wheeler House lawn from 9am to 5pm. Admission to the Garden Market is free and will feature a variety of local artists offering items such as lavender filled silk pillows, mediation pillows, jewelry, necklace charms, as well as linen tabletop accessories. There will also be vendors selling antique prints and vintage silver, crystal and glass items.
Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members in advance, $75 day of Tour. All proceeds benefit the educational and cultural programs of WHS. Hidden Garden Tour tickets and directions will be available for pick-up at Westport Historical Society on Tour Day starting at 10am.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call (203)222-1424, stop in at the Westport Historical Society, or order on-line by filling out the form below.
We thank our Sponsors for their generous support:
LEAD: BNY Mellon Wealth Management;
ANNUAL: Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., Maplewood Senior Living, Sachs Walsh Insurance, Brown’s Monument Works;
EVENT: First County Bank, Darton & Company, Darien Rowayton Bank, Oliver Nurseries & Design Associates, Edward F. Gerber, The Dental Center of Westport, The Care of Trees, Arlene and Marty Yolles and Shake Shack.