The famed Concord spokesman for individualism and self-reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once wrote: “When I go into a good garden, I think, if it were mine, I should never go out of it.” This year the Concord Museum is celebrating 23 years of “going into good gardens” on the 23rd annual Garden Tour. The Museum’s Guild of Volunteers has organized this to support the Museum’s Education Programs which annually serve 7,000 students from all over Massachusetts and the nation.
The Garden Tour will take place on two days, Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, rain or shine. Each of the eight private gardens reflects the individual interests and passions of the owners and their families and will inspire both new gardeners designing their first perennial bed and accomplished landscapers with acres of garden rooms.
The tour of Concord-area gardens is self-guided and self-paced, beginning each day at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 4:00 p.m. Garden-goers should arrive at the Museum to pick up their maps prior to starting out. Tickets are good for either or both days, but each garden may only be visited once.
Advance Tickets may be purchased at the Museum or by phone (through May 25): $26 Members, $32 Nonmembers; After May 25th or day of: $32 Museum Members, $38 Nonmembers. No refunds; no photography.
The Concord Museum is located in historic Concord, Massachusetts on Cambridge Turnpike at the intersection of Lexington Road. For more information about membership or to make reservations for the Garden Tour, contact the Concord Museum, (978) 369-9763, or visit on the web: www.concordmuseum.org.