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Coastal Gardens of Old Newbury: 39th Annual Garden Tour

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport, MA 01950 (map)
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The Museum of Old Newbury's annual garden tour marks the beginning of summer in Newburyport.  Spend the weekend exploring some of the area's loveliest private gardens, carefully selected for their variety of plant materials, stunning locations, and creative features.  With gardens large and small, designed by landscape architects and intrepid DIY-ers, the tour promises something to suit every style and inspire gardeners of any level.

Schedule of Events

10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday

Coastal Gardens of Old Newbury: Tour thirteen beautiful private gardens throughout the Newburys, all within a short drive of one another.  A program book and map will be provided at your first stop.  

Cushing House Open House: Explore a historic ship captain’s home and experience 400 years of local history

Perkins Mint Open House: See the building where New England currency was printed in the early 1800s

10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday

Museum of Old Newbury Plant Sale    Enhance your garden with a wide variety of beautiful plants

Gilded Horse Boutique    Shop the Gilded Horse for antique and contemporary treasures for home and garden, as well as local history and gardening books

2018 Gardens

1. Cushing Garden
98 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

2. Susan Coolidge Garden
30 Temple Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

3. Mary Knapp House, owned by Dianna and
Yelena Kinosian
42 Temple Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

4. Plummer House, owned by Don Kozak
79 Federal Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

5. Sally Milewski Garden
13 Marlboro Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

6. Seaside Oasis, owned by Catherine Phelan and
Mark Rizzi
231 Northern Blvd, Newburyport, MA 01950

7. Christensen-Welch Gardens
69 High Road, Newbury, MA 01951

8. Rosemary's Garden
15 River Street, Byfield, MA 01922

9. Michael Cebula and Jeffrey Adams Garden
26 Boardman Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

10. Kelleher Family Garden
16 Summit Place, Newburyport, MA 01950

11. Morris Family Garden
286 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

12. Barbara and Ron Guertin Garden
1 Spofford Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

13. Samarra Healing Garden
757 Main Street, West Newbury, MA 01985

Tickets are also available at the Museum of Old Newbury during office hours, Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm.
Tickets are valid both Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10
10am-4pm Daily
Rain or Shine
Early Bird Tickets (through May 31): $25
General Admission Tickets: $30

Museum members receive a $5.00 discount on each ticket purchased.  To join and receive this exclusive discount, visit our membership page.  Already a  member and don't know how to claim your discount?  Contact us at 978-462-2681 or  

Tickets may be purchased by cash or check at any garden during the tour. Credit cards can only be accepted at the Cushing Garden, 98 High Street; we recommend beginning your day here.  The tour can be completed at your own pace throughout the weekend.

Earlier Event: June 7
A History of Maudslay's Gardens
Later Event: July 1
Reading Frederick Douglass