Gardens Revived!, the Museum of Old Newbury's 37th Annual Garden Tour, will feature stunning private gardens located throughout the Newburyport area. The tour highlights the endless possibilities of gardens as living works of art that can be transformed by natural growth or careful planning. Tour the gardens to enjoy lush foliage and colorful flowers, get ideas for your own backyard oasis, or spend a day out with family and friends in the sunshine.
Throughout the weekend, a number of activities will also take place right at the museum. Attendees can outfit their gardens for the summer at the annual plant sale, peruse garden and home goods at the Gilded Horse boutique, hear expert guest speakers share their insight on gardening topics, and walk through the historic Cushing House. The Cushing House's own 19th century garden will also be featured as part of the tour.
1. The Cushing Garden 98 High Street, Newburyport
2. The Patsy Gallagher Garden 147 State Street, Newburyport
3. The Jonathan Young Garden 145 State Street, Newburyport
4. The Colcord Garden 10 55th Street, Plum Island, Newburyport
5. The Jane Baird and Richard Sharp Garden 11 Lincoln Street, Newburyport
6. The Nancy and Jude Haverington Garden 33-35 Franklin Street, Newburyport
7. The Burritt Garden 179 Water Street, Newburyport
8. David Moody House 7 Mudnock Road, Salisbury
9. The Secret Garden 490 Main Street, Amesbury
10. The Riverbend Point Shore Garden 479 Main Street, Amesbury
It is recommended that visitors begin their tour at the Cushing House, located at 98 High Street in Newburyport. It is necessary to drive between the various garden locations.
Tickets are valid both Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, from 10am-4pm.
Event takes place rain or shine.
Tickets before June 1: $20
Tickets on or after June 1: $25
Morning gardening talks will take place at 10:30am Saturday and Sunday in the Perkins Mint, located at the rear of the museum's campus. Coffee and snacks will be served.
Composting in Newburyport with Molly Ettenborough: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:30am
Molly is the recycling and energy coordinator for the City of Newburyport’s Board of Health and is overseeing a trial composting program for some of the city’s residents. This program takes food waste to a local farm for recycling into compost. Molly will explain the various city programs in recycling and composting, as well as the value of composting for residential gardeners.
Gardening with Hostas with Robyn LeBuff: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10:30am
Robyn has researched, cultivated, propagated, and lectured on this unique and varied shade plant. As a member of various hosta associations and organizations, Robyn has become Newburyport’s local expert and “go to” person on hostas. She will passionately discuss hostas and their contribution to any garden!