FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Barbara Rhines, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
978-369-9763, ext. 229;
27th Concord Garden Tour is Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4
Organized by the Guild of Volunteers of the Concord Museum
CONCORD – The Concord Museum’s Garden Tour has become a New England tradition, attracting garden lovers from near and far. Tour seven private gardens in Concord that reflect the individual interests and passions of the owners and their families. The self-guided tour will inspire both new gardeners designing their first perennial bed and accomplished landscapers.
“The gardens are works of art, full of specimen plants and trees,” explains Holly Salemy, Co-chair of the Garden Tour along with Jen Lannan. “Visitors will also experience how the gardens relate to their surroundings, such as the garden that provides the foreground to sweeping river views or the garden perfectly matched to its historic home. There are lots of surprises in store for the visitor, and we thank the garden owners for sharing their treasures with us.”
All proceeds from the tour support the Concord Museum’s Education Programs, which annually serve over 10,000 students from throughout Massachusetts.
The tour of the seven Concord 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 by 8:45 a.m. 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. Tickets may be purchased online at concordmuseum.org; at the front desk of the Concord Museum (GPS Address: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord); or by phone at 978-369-9763, ext. 216. Advance Tickets purchased through May 28 are $30 for members of the Concord Museum and $35 for non-members. Tickets purchased after May 28 or at the door are $40.
Sponsors for the 27th Annual Concord Museum Garden Tour
John De Lellis
Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening
Seasons Four, Inc.
Greenlawn Irrigation Co.
Jane Rupley Landscape Design
New England Home
Design New England
About the Concord Museum
The Concord Museum is where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary, and decorative arts treasures. Renowned for the 1775 Revere lantern and Henry Thoreau’s Walden desk, the Concord Museum is home to a nationally significant collection of American decorative arts, including clocks, furniture, and silver. Founded in 1886, the Museum is a gateway to historic Concord for visitors from around the world and a vital cultural resource for the town and the region. Visit www.concordmuseum.org.