Explore twelve private hidden gardens of historic Charlestown on Sat. June 13, 2015 from 10:00-3:00. This year’s tour boasts a wide variety of horticulture and landscape features from fruit trees to cobble walkways and the garden at the PBS “This Old House” project of last year. Described as a “work in progress” by the owner, she is soliciting ideas from tour attendees about plant materials and design as her garden evolves.
The tour begins at the Gardens for Charlestown Community Garden where you will receive your ticket/booklet/map. The Community Garden is a park-like setting which is open to the public and includes 64 garden plots and extensive communal boarder gardens. A free “Container Gardens” program will be conducted in the garden from 11:00-11:30. Topics including: plant selection and layout, growing edibles in containers, special considerations for specific sites (e.g. roof decks, window boxes) and general container garden maintenance will be covered. Box lunches will also be on sale in the community garden or you can enjoy lunch at one of Charlestown’s restaurants. Following the tour from 3:00-5:00 pm there will be a reception for tour goers, garden owners, supporters and volunteers in the Community Garden. This event is rain or shine.
Tickets purchased before June 12th and members of GfC $20.00. Day of Tour price $25.00 at the community garden. To purchase advance tickets go to www:gardensforcharlestown.com and click onto the Eventbrite link. Please bring your printed receipts with you. Proceeds from the tour support this 501©3 educational organization’s programs and maintenance. Gardens for Charlestown, P.O. Box 290044, Charlestown, MA 02129.
The Community Garden is located at the intersection of Main and Bunker Hill Streets two blocks from Sullivan Sq. There is free street parking available, the Sullivan Sq. Orange Line MBTA Station is a 5- minute walk or there is MBTA bus service from Haymarket Station on either the Route #92 or #93 bus which drops you off at the garden.