Gardens of Note

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A Map of Garden Locations

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May 26-June 2

Reston, VA

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A self-conducted tour of five private gardens in Reston
Saturday, June 3 ● 10 am – 4 pm Garden Tours ● 4–6 pm Open House hosted by Hidden Lane Landscaping

Combining two of the joys of life, gardens and music, The Reston Chorale presents an exclusive tour of five notable residential gardens in three Reston neighborhoods followed by a celebration at the end of the day. Ticket purchase includes the tour map and garden program, plus the Hidden Lane Open House from 4 to 6 pm offering refreshments, tours of Hidden Lane's property, and music provided by The Reston Chorale.

The Gardens of Note tour map will be emailed to ticket purchasers between May 26 and June 2. Ticket holders may select any location on the map to begin the self-conducted tour, open from 10 am until 4 pm on June 3. The garden program will be provided at the first stop, and docents at each location will provide guidance. Be prepared for the elements, including appropriate footwear – rain or shine, the Gardens of Note tour is on.

To purchase tickets, click on the green TICKETS button above.


Selected by tour organizers with help from The Reston Garden Club, five gardens have been chosen for their marvelous design with intriguing plantings, hardscapes, structures, water features, and elements of surprise. All of these properties have successfully faced the challenges of gardening in Reston such as slopes, erosion, clay soil, shade, and deer.

  • The O’Connor garden in the North Point neighborhood, a newly created design and installation completed in October 2016 by Hidden Lane Landscaping.

  • The Haukness garden in North Point, ideally framing their waterfront location with a design created by Hidden Lane Landscaping in 2003.

  • The Carson garden, established with the owner’s dedication, replete with plantings and features, in the Dogwood neighborhood.

  • The Wulff garden, with unique structures and plantings on the front grade of their custom-built home near the lake in the South Lakes neighborhood.

  • The Bond garden in the South Lakes neighborhood, a sanctuary created over time with the homeowners’ talented touch and gardening skills.

Gardens of Note is established as a fundraiser for The Reston Chorale by a committee of its Board of Directors in cooperation with The Reston Garden Club and Hidden Lane Landscaping. Proceeds from all sales of tickets and sponsorships benefit The Reston Chorale, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Interested in volunteering for this event? Volunteers help facilitate the self-guided tours in each location. Download and submit the Volunteer Registration Form.

For more information about The Reston Chorale -- including upcoming events, concerts and audition information, please visit www.RestonChorale.org.

If you would like Gardens of Note to consider your garden for our 2018 event, please click here to download a 2018 Gardens of Note Homeowner Nomination form. Please email the completed form to RestonGardensofNote@gmail.com.


Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Gardens of Note tour participants must be at least 10 years of age. Regardless of age, all must have a ticket.

What can I bring into the event?

Please, no food or beverages in the gardens, except water.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may send an email to RestonGardensofNote@gmail.com.

What happens if it rains?

Rain or shine, Gardens of Note is on!

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable; however, if you are unable to attend the event, please contact us at restongardensofnote@gmail.com to request a letter acknowledging that your purchase was transferred to a donation.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please print your ticket and map (which you will receive via email May 26-June 2.) Once you have been admitted to your first location, the Gardens of Note program will also serve as admission to additional gardens.

Can I volunteer for this event?

Yes. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the self-guided tours in each location. To volunteer, please download and submit the Volunteer Registration Form.

How may I nominate my garden or a friend's garden for Gardens of Note 2018?

Please click here to download a 2018 Gardens of Note Homeowner Nomination form. Once completed, please email the signed document to RestonGardensofNote@gmail.com.

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A Map of Garden Locations

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May 26-June 2

Reston, VA

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