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Museum of Old Newbury

98 High Street

Newburyport, MA 01950

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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 and Perkins Mint. The Cushing House's own 19th century garden will also be featured as part of the tour.

Gardens Featured:
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



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.

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.

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!


Early bird tickets will be on sale through May 31 for $20 each. Beginning on June 1, tickets will be $25 each.

FAQ

  • Where do I go to begin the tour?
    It is recommended that visitors begin their tour at the Cushing House, located at 98 High Street in Newburyport. Here, you will receive a program booklet with directions to the other gardens on the tour.

  • Do I have to buy a ticket for a specific day?
    No, tickets are valid both Saturday and Sunday. A ticket gives you one entry to each garden on the day of your choosing.

  • Should I plan to walk or drive?
    While some gardens are walking distance from one another, others are spread out. You should plan to drive among the various locations.

  • What is the Gilded Horse Boutique?
    The Gilded Horse is a shop of antique and contemporary home and garden treasures. The shop is located in our 19th century carriage barn, located on the museum's 98 High St. campus.

  • What if it rains?
    The event takes place rain or shine.

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