Newburyport’s Museum of Old Newbury will host its 2022 annual garden tour June 11th & 12th 10 am – 4 pm. The theme for this year’s tour is Town & Country, and will feature ten gardens located in the Newburyport, Newbury and West Newbury. This is an extremely popular annual event so make sure to purchase your tickets early. Start your tour at 98 High Street, in order to pick up your 43rd garden tour guide.
Our Newburyport.com feature video provides a view of the beautiful South End home of Paul Goldberg & Joe Bell Garden, captured during the 2019 tour.
Private gardens, including the museum’s own Cushing Garden, will be on the garden tour, all within a short drive throughout Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, and Rowley. Stops on the garden tour will showcase sweeping landscapes, views of the Merrimack River, creative features, and wide varieties of plants and flowers. Along with beautiful landscaping, tour-goers will also be treated to various artists and musicians at work in different gardens.
This year’s event will feature a digital program book that you can view on your mobile device. It will include information on each garden, it’s owner as well as lunch suggestions and Garden Tour discounts.
Along with the Cushing Garden, The Cushing House itself will also be open to tour free of charge. This historic ship captain’s home, filled with 400 years of local history. The Museum of Old Newbury, founded in 1877, preserves and interprets the history of “Old Newbury” from pre-settlement to the present. All proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s education programs and preservation projects.