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Newburyport Garden Tour Hosted by the Museum of Old Newbury

By Caitlin Dowling, Newburyport.com Correspondent
Caitlin is a freelance editor/writer and former news producer for CNN. As a local mom of three, her family can be found enjoying all Newburyport has to offer, from strolling downtown to biking the rail trail to swimming at the beach.
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Newburyport’s Museum of Old Newbury will host its 2021 annual “hybrid” garden tour June 12th & 13th 10 am – 4 pm. The theme for this year’s tour is, Sowing the Seeds: A Season of Renewal and will feature nine gardens located in the Newburys. A limited number of tickets are available for this in person event so purchase your tickets early. Visit the Museum of Old Newbury page to view discount options including the early bird special which expires on May 13th. The Museum of old Newbury is taking precautions to help make this a safe in-person event. Masks are required and access will be limited in order to allow for social distancing of six feet.

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.

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