Are you ready for the South End Garden Tour, a self guided tour of private and community gardens in historic Boston? This coming Saturday the 16th of June from 10AM until 4PM, there will once again be the unique opportunity for gardeners, plant lovers, and nature enthusiasts to tour around roughly thirty of the public and hidden agricultural gems tucked away throughout this storied neighborhood of Boston.
If one pays $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the tour, they will be some of the lucky individuals who will peruse around rooftop terraces, patio gardens, community gardens, neighborhood parks and other recreational spaces. Never before has one of the annual South End Garden Tours ever been similar to another from the past. There are continuously changing routes and featured locations to be admired in the Union Park area and SoWa district, which covers much of East Newton, West Newton, East Berkeley, Albany, and Tremont Streets. Thus is the reason why anticipation for this year is already said to be at its peak level.
Beginning at the Boston Center For the Arts at 539 Tremont Street at 10AM, some of the more notable destinations for this popular tour include the Harrison Urban Garden rooftop above an underground parking lot, as well as Berkeley Gardens with its inspiring Asian influences. Artists in the Garden will also be present once again in the various green spaces participating in this lovely occasion. At the end of the tour, around 4PM as mentioned above, these notable artists will even be selling their work from the day to the public. Displaying these paintings at the City Year Lavine Civic Forum at 287 Columbus Avenue, purchasing one truly provides the best way to remember such an event and cherish your own pictorial piece depicting Bostons agricultural scene.
All proceeds from this day will benefit the South End Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust who are the ones responsible for managing sixteen pocket parks and community gardens all throughout lower Roxbury and the South End. It is highly encouraged that you look to the link below for more information and that whether visiting or if you are a local, there is always a great deal more you can learn about the city and these picturesque urban sanctuaries. We hope to see you all there!