11:00AM until 3:00PM
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of tour
For centuries, people have cultivated gardens as a way of spending time outdoors and enjoying natures beauty. But not all gardens are visible to the public eye, or always open to the public.
Since 1999, residents across Hull have taken pleasure in creating beautiful gardens that are shrouded in a little mystery all of which you can actually visit this Sunday. As you explore some of Hulls most enchanting verdant spaces, world-class artists are perched in every garden, painting and enjoying the bay breezes. The gardens run the gamut from magnificent blooms overlooking the ocean to peaceful gardens that spring from the gardeners passion and creativity.
Front yard gardens often take center stage, welcoming guests with bursts of color or drawing the eyes of passersby, says Carolyn Corrow, a Hull resident and agent at Gibson Sothebys International Realty. Those kinds of gardens have their place, but it is not every day we have the opportunity to see the private oases of local residents. This Sunday, we invite fellow gardeners and the horticulturally curious to peep behind the scenes of some of the regions most unique and beautiful landscapes, and inhale the medley of floral aromas as they go.
Unlike the major green spacesand park heavyweights of the city of Boston, the Hull Secret Garden Tour offers a glimpse at the hidden gems on this beautiful seaside peninsula whether they are tucked in the shadow of a charming cottage or growing quietly behind a bustling street. Now isnt that a breath of fresh air?
The historic Paragon Carouseloriginated the Hull Secret Garden Tour over twenty years ago. At each of the homes, garden owners or volunteers will greet visitors and help answer questions. The tour is designed so that you may start anywhere in town and meander through the gardens at your own pace.
This Sunday, June 23, pick up your map of the secret garden locations in front of the Paragon Carousel at 205 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, Massachusetts.