The 10th Anniversary of the Secret Gardens of Cambridge, sponsored by the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, will be held on Sunday, June 13th from 10AM to 4PM, rain or shine. This self-guided tour includes access to nineteen private gardens, special green spaces, and historic locations throughout the city. Now held on alternate years, the Secret Gardens is a much-anticipated very special event that is not-to-be-missed by gardeners and all those who appreciate gardens! This year in addition to the private gardens featured, there will be a variety of innovative gardens, including: a newly-launched sustainable garden project; an urban habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation; gardens that support multiple ecosystems and recognize the importance of native plants; a garden that functions as outdoor classrooms for elementary school children; and a cooperative community garden.
Tickets will be $20 per person in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Starting May 15th tickets will be available at all Cambridge Public Library locations and the following Cambridge businesses:
Bonny’s Garden Center, 41 Bay State Road
Clothware, 52 Brattle Street
Nomad, 1741 Massachusetts Avenue
Porter Square Books, Porter Square Shopping Center
Rodney’s Bookstore, 698 Massachusetts Avenue
Tickets will also be available by mail. Checks should be made out to the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library and mailed to the library at 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, ATT: Secret Gardens. Please include a $3.00 processing fee per mail order. Mail orders will not be accepted after May 28th.
On the day of the event tickets will only be sold at the five businesses listed above (check Sunday hours), the Boudreau Branch Library, 245 Concord Avenue and the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, 159 Brattle Street.