June 8th, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine
On Thursday, June 8th, 2023 the New Canaan Garden Club will present its inaugural garden tour, Gardens in Bloom, featuring four beautiful, private New Canaan gardens. This is a self-guided tour which will be held 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., rain or shine.
In addition to the private gardens, the gardens at Waveny House will be featured as the fifth garden on the tour and as the ticket pick-up location. The iconic Walled Garden at Waveny was restored in 1994 by the New Canaan Garden Club in partnership with the Town of New Canaan and numerous supporters. The Garden Club restored the Peony Walk in 2014 and the Parterre Garden was restored by the Club in 2017. Garden Club volunteers lovingly care for and maintain these gardens at Waveny and we welcome the opportunity to proudly showcase these beautiful public spaces.
Each garden is unique in horticulture and garden design. Visitors will be given the rare opportunity to see meticulously cared for, and thoughtfully planned established private gardens. Varied in style and scope, this tour will provide a day of inspiration, education and delight. Tour goers will leave with ideas and inspiration that they can then apply to their own gardening spaces. Paragraph moved
Knowledgeable Garden Club members will be in each garden to answer questions.
Proceeds from this event will go to fund our numerous Civic projects which include the gardens at Waveny, the stewardship of Irwin Park, the ongoing maintenance of the Colonial Herb Garden at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and Horticulture Therapy at Waveny Care Center. In addition to floral design, horticulture, photography, education and conservation, these civic initiatives are the cornerstone of the New Canaan Garden Club.
A special Preview Party will be held on June 7th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at an additional private garden. The party will feature highly regarded Connecticut horticulturist, garden writer and speaker, Lorraine Ballato. Tour ticketholders will receive their tour guidebook at the party. This event is now SOLD OUT.
We would like to acknowledge the generosity and support of our Corporate Sponsors: Hutchinson Tree Care Specialists. Inc., Karl Chevrolet, Kathryn Herman Design, LLC and SavATree. The outstanding support of all of these sponsors is a critical component of the success of this event!
Tickets are now available for purchase by clicking on the link provided on this website. Tickets will be $50 for the Garden Tour and $75 for the Preview Party. Tickets to the Preview Party are very limited. As of April 30th, this event is now SOLD OUT. There are also Patron tickets should you want to make a purchase at that level. Online sales for the Tour tickets will end at midnight on June 6, 2023 but can be purchased on site as noted below. Tickets for the Preview Party will close on June 2, 2023 or earlier if the event is sold out.
Ticket pick up will be at Waveny House, 677 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840 on Wednesday, June 7th between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and on Tour day, Thursday, June 8th between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase on both days for $60.
Please check back for more information about Gardens in Bloom as we get closer to June 8, 2023!
For any questions please email [email protected].