The Saturday, July 12, event boasts eight gardens, from pocket size to palatial, in Jamestown, Lakewood, and Celoron, New York. One of these hidden treasures has been so popular that this is its fourth time on the circuit. And imagine a fallen barn turned into a sunken garden!
As if eight stunning gardens weren’t enough, Audubon has added some new features this year.
The event will include a drawing for a beautiful hand-crafted tote bag and matching purse with a garden theme. Donated by Jamestowner Mary Anne Harp, often credited with the original idea for Secret Gardens, the ensemble was hand-crafted by local artisan Brenda Everett. The tote bag will be on display in the Nature Center building at Audubon prior to the tour.
The availability of snacks and water at some of the gardens is another new feature of this distinctive tour that draws visitors from all over.
The Secret Gardens Tour runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
Maps to each of the gardens are provided with the ticket.
Presale tickets for $10 can be purchased at:
Jamestown Audubon: 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY
Four Seasons Garden Market (until June 30): 3181 N Main Street Ext, Jamestown, NY
Lake View Gardens: 1259 N Main, Jamestown, NY
Mike’s Nursery: 199 E Fairmount Ave, Lakewood, NY
Peterson Farm: 3206 Fluvanna Ave, Jamestown, NY
Robert’s Nursery: 3172 Dry Brook Rd, Falconer, NY
Secret Garden Flower Shop: 79 Allen St, Jamestown, NY
Stillwater Garden Market: 1445 Foote Ave, Jamestown, NY
Tickets for $12 can be purchased at the participating gardens on the day of the tour.
The Secret Gardens Tour supports the nature education programs of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. The Nature Center building, housing the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals and interactive exhibits, is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4:30 p.m. The Sanctuary’s five and a half miles of trails, Bald Eagle viewing, arboretum, and multiple gardens are open dawn to dusk every day.
For more information about Audubon and the Secret Gardens Tour, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://www.jamestownaudubon.org.
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