The Trustees are pleased to announce that the 24rd Annual South End Garden Tour will take place this year on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM, rain or shine.
Each year the South End Garden Tour features gardens in a different section of the country’s largest district of surviving row houses and this year’s tour is centered on gardens and green spaces in and around the Eight Streets, Union Park, Old Dover, and SOWA neighborhoods. The tour will begin at The Berkeley Community Garden and features a robust mix of private backyard gardens, small pocket parks, and some interesting green spaces and courtyards in the Union Park, Eight Streets, Old Dover, and SOWA corners of the neighborhood.
The United South End Artists have returned and will be painting in several of the gardens throughout the day. These ‘wet works’ will be for sale at the reception at City Year Headquarters at the end of the tour, from 4PM-6PM. Admission to the reception and sale is included in the tour admission.
Proceeds from the tour and art sale support community gardening in Boston. These gardens provide critical green space, a place for neighbors to come together in community, and an opportunity to grow and share fresh healthy food.
Advance tickets are $24 for Trustees members, $30 for nonmembers are available online at thetrustees.org/SEGT and $28 for Trustees members, $35 for nonmembers on the day of the Tour. Information about volunteering and receiving a free tour ticket is available at https://goo.gl/forms/sWoYzz1Cw7y9WpP43.
The Trustees preserves and cares for some of Massachusetts’ most treasured natural, scenic, and historic sites for public use and enjoyment. Founded in 1891 and celebrating our 125th Anniversary from May 2016-2017, The Trustees is the first land preservation nonprofit of its kind in the world and the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization. With a passion for protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever, The Trustees is focusing its renewed mission on connecting more people of all ages and interests to outdoor recreation, culture, agriculture, and healthy, active living using its 116 diverse properties, community spaces, and over 5,000 annual programs as a powerful and compelling platform. Located within minutes of every resident and visited by 1.75 million people in 2016, Trustees properties span more than 27,000 acres across the state – from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks. The Trustees is also a worldwide model and active leader in land conservation, serving as the largest private holder of conservation restrictions of any entity in the state, overseeing the protection of more than 20,000 acres, and working with community’s partners to protect additional land, totaling over 25,000 acres to date. Also leader in the local, sustainable food movement, The Trustees operates five working farms with CSA programs, holds over 2,000 acres of farmland, and is a founding partner of the Boston Public Market, the first all locally-sourced indoor market of its kind in the nation, where it runs all educational programming at the Market’s demonstration KITCHEN and is one of 40 on-site vendors. Funded by our nearly 125,000 members and supported by many generous donors, partners, and volunteers, The Trustees invites all to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment through a Trustees program or property: www.thetrustees.org.