Newark Garden Tour
June 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$20
Newark Garden Tour
benefiting the Newark Arts Alliance
The Garden Tour is ON! We ask that all guests wear a mask and maintain 6 ft. space between guests.
The Garden Tour will be held rain or shine and features a self-guided tour of six area gardens. Gardeners have made creative outdoor spaces using native plants, natural elements, garden structures and arranged plantings. As a result, you’ll learn ways to bring creativity to your own landscape.
Tickets are $18 for Newark Arts Alliance members, $20 for non-members which includes a detailed map on the day of the tour. The map/brochure may be emailed to you on the morning of the tour for printing out at home upon request. Otherwise, pick up tour maps at the NAA from 9:45am to 2:00pm. Buy tickets online: TICKETS Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the event.
What will you find on the tour?
1.The Grimaldi House sign greets you. Paths lead you past boxes filled with geraniums and veronica, under an ivy arch surrounded by rose and hydrangea bushes to a pond. Frogs will scurry but coy and goldfish will bubble to the surface convinced that you are here to feed them. Follow The Creeping Jenny slate path takes you to the “Secret Garden” Sit and breath in the scent of Roses, Cat Nip and Day Lilies. Let all of Natures Bounty put her arms around you and give you peace
2.Woodland garden featuring a range of native American azaleas and other native perennials. Whimsical features from the artist in residence. There is no such thing as garden waste here. Everything is composted or re-used in a fun way to create natural habitats.
3.This garden, naturalistic in design, features a mixture of herbaceous perennials, deciduous flowering shrubs and trees, and conifers, with emphasis on native plants but not exclusively. The mostly curvilinear planting areas are connected by grass pathways leading to the back section of the property where it finishes in a modest section of woodland garden. A pleasure garden, there are various garden ” rooms” for repose with an emphasis on solitude but always featuring plants as the focal point, lending a sense of the mystery of what might be around the next turn.
4.This garden reflects the gardeners joy. Each plant is a personal choice reflecting love of color and form. Follow a lush lawn pathway winding past the vibrant color of iris, peonies, lilies, ferns, coral bells, astilbe, day lilies, camellia bushes, azaleas,
columbines and hydrangeas.
5.A Backyard Habitat since 2006, this former 1/4 acre of lawn, features over 90 species of native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, vines, and perennials. The Button Bush, Bee Balm and Elderberry are pollinator hotspots in the spring and summer! The Milkweed, Violets and Oak tree are essential host plants to the larva of butterflies and moths. Dogwood, Viburnam and Coneflower provide nutritious seeds and berries. Asters, Goldenrod and native grasses light up the fall scene with color and pollinator buzz.
6.Shade, roots and water inspired this unique design. Tall trees, rhododendrons, wildflowers and an extensive collection of ferns form an oasis attractive to songbirds and people.