Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Tour
The tour offers visitors a rare opportunity to see hidden landscapes and secret pathways behind the brick facades and shutters of historic townhouses.
The tour is self-guided. Maps are provided and flags make the locations of the gardens easy to find. Purchase Tickets Online.
The self-guided tour begins on the corners of Charles and Mt.Vernon Streets and of Charles and Beacon Street. Individual maps are provided, and flags mark the garden locations. A dozen Beacon Hill restaurants will be open for lunch.
Twelve member gardens and five ribbon gardens will be open to the public. Recent photos of one of those gardens are featured on the right and below. We invite you to join us to see it 'live and in person.' Until then, please consult our website for information useful in planning your day with us, and direct any questions to us at [email protected] We look forward to seeing you!
The garden tours are open to the public between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm rain or shine.
Same Day Tickets:
Tour Day Price: $40 per ticket at Hostess Booths located at the corners of Charles and Mt. Vernon and Charles and Chestnut Streets
The event is sponsored by the Beacon Hill Garden Club.
$50 in advance; $60 on day of tour - Tickets are limited to avoid overcrowding. Ticket Sale Locations
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA map
By MBTA: Red Line - Charles/MGH
Green Line - Arlington or Park
Parking: Boston Common Garage
Charles River Plaza on Cambridge Street
Hidden Gardens Of Beacon Hill Tour 2009Extremely disappointed by this year's tour. Long lines are to be expected, ard these gardens are in lovely little enclosed spaces, but there is very little attention to detail and REAL gardening. It was apparent to me that several owners just popped in plants purchased from the nursery (or their landscapers did) the day before, and one 'garden' featured PLASTIC grass. Not a real garden tour.
Hidden Gardens Of Beacon HIll 77th Annual TourI was disappointment in the May 18, 2006 Hidden Gardens...the lines were extremely long and the gardens didn't have much...I guess you could blame it on all the rain the week before. I feel the donation for the tickets is a worthy cause to beautify, therefore no harm done. One day I hope to be living on Beacon Hill and will display my garden to all who ask!
Beacon Hill TourI have attended several of these tours and they are always wonderful. Looking foward to this years as well. However, I wish the tour was longer than 1 day. Linda T - Nashua NH Garden Club
Hidden Gardens Of Beacon Hill TourI was fortunate to be visiting in the Boston area last week and participated in the garden tour. What a lovely event. I was amazed at the beauty of these 'tiny' gardens. The members of the Beacon Hill Garden Club are to be commended for the wonderful job they did. This was a huge event, and everyone I encountered was gracious, friendly, and eager to discuss gardening. I live in southwestern Indiana, but was raised in Massachusetts. I was visiting a sister in Mansfield MA.
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