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Dates:Thursday, May 18, 2023
Hours:9:00am - 5:00pm, Rain or Shine
Cost:$$$ see below
hidden gardens of beacon hill photoThe annual tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill celebrates a long tradition of urban gardening. From its first garden tour in 1928 when the club was founded, members have opened their gardens on the third Thursday of May.

This year's tour will showcase eleven gardens as well as ribbon gardens viewed from the sidewalk. We are excited to once again offer tea, coffee and refreshments at King's Chapel from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Our Tour is self-guided allowing you to explore our neighborhood. We are pleased to once again invite you to King's Chapel Garden for tea and refreshments during the Tour.

Maps & Helpful Info
Your ticket is the Tour Booklet which you may pick up at check in. Please refer to the map inside the tour booklet. Look for our yellow flags that mark each gardenís entry. Ribbon gardens are viewed from the street/sidewalk.

Peak viewing is typically before lunch. Please enjoy this tour at your own pace. Consider starting your tour at 15 Ridgeway Lane or 46 Pinckney Street, and coming down the Hill toward the remaining gardens.

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring along a water bottle and an umbrella. We look forward to hosting you and sharing Beacon Hill with you!

Suggested Rest Room Locations
Church of the Advent, Moseley Hall off Mt Vernon Square
Rogerson Community - Beacon House, 19 Myrtle Street
Kingís Chapel Parish House, 64 Beacon Street

The event is sponsored by the Beacon Hill Garden Club.

Looking for more unique Boston tours? Our handy guide is full of great ideas about how to see Boston from many different perspectives and vantage points.

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$60 - $80 Purchase Tickets



Beacon Hill, Boston, MA map
Phone: 617-227-4392

Usually By MBTA: Red Line - Charles/MGH
Green Line - Arlington or Park

Parking: Boston Common Garage
Charles River Plaza on Cambridge Street


1-starHidden Gardens Of Beacon Hill Tour 2009
Extremely 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.
2-starHidden Gardens Of Beacon HIll 77th Annual Tour
I 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!
5-starBeacon Hill Tour
I 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
5-starHidden Gardens Of Beacon Hill Tour
I 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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