Spencertown Academy’s annual summer celebration of the art of the garden happens tomorrow (Saturday, June 15th). This year the self-guided garden tour showcases six private gardens in the hamlets of Spencertown and Old Chatham, NY.
A variety of garden styles will be on display on the tour: the perennial, herb, and pool gardens of a 1770s center hall colonial home ornamented with rustic fencing, pergolas, and arbors; a recently installed meadow with 1000 native plants; a cloistered rose garden and formal courtyard parterre; a productive kitchen and cutting garden; a charming retreat featuring an award-winning design; a two hundred-acre former horse farm with an English courtyard garden, multiple ponds, sweeping views, and massive islands of perennials, specimen trees, shrubs, and more.
Also happening on Saturday is the Garden Market on The Green at the Spencertown Village Green. This year’s market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice, plus shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. A percentage of all sales benefit the Academy. Food trucks will be on hand offering breakfast and lunch choices including Arturo’s at Micosta with crepes, coffee, fruit salad, organic juices, and vegetarian quesadillas, and Larry’s Food will be serving breakfast sandwiches and jerk chicken with rice and veggies, as well as an ice cream sundae booth staffed by Academy members.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Tour: 10am – 4pm. Maps available from 9am to 2pm.
Market: 9am – 3pm
The tour will take place rain or shine
Day-of garden tickets and garden maps will be available at the Academy.
The Garden Market will take place at the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy.
Tour: $35 in advance, $40 day of.
Visit https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=2a0e7f to purchase tickets.
Various package rates involving multiple events are also available.
For more info on additional Hidden Garden Events, plus a list of the Market vendors, visit https://spencertownacademy.org/annual-events/hidden-gardens/