Generous Gardeners 10th Annual Gloucester Garden Tour, July 9, 2022 9:30-4:00 in West Gloucester

The 10th Annual Generous Gardeners Garden Tour tickets are on sale! 

Explore private hidden garden treasures in the rural West Gloucester area. The diverse gardens selected reflect the character of this unique landscape and the residents who created them. Many have fantastic views of Essex Bay and the Great Marsh. Rain or shine. Timed tickets are $30 each and must be purchased in advance at GenerousGardeners.org.

This year limited parking along the tour route requires purchasing a ticket with a specific assigned parking area. There is absolutely no street parking in this area of town and no parking available at any of the gardens.  Five shuttle buses will be running the route for drop off and pick up close to many of the gardens. Considerable walking is to be expected. Please note there are no sidewalks on any of the public streets in this area.

As always, the proceeds fund the beautiful public gardens maintained by Generous Gardeners volunteers all over the city.

Please carefully choose your specific parking area and timed ticket.  We suggest pre-ordering a catered lunch as there are no restaurants along the route.   Gourmet Sandwich Options are detailed below and are selected after selecting lunch tickets. We advise doing separate transactions for lunch and for tour tickets as the purchase process can be a little confusing with both items. Lunch options are below the parking options.

OPTION 1

West Parish School: 10 Concord Street.  This is a paved lot  1.6 miles from the start of the tour. Shuttle buses will bring you to garden #1.

OPTION 2

Loud Field: 300 Concord Street.   This is an uneven field although central to the tour. More rugged vehicles are suggested for this location.

OPTION 3

Fryklund Tree Farm: 250 Concord Street.  Parking is on various mowed, grassy areas walking distance to the tour.

OPTION 4

Essex Woods Corporate Retreat: 1 Conomo Point Road, Essex.  This parking location is close to the middle of the garden tour and is walkable with a shuttle option.

Lunch Options: We are pleased to support local food truck “Rhea Pizzeria Napoletana” who are catering three gourmet sandwich options on homemade bread. Each comes with a side salad

1) salami finocchiona, olive tapenade, wood fire roasted peppers, arugula, pecorino

2) sliced summer beefsteak tomato, garden greens, vinegar, extra virgin, aged cheddar.  

3) turkey & avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, maple mustard.  

We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 9th, 2022.  Feel free to call with questions.