Gardens in Bloom

data blogMarch 29, 2023

On Thursday, June 8th, 2023 the New Canaan Garden Club will present its inaugural garden tour, Gardens in Bloom, featuring four beautiful, private New Canaan gardens. This is a self-guided tour that will be held 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., rain or shine.

Each garden is unique in horticulture and garden design. Visitors will be given the rare opportunity to see meticulously cared for, and thoughtfully planned established private gardens. Varied in style and scope, this tour will provide a day of inspiration, education and delight. Tourgoers will leave with ideas and inspiration that they can then apply to their own gardening spaces.

In addition to the private gardens, the gardens at Waveny House will be featured as the fifth garden on the tour and as the ticket pick-up location. The iconic Walled Garden at Waveny was restored in 1994 by the New Canaan Garden Club in partnership with the Town of New Canaan and numerous supporters.

The Garden Club restored the Peony Walk in 2014 and the Parterre Garden was restored by the Club in 2017. Garden Club volunteers lovingly care for and maintain these gardens at Waveny and we welcome the opportunity to proudly showcase these public spaces.

Knowledgeable Garden Club members will be in each garden to answer questions.
Proceeds from this event will go to fund our numerous Civic projects which include the gardens at Waveny, the stewardship of Irwin Park, the ongoing maintenance of the Colonial Herb Garden at the New Canaan Historical Society and Horticulture Therapy at Waveny Care Center. In addition to floral design, horticulture, photography, education and conservation, these civic initiatives are the cornerstone of the New Canaan Garden Club.

A special Preview Party will be held on June 7th, 2023 at 6 p.m. at an additional private garden. The party will feature highly regarded Connecticut horticulturist, garden writer and speaker, Lorraine Ballato. Tour ticket holders will receive their tour guidebook at the party so no waiting in line on tour day!

Tickets will go on sale April 1st, 2023. Ticket pick up will be at Waveny House, 677 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840 starting at 9:00 a.m.

Please check back for more information about Gardens in Bloom as we get closer to June 8, 2023!