Camden Garden Club sets date for 75th Annual Garden Tour

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 10:00am

CAMDEN — Tickets to the upcoming Camden Garden Club 75th Annual Garden Tour, taking place July 20, will go on sale online April 1. Tickets are $40 and will be available through the Club’s website. Tickets will also be available for in-person purchase at local merchants closer to the event.

The Tour will take place rain or shine Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at various gardens throughout Camden and includes a retrospective gardening exhibit, special events, and new attractions for ticket holders. 

From expansive seaside garden estates to small bungalow side yards, the Tour aims to spotlight the very best examples of individual gardens in Camden. 

This year, six private gardens will be showcased featuring a variety of landscaping, planting styles, and architectural structures, with a modern emphasis on sustainable horticulture and native plantings.

Tickets will include access to a free public month-long retrospective Garden Tour exhibit at the Camden Public Library, immersive gardenside performances by local award-winning musicians, local confectionary treats, flower arranging demonstrations, and the chance to win a painting done en plein air throughout the day by Maine artist Alexandra Perry-Weiss.

Since its beginning in 1948, the Tour has been the highlight of the Camden summer season. The first Tour featured 10 private gardens throughout Camden and it has continued every year since then with the exception of 2021, which was suspended due to the COVID pandemic.

Further information about the Tour will be released and announced in the coming weeks.

Those interested in learning more and purchasing tickets should visit the Club’s website now at camdengardenclub.org and sign up for the Club’s newsletter to receive Tour-related alerts and notifications.

Proceeds from the Tour benefit the Club’s ongoing activities including its public plantings at the Village Green and harbor landing, its downtown lamppost flower baskets and wreaths, its scholarship program for local high schoolers and alums, and its shade tree program.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Maine Office of Tourism. Visit VisitMaine.com for additional statewide information. 

The oldest garden club in Maine, the Camden Garden Club cultivates the art of gardening to its fullest sense, develops and preserves beauty in and around Camden, and promotes civic improvements, education, and conservation of natural resources. The Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs. More at camdengardenclub.org.