2019 Secret Garden Tour

Hammond Harwood Secret Garden Tour PostcardDate:

Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time:

Noon to 5:00 p.m 

Admission:

• $30 per person in advance 

• $35  day of the event 

• 10% discount for group tour of 10 or more purchased in advance.

Half off membership levels available ONLY with the purchase of a ticket

Day of Ticket Pick-Up and Sales at SGT Headquarters:

120 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

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The 2019 historic Hammond- Harwood House Secret Garden Tour features private gardens in the Historic District of Annapolis. The area between City Dock and Spa Creek holds architectural gems from Annapolis’ earliest days as well as Victorian-era and 20th-century homes. The gardens range from extremely small to surprisingly large, from formal to cottagelike, and from well-established to quite new. All the gardens epitomize the goals of the home gardener: to have a beautiful space filled with flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and other garden elements, a space that is a pleasure to live in and inspirational to work in.
All proceeds from this tour will benefit the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House, an Anglo-Palladian home on Maryland Avenue, and its museum collection of paintings, furniture, and colonial decorative art.

This special event is made possible by the owners who graciously open their outdoor areas for this annual fundraiser.

 

Become a Tour Supporter

The Secret Garden Tour is an important fundraiser for Hammond-Harwood House.

All proceeds go toward preservation projects and fun, interesting programs that bring history to life. You can help make this year’s Secret Garden Tour a success by becoming a Supporter, Benefactor, or Champion.

Your name will be listed in the tour booklet.

Giving levels:

$50-$99 – Supporter
$100 – $199 – Benefactor
$200 and more – Champion

 

Events & demonstrations featured in the gardens of the Secret Garden Tour:

Beekeeping & Pollinator Corner

Members of the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners Beekeeping Project will have a table with information about beekeeping, honeybees, and other pollinators. They will provide information on the life and decline of honeybees and how we can create safe and welcoming habitats for all pollinators by planting native plants and practicing sustainable gardening techniques. An “observation hive” with Plexi-glass windows will provide visitors a close up view of the inner workings of an active beehive with brood and attendant bees — without fear of being stung.

Professional artists from Paint Annapolis

The Secret Garden Tour is proud to host artists from Paint Annapolis in our beautiful gardens. This premier event is a five-day juried plein air painting competition, June 3 – 10, drawing artists from around the world. It joins artists and patrons of the arts together to share in the vibrancy of outdoor painting and explores, in paint, the special colonial architecture, marine atmosphere, and overall energy of Maryland’s capital city.

Jan Kirsh Studio sculpture

Kirsh lives and works in concert with nature. Trained in ceramics, sculpture, design and photography, she turned first to landscape design, fulfilling a desire to work within the parameters of her environs. One of her sculptures will be featured in one of the gardens of this year’s tour.   jankirshstudio.com

A little housekeeping information:

Annapolis has 4 large parking garages in the city.  To learn their location and to even reserve a parking spot, go to www.annapolisparking.com.  There is also a shuttle that goes between the garages and downtown.  On street parking in the business district is by meter. Parking in the residential districts is free but both metered and residential parking are restricted to 2 hours.  All are sign posted.  Garage parking is always the best choice for a worry free stay.

 

A special thank you to Sponsors and the Volunteer Docents who make it possible.

The event is held rain or shine.

Tickets can be used on either day, or both days.  

Tour starts at: 120 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Would you like to Volunteer?

Volunteers are stationed in each garden to answer questions and describe interesting features. As a thank you, volunteers receive one free admission to the gardens.

If you like to become a Secret Garden Volunteer please call 410-263-4683 extension 10

Volunteer

You will be sent information about what garden you will be assigned to once you sign up.  

For questions or more information call Eleni Bozori at 410-263-4683 ext 10