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Walk Through Our Garden Gates at the 5th Annual Garden Tour of Ewing

The Ewing Green Team, the West Trenton Garden Club and local Girl Scout Troop #70138 are excited to invite you to the 2019 Through the Garden Gate Tour of Ewing and its environs!

Garden TourThis year they will showcase several new gardens and highlight improvements to some of the gardens from prior years. Most of the gardens follow sustainable landscaping practices, and a few are even National Wildlife Federation or North American Butterfly Association certified, others are “working” butterfly gardens and they are showcasing a gorgeous stone garden on the canal on Saturday.  There is something for everyone to enjoy at the height of the gardening season!

The 2019 Through the Garden Gate Tour will be a self-guided ticketed event, featuring gardens throughout Ewing, with a couple of stand-out gardens from neighboring towns. The tour date is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd. Gardens will be open from 10 am – 5 pm (Saturday) and noon – 4pm (Sunday).

Start out at the Ewing Senior and Community Center and purchase your ticket. Be sure to check out the Green Team and Environmental Commission’s new pollinator garden in the building’s central courtyard.  This is the garden’s second season and it features some of the requirements necessary to support wildlife in the garden; pollinator friendly native plants, a water source; cover and food.

Purchase your ticket and receive a pamphlet containing the name of each garden, its location, as well as a brief description, and a map. There are 18 gardens to tour this year. From the public gardens such as the Kitchen Garden at the Benjamin Temple House, to first offerings of a couple of newer gardens, to the long-established gardens that are ever still constantly changing, there is a lot to offer. Please be sure to ask lots of questions while you tour as many as you can.

Don’t forget to check out the back of the Tour booklet.  Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA is generously offering a certificate for (1) one free native plant for each coupon returned to the Preserve by October 31, 2019.  Their certificate value is up to $7.  If you haven’t yet discovered the advantages of native plants, they encourage all tour participants to take advantage of this offer and learn how you can not only beautify your gardens but add wildlife value!

New this year will be a tie in with Ewing’s Arts Community as local artists will be on site at selected gardens where, inspired by the splendor of the season and the garden scenery, they will set up their easels and paint “en plein air.”

See you at the gardens!

Event Summary

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday) and noon – 4 pm (Sunday)
Locations: Noteworthy gardens in Ewing and its environs
Startup: Out front of the Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Rd, Ewing (rain location – front lobby)
Cost: $10