2019 Through the Garden Gate Tour
Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23
Time: Sat: 10 am to 5 pm | Sun: noon – 4 pm
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)
The Ewing Green Team, the West Trenton Garden Club and local Girl Scout Troop #70138 are excited to invite you to our 2019 Through the Garden Gate Tour! This year we will showcase a number of new gardens and highlight improvements to some of the gardens from prior years. Most of our gardens follow sustainable landscaping practices and a few are even National Wildlife Federation and North American Butterfly Association certified. Our tour this year near the end of June brings us back to one of the best times of the year to go garden touring, and a great time for the gardeners to show off their gardens!
This fifth garden tour of Ewing is being held to promote our mutual causes of beautification, sustainability, and youth development. It is our belief that showcasing some of Ewing’s noteworthy gardens is a great way to help us engage more people in beautifying our town. A beautiful town elicits pride among its residents and helps to build community. We believe that it can all begin with one garden at a time.
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, June 22nd from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday June 23rd. Some gardens will be open both days; others, only one or the other, so be sure to take note from the booklet.
With our focus on gardening for wildlife, we are delighted to announce that this year, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA is very generously offering a free native plant for each attendee. Simply bring in the certificate from your tour booklet and you may choose a plant from their nursery worth up to $7. We hope that you will enjoy your new garden occupant and plant more for wildlife in the future!
Start out at the Ewing Senior and Community Center. Be sure to check out the Green Team and Environmental Commission’s pollinator garden in the building’s central courtyard. This is the second season for most of the plants so we expect to see some “creeping” in progress. Next year, we will look for the leap! The garden 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. From the public gardens such as our pollinator garden and 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, we this that we have a lot to offer. We hope that you will ask lots of questions while you tour as many as you can.