Date: Saturday, July 7
Time: 10 am to 5 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)
Fellow Gardening Enthusiasts,
The Ewing Green Team, the West Trenton Garden Club and local Girl Scout Troop #70138 are excited to invite you to our 2018 Through the Garden Gate Tour of Ewing and its environs! 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. Following previous tours in June and in September, our tour this year in early July will give the gardeners a chance to show off their gardens in at the height of the gardening season!
This fourth 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 2018 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, July 7th with a rain date of July 8th. Gardens will be open from 10 am – 5 pm.
Start out at the Ewing Senior and Community Center. Be sure to check out the Green Team and Environmental Commission’s brand-new pollinator garden in the building’s central courtyard. A work in progress, it features some of the requirements necessary to support wildlife in the garden; pollinator friendly native plants, a water source; cover and food. We are also quite delighted to report that while the perennials are still small, there are monarch eggs an larvae on the milkweed plants. We are looking forward to our butterflies shortly!
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 20 gardens to tour this year. From the public gardens such as the Birmingham Pocket 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.
Below is the map of the gardens on this year’s tour. We think that you’ll be excited to see some of the great gardens in town. We hope to see you there!