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SATURDAY, JUNE 24 AND SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2023 10:00 - 4:00 pm bOTH DAYS

This year, the tour will feature a mix of twenty private and public gardens, each unique and evolving over the years to reflect the changing interests of its gardener(s). The gardens are all lovingly tended by certified URI Master Gardener volunteers; whether private or public, each garden will open to tour visitors to showcase various best practices in environmentally-sound gardening. Tour participants will be sure to see impressive vegetable and herb gardens, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, unique hardscaping, native plants in all their glory and more. We hope you’ll join us for the best weekend of the summer (we think)!

Save the Date - June 24 & 25, 2023

This year, the tour will feature a mix of twenty private and public gardens, each unique and evolving over the years to reflect the changing interests of its gardener(s). The gardens are all lovingly tended by certified URI Master Gardener volunteers; whether private or public, each garden will open to tour visitors to showcase various best practices in environmentally-sound gardening. Tour participants will be sure to see impressive vegetable and herb gardens, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, unique hardscaping, native plants in all their glory and more. We hope you’ll join us for the best weekend of the summer (we think)!

Providence County

The owners revitalized this farm by adding perennial gardens, a large vegetable garden, a young orchard, and meadow in the open areas surrounding the historic house. The rest of the property is forested.

A Revitalization of an 18th Century Farm

The owners revitalized this farm by adding perennial gardens, a large vegetable garden, a young orchard, and meadow in the open areas surrounding the historic house. The rest of the property is forested.
This Certified Wildlife Habitat, developed over the last 10 years, offers an opportunity to see a variety of mature trees, a small orchard, berries, a meadow, as well as patios surrounded with flowering vines and perennials.

Frost Hollow Farm: A Diverse Landscape

This Certified Wildlife Habitat, developed over the last 10 years, offers an opportunity to see a variety of mature trees, a small orchard, berries, a meadow, as well as patios surrounded with flowering vines and perennials.
Come stroll through a backyard oasis inspired by gardens around the world. Unusual exotic and native plants create unique sidewalk gardens that frame the Providence home. A garden arbor welcomes you into multiple beds of various blooms and colors, creating a surprise with each step.

Verdant Oasis in Providence

Come stroll through a backyard oasis inspired by gardens around the world. Unusual exotic and native plants create unique sidewalk gardens that frame the Providence home. A garden arbor welcomes you into multiple beds of various blooms and colors, creating a surprise with each step.

Kent County

Life is about changes. So too with gardens and gardeners. We age, we learn new things, we become more aware of our environment.  As this gardener has aged, elevated beds have replaced raised beds in the square foot vegetable garden.

A Garden in Transition

Life is about changes. So too with gardens and gardeners. We age, we learn new things, we become more aware of our environment. As this gardener has aged, elevated beds have replaced raised beds in the square foot vegetable garden.

Washington County

The major focus of this property is the vegetable garden; but the landscape also reflects the owners’ deep belief in the importance of combining function and beauty, serenity and compatibility with nature.

Alice's Wakefield Wonderland

The major focus of this property is the vegetable garden; but the landscape also reflects the owners’ deep belief in the importance of combining function and beauty, serenity and compatibility with nature.
Welcome to our charming coastal cottage and small yard, which is loaded with charm, flowers and many unusual items. Since moving here in the fall of 2019, the grounds have been transformed with many unique annuals, perennials and water features.

Beach House Garden

Welcome to our charming coastal cottage and small yard, which is loaded with charm, flowers and many unusual items. Since moving here in the fall of 2019, the grounds have been transformed with many unique annuals, perennials and water features.

Newport & Bristol County, Southeastern MA

Stone walls surround this property, which is dotted with beautiful maple trees, hydrangeas and rhododendrons- very typical landscape plants within community.

Japanese Garden by the Sea

Stone walls surround this property, which is dotted with beautiful maple trees, hydrangeas and rhododendrons- very typical landscape plants within community.
This garden was on the first two URI Gardening With the Masters tours in 2005 and 2007, and more recently in 2015 and 2019. The side garden along the house and lavender in the shell driveway comes before the enclosed backyard garden, which is unseen from the street.

Secret Garden in the Point Section of Newport

This garden was on the first two URI Gardening With the Masters tours in 2005 and 2007, and more recently in 2015 and 2019. The side garden along the house and lavender in the shell driveway comes before the enclosed backyard garden, which is unseen from the street.
Enjoy a preview of the 2021 Gardening with the Masters Tour by watching this quick YouTube video.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

Gardening with the Masters Tour
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Gardening with the Masters Tour

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

Gardening with the Masters Tour
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Gardening with the Masters Tour

 

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