The first annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour will take place on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release.
The tour will give guests access to over 20 private gardens in Sumner Hill and Central neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain. In coming years, the Trustees plan to expand the tour to highlight various other Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. Sites along the route will include creative urban spaces, formal English gardens, woodland spaces, and sites otherwise hidden to the public.
The event is inspired by the South End Garden Tour, which recently celebrated its 25th year in June 2018. Both garden tours support green space and food access work of the Trustees’ 56 community gardens and parks in Boston, spanning eight neighborhoods.
Support for the event comes from Jamaica Plain gardeners and business-owners, including Whole Foods, Arnold Arboretum, Samuel Adams, Arborview Realty, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Cedar Grove Gardens, Good Egg Marketing, Boston Building Resources, City Feed and Supply, Loring Greenough House, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, and J.P. Licks.
Proceeds from the tour directly support community gardening in Boston, including the Trustees’ twelve community gardens in Jamaica Plain.
Tickets are available at thetrustees.org/jpgt. Member and nonmember prices are $20/$25 in advance and $24/$30 at the door. Those interested in learning more or volunteering are encouraged to reach out to Trustees Boston Community Gardens Engagement Manager Michelle de Lima at [email protected] or 617.542.7696 x2115.
For more details on Trustees gardens, please visit thetrustees.org/communitygardens. [Editor’s note: The Jamaica Plain Gazette is a sponsor of the July 14 garden tour.]