Gardens to Visit This Summer in Southern New England
Hopefully you’ve stumbled up on this post, with the hope of finding a new garden or location with gardens to visit this summer. So we’ve put together a big list of places that are open for visitors paid and unpaid to visit this summer. I am planning to visit as many as possible.
Southern New England generally represents Connecticut, Rhode Island and Mass or parts of Mass south or nearby Boston. So we will be focusing on those areas. For enjoy the list and let us know if you have traveled to any of these or have one to add to our list for this upcoming summer 2019.
Note: I am not including “open garden days” on this because they are such specific dates and times, and often require advanced registration. However, they should not be missed! The Garden Conservancy Website has lots of Open Garden days on their event lists, mostly situated throughout the Northeast (NY, CT, RI and MA) as well as Northern California and some in Washington State. If you live in one of those areas, do be sure to check them out ahead of time to register. A few of the gardens below also have open dates, but most of these have the ability to visit or schedule a visit without it being a special date.
** Gardens I have been to and can vouch for their awesomeness.
Gardens in Rhode Island:
** Sakonnet Gardens Open Day: We love this one - and open days are coming up soon, this is one of the only ones on the list that isn’t open for regular hours. So be sure to either schedule a tour with your garden group or go in the end of May. MORE INFO HERE - open May 25-26th 9am-6pm.
Wicked Tulips Flower Farm - only in season - you need tickets for this one!
Electric Moon Peony Farm - Little Compton RI
Newport Mansions Secret Garden Tour - Newport RI
** Mt Hope Farm - Bristol RI