A Secret Garden Tour in Cambridge Is Happening This Weekend

Step right up for bucolic backyards and pretty petal patches.

If you missed the lush, flower-filled magic that is the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill tour, you’re in luck. A Secret Gardens of Cambridge tour is gracing the town this Sunday.

As if the classic colonial-lined streets of Cambridge weren’t charming enough (in fact—Cambridge was just ranked the most charming college town in America), 36 of its backyards and tiny green spaces will be on view for oohing and aahing.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, the Secret Gardens of Cambridge tour only occurs on even-numbered years. The tours began in the year 2000, featuring dozens of especially unique gardens every other year. In order to be a part of the tour, gardens must have a distinguishing feature, like a sculpture or a fountain.

The tour window lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as they’re self-guided via a garden information booklet.

Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets can be purchased for $25 at Porter Square Books, Brattle Square Florist, and other various locations. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour for $30 at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House and the Cambridge Public Library main branch. Children under 18 are admitted for free.

The Secret Gardens of Cambridge tour, Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.- 4 .m., see cambridgepubliclibraryfriends.org for more information about ticket sales and locations.