‘For the Love of Gardening’: Tour showcases unique gardens in Redding

May 23, 2018 GMT

If your idea of a perfect day includes strolling through gorgeous, lush gardens, be sure to check out Redding’s “For the Love of Gardening” tour on Saturday, June 9.

The beauty and diversity of eight gardens are featured in this self-guided tour, which includes the viewing of an expansive waterfall. Among the highlights are a garden surrounded by roses and hydrangeas, plus 19 open-air garden rooms.

Featured properties include “Horsefeathers,” the design of which was influenced by French and English period gardens, “Warwick Farm,” which includes a large vegetable garden, and “Turtle Rock Farm,” where visitors will see a waterfall, pond, perennial beds, specimen trees and a kitchen garden.

Between the historical homes, nature and art, there’s something for everyone, Rosemary Wright, co-president of the Redding Garden Club and co-chair of the tour, said in a news release.

“For the Love of Gardening” is co-sponsored by New Pond Farm Education Center and the Redding Garden Club, and is a fundraiser for New Pond Farm’s programs and Redding Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund.

Tickets and luncheon reservations must be purchased in advance for this rain or shine event. The deadline for tour reservations is June 7 and the lunch order deadline is June 1. Guests can enjoy a pre-ordered lunch at New Pond Farm or take it with them starting at 10 a.m.

Ticket holders will receive a map showing the locations of the gardens and the starting address for their tour. A drawing will be held at New Pond Farm for a selection of garden-related prizes.

Various locations in Redding, map provided with ticket order. Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $40 tour, $52 tour plus catered picnic lunch. 203-938-2117, newpondfarm.org