Secret Gardens of Cambridge


Please join the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library for its biennial Secret Gardens of Cambridge tour.  Held every other year, the event will feature more than 24 Cambridge gardens that will be open to the public Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Anyone with a ticket can stroll through an eye-catching array of back yards, side yards, front yards and even an open field of lupines, all to benefit the Cambridge Public Library. 

The self-guided tour is spread out over four neighborhoods.  This year, the addition of 18 new gardens provides an opportunity to explore the city, discover new spaces and give exposure to new ideas, designs and gardening tips. 

Tickets for the 2012 Secret Gardens of Cambridge are currently being sold at all library branches, Bonny’s Garden Center, Dickson Brothers Hardware, Harvard Book Store, Nomad, Pemberton Farms, Porter Square Books and Rodney’s Bookstore.  Tickets for the general public are $25, while members of the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library can purchase discounted tickets for $20 at the main library only. The Secret Gardens tour is the single biggest fund-raiser for the library, usually raising more than $10,000 that will be used to buy books, fund programs and bring guest authors to the library for readings.  For more information, contact:

Link to Secret Gardens flier


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