We’ve gotten a few queries lately about whether there would be a garden tour in Wellesley this year. Such an event really depends on The Hills Garden Club of Wellesley, which puts a stellar one together every few years. But having done so just last year, there is not another garden tour on their schedule of events in the near future. This is not to say that Hills Garden Club members have been slacking. No indeed, they still help preserve and maintain Clock Tower Park at 301 Washington St., and members contributed a lovely arrangement to this year’s Art in Bloom exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. But no tour this year.
C’est la vie. Since I can’t find a garden tour in Wellesley, I shall be forced to seek satisfaction elsewhere. For me, that will mean a jaunt into Boston for The Beacon Hill Garden Club Tour, which is coming up on Thursday, May 19. The venerable 86-year old club promises a look at several of the hidden gardens and charming spaces of The Hill, and recommends you wear sensible shoes and have no fear of cobblestones.
Be brave. If one must, one suffers to view beauty.
While I was on Charles St. in Boston picking up my ticket at Linens on the Hill (no need to go to all that trouble. You can order them online at this link), I walked around the Hill to take in some of the area’s famous charm. Chestnut St. was particularly lovely, with window boxes and front-step planters galore up and down each side of the street, providing me with a hint of what was to come on tour day. Here are a few pics: