Troy Hidden Garden Tour 2017

troy washington park looking out 2015-05-21

The popular Troy Hidden Garden Tour returns May 25. And tickets are now available online -- they're $10.

This is the 18th year for the tour. Blurbage:

The self-guided walking tour features approx. 30 private backyard gardens in the Historic Sage College, Washington Park and adjoining neighborhoods of downtown Troy.
While most of the gardens are approximately the same size, about 20 feet by 30 feet, they vary greatly in style. Some of the gardens feature charming pathways, fountains and pools. Some are filled with flowers, while others have more plants and vegetables -- all lovingly tended by gardeners of all skill levels.

The rain-or-shine event is Thursday, May 25 from 4-7:30 pm. The check-in table is in the Russell Sage College Parking lot and the gardens are within walking distance of there.

At check-in this year, you'll also get a list of discounts and special offers from downtown Troy businesses. There will also be free refreshments at Carmen's Cafe from 4-6 pm.

And that evening there's a prix fixe dinner menu at Carmen's that will benefit The Friends of Prospect Park.

Albany House and Garden Tour
A similar event in Albany -- the annual Historic Albany House and Garden Tour -- returns Thursday, June 22.

Comments

What a wonderful way to meet people or hook up with old friends! You get to amble through the backyards of 19th century mansions and imagine you are back in 1885. It's like half the world walks with you, and you chat with them as you visit garden after garden. I've made new friends every year.

Hidden Garden Tour always seems like the start of the summer social season. It puts me in that easy, go with the flow summery feeling. Troy is such a friendly town!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

You can rent a kayak at the Corning Riverfront Park now

You can now rent kayaks at the Corning Riverfront Park in Albany. A company called Upstate Kayak Rentals has installed a self-serve kayak rental hub... (more)

Albany is expanding its pay-by-plate parking meters and mobile parking payment

The Albany Parking Authority is expanding the use of the pay-by-license plate and pay-by-app parking meters. The new meters will be replacing the "pay-and-display" multi-space... (more)

PearlPalooza 2018 lineup

This year's PearlPalooza -- the WEQX-organized free music festival on Pearl Street in downtown Albany -- is Saturday, September 15. And the lineup is out.... (more)

Morning Blend

Family separations and New York + Andrew Cuomo asserted Thursday that as governor he has a "legal responsibility for the health and welfare of children... (more)

The Capital Region's home ownership rate ticked upward last year for the first time in a while

Another few bits for the apartments / rents discussion... The home ownership rate in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area ticked upward for the first time since... (more)

Recent Comments

I don't think that's what's meant by "serpentine belt replacement".

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chris

The Capital Region's home ownership rate ticked upward last year for the first time in a while

...has 1 comment, most recently from Mike

No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ellen

Albany City Hall carillon concerts

...has 1 comment, most recently from Tim

Where to take foreign language classes

...has 6 comments, most recently from BrĂ­d