The biennial HPIB garden tour celebrates early summer with a showcase of private and public gardens throughout Hyde Park. Visitors enjoy a mix of well-designed gardens sure to delight. Guests can expect a day of inspiration along a self-guided tour, complete with tour map and refreshments. Knowledgeable docents greet visitors at each location happily answering horticultural questions and highlighting the site's best features. In past years, many of our benevolent homeowners have opened their homes for viewing and are on site to answer inquiries. Proceeds from this community event help support the HPVEC's beautification, education and advocacy programs. If you've never been on this tour before, you're in for a real treat. To get an idea of what to expect, please visit our photo gallery page for some highlights of past tours and our documents page of press coverage of this event.
"The homeowners were delightful and welcoming and they would willingly share their information with you. It's a new adventure every year!! Along the tour you get a lot of great ideas for your own home and garden."
Cheryl O'Leary; tour attendee
"It was delightful to meet new people and re-connect with old neighbors. It's special to share your efforts and receive appreciation from others. Not only was I giving information, but receiving it as well. Very pleased how people were extremely respectful of my property."
June Pierce; garden featured on 2009 tour
If you'd like to include your garden in our next tour please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Home for the Holidays in Hyde Park" rings in the holiday season biennially with a self-guided tour of beautifully decorated Hyde Park homes and businesses. Generous residents, innkeepers and restaurateurs open their enchanting properties to our guests for this charming early December event.
The festivities begin with a gathering at a predetermined location, where attendees receive their tour program/driving map, mingle with friends and neighbors and are offered the chance to win one of the exciting raffle baskets.
At each home, guests are greeted by homeowners and docents who are eager to share their home's history and family traditions. Visitors are treated to refreshments, camaraderie, and in many cases musicians performing seasonal music.
This tour is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.
Tickets are limited and must be purchased or reserved in advance. Please revisit this site for information on our next scheduled tour. If you'd like to open your home to friends and neighbors for our next tour, please contact us email@example.com.
"The Holiday Tour was a fabulous way to usher in the Christmas Season, and really gave me some unique ideas for decorating. Thanks for such a great event!"