Hidden Garden Tour in Troy
Troy’s popular Hidden Garden Tour returns next week with more gardens and a special tribute.”For this year only, our event will be specially named ‘Nina’s Troy Hidden Garden Tour,’ in honor of Nina Pattison who helped organize the first hidden garden tour in Troy 20 years ago,” said organizer Phyllis Conroy. “Nina so enjoyed her garden that she wanted everyone to see what she saw and loved about the gardens behind the houses in downtown Troy.” Now in its 20th year, the tour raises funds for Troy’s Prospect Park. It will be held rain or shine on Thursday, May 23, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. This year, the self-guided walking tour features 42 private backyard gardens in the Historic Sage, Washington Park and adjoining neighborhoods of downtown Troy. While most of the gardens are approximately the same size, about 20 by 30 feet, they vary greatly in style. Some 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. Check in at the Russell Sage College Parking lot on First Street for a tour map any time after 4 p.m.; closing time is 7:30 p.m. The gardens may be visited in any order. Admission is $10 in advance at
hiddengardentour.com, or $15, cash only, on the day of the tour.