Newburyport Garden Tour Hosted by the Museum of Old Newbury

By Caitlin Dowling, Correspondent
Caitlin is a freelance editor/writer and former news producer for CNN. As a local mom of three, her family can be found enjoying all Newburyport has to offer, from strolling downtown to biking the rail trail to swimming at the beach.
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The 2024 Newburyport Garden Tour hosted by the Museum of Old Newbury, will take place on June 8th & 9th from 10 am – 4 pm. If you have an appreciation for beautiful homes and outdoor entertaining, the 45th Garden Tour is a must! Explore stunning gardens ranging from formal homes with professionally landscaped gardens to downtown homes transformed by beautiful floral design into tranquil urban settings. The Garden Tour is an extremely popular annual event so make sure to purchase tickets early! You may also want to consider purchasing a Museum of Old Newbury membership to receive discounts on many amazing events throughout the year.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance and they are available for purchase the day of the event at the Museum of Old Newbury located at 98 High Street in Newburyport. Start your tour at the Museum to pick up your tour guide book or use the digital guide which will be sent via email for online ticket purchases.

Private gardens, including the museum’s own Cushing Garden, will be on the garden tour, all within a short drive throughout Newburyport, Newbury, Amesbury and Rowley. Stops on the garden tour will showcase sweeping landscapes, views of the Merrimack River, creative features, and wide varieties of plants and flowers. Along with beautiful landscaping, tour-goers will also be treated to various artists and musicians at work in different gardens.

The Garden Tour is a major annual fundraiser used to help support the Museum of Old Newbury and made possible through the collective effort of generous sponsors and many volunteers. Thank you to the Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor, Bentley’s The RE/MAX Collection, the Media Sponsor New England Home Magazine and the Program Book Sponsor, Harborside Printing.

In addition to the Cushing Garden, The historic Cushing House will also be open to tour free of charge. This historic ship captain’s home, filled with 400 years of local history. The Museum of Old Newbury, founded in 1877, preserves and interprets the history of “Old Newbury” from pre-settlement to the present. All proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s education programs and preservation projects.

If your visiting Newburyport from outside the area, view recommendations for places to stay and consider purchasing a Newburyport VIP Card to receive discounts at Places to: Eat, Shop, Stay and Experience. Download the free, Newburyport App for access to the Newburyport Events Calendar and suggestions for a diverse selection of interesting Things To Do!

2023 Garden Tour 

2019 Newburyport Garden Tour – Paul Goldberg & Joe Bell