THE SECRETS WILL BE REVEALED! On Sunday, June 2, 2013 (rain date: June 9th), 8 homeowners
will reveal their “secret gardens” as part of the Annual Secret Garden Tour, a fundraiser for the Hoboken Historical
Museum. We would like to thank the Hoboken Garden Club for
their support. And many thanks to Hufnagel Landscaping for their sponsorship of this event.To see photos from past years, click below.
WHAT YOU'LL SEE THIS YEAR
The Annual Secret Garden Tour is your chance to peek behind
Hoboken’s late-19th and early-20th century row houses and converted factory buildings into a variety of spaces that
reveal gardeners’ creativity and determination to stay in touch with nature in an urban environment.
tour includes a wide range of garden designs by both dedicated gardening enthusiasts and professional designers, with clever
solutions to such challenging issues as shallow soil and deep shade. Some gardens are kid-friendly, others are virtual outdoor
Gardens are currently being evaluated for this year's tour. Stay tuned for sneak previews as the date approaches.
TIMES & TICKET INFORMATION
Guided tours leave every half hour from the Museum and begin
at 9 am; last tour departs at 4 pm. Tours last about two to two and a half hours. Tickets cost $20 in advance and for Museum
and Hoboken Garden Club members; tickets are $25 on the day of event. Tickets are available at the
Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St. Advance purchase is recommended, as space is limited.
Tours are filled on first come, first served basis.
For advance tickets by credit card, call 201.656.2240 and leave your number and someone
will call you back to take the details over the phone. Or you can visit one of several other advance
ticket locations in Hoboken, to be announced shortly. Check back soon.
BENEFIT THE MUSEUM
Hoboken Historical Museum & Cultural Center was founded 1986 to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks.
The Museum offers special exhibits, tours, events, lectures, as well as numerous educational programs
for both adults and children. The Museum is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c) entity.
HOBOKEN'S HORTICULTURAL HISTORY
Gardening in Hoboken has a rich tradition. Colonel
John Stevens (1749 – 1838), who founded Hoboken, was a garden enthusiast, importing and cultivating new plants from
around the world. His gardens were regarded as among the most elaborate and scientifically managed of the day. The lists kept
of seeds, plants and books ordered document his relationship with horticultural pioneers, including John Bartram, America’s
first great botanist, and Bernard McMahon, who helped document the Lewis & Clark expedition. And, if you enjoy the beauty
of the Chrysanthemum or Camellia, then you have Colonel Stevens to thank for that, as he introduced them both to America from