Sat, Jun 12, 2021
As the pandemic continues to evolve, please observe these new procedures and help us ensure a safe, contactless, and seamless garden experience for all visitors as well as our generous garden hosts:
- Pre-registration is REQUIRED for each garden. Pre-register for each on this website, except where specifically indicated otherwise. Children under 12 are free and do not need to be pre-registered if accompanied by pre-registered adult.
- Capacity is limited. Sorry, no walk-ins allowed; no paper tickets or cash payments will be accepted on-site.
- Masks are required, at the discretion of the garden owners, and social distancing is encouraged at all in-person events.
For more details about these changes for this season, see the 2021 Open Days Q&A.
These eight gardens are on the Festival of Gardens tour presented by the Garden Conservancy in partnership with the Providence Preservation Society and the Providence Tourism Council. Access to these gardens is only with a day pass available for purchase (with a discount for Garden Conservancy members) at www.providencehousetour.com
- Sycamore Farm Community Garden
Three-year-old Sycamore Farm is an urban agriculture oasis in Providence’s historic West End neighborhood.
- Shakespeare’s Head Garden
The garden behind the building known as Shakespeare’s Head is stewarded by the Providence Preservation Society. Following the devastating 1938 hurricane…
- Blackstone Boulevard Farm
Located behind and beside a circa 1911 house, these gardens are a renewing oases in a green Providence neighborhood known as the East Side.
- Peace and Plenty Community Garden
Peace and Plenty Community Garden’s soil was first turned in the 1980s in the belief that growing food in urban spaces could make people healthier and happier.
- The Powder House
The Powder House, built circa 1765, served to hold gunpowder during the American Revolution. In 1857 it was moved to its present site...
- The Garden at 134 Power Street
A city lot 70 x 70 feet, the garden is mostly filled with flowering perennials and features a summer house folly…
- Corliss-Carrington House Gardens
The gardens cover almost an acre and include three water features; a brick, stone, and wood pergola; a large cobblestone courtyard; and a formal English garden.
- The Mawney-Harris House
The Mawney-Harris House gardens include a vegetable parterre, a perennial garden and lawn with a dining pergola and grape arbor, and a woodland area.