Saturday, June 22, 2019 12PM - 5PM (Rain Date is Sunday, June 23rd)
Tickets $20 Non-Member $18 Member $10 Children 9-16 *Children 8 and under are free
Location: Meet at The Bordentown Historical Society Museum to pick up your ticket(s), a brochure booklet with map and discounts to local restaurants and businesses. Address: 302 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Details: The Bordentown Historical Society is hosting its Annual History In Bloom Garden Tour! A self-guided tour of private gardens, parks and historic sites throughout Bordentown City. Stroll through some of the beautiful "secret" gardens of Bordentown's private homes and parks. Enjoy the delicious eateries along Restaurant Row while partaking in the fresh air and sweet blooms! There is guaranteed to be surprises around every corner!
Take a respite during the tour to check out musical performers, artists or simply to enjoy some refreshments along the way. We will have a professional landscape architect at one of the Garden Tour stops from 2-4pm with whom you may chat about native landscaping or any gardening questions you have.
Restaurant row and many of the boutique shops along Farnsworth Ave. and throughout Bordentown will be offering great discounts ONLY to tour ticket holders! Don't miss this great event! Tickets can be obtained online here:
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Tickets are also available at the following locations: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/417860505641010/ Shoppe 202 (202 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ) The Friends Meetinghouse (302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown). Tickets can be purchased the first and third Saturdays of the month from 12-4PM or the day of the tour from 11-3 PM. All proceeds from this fundraiser aid in restoration and preservation of historic and rare documents, photographs, and various other items as well as Bordentown Historical Society's ongoing educational exhibits and events for the public.
“How Does Your Garden Grow” Exhibit & Event Series
Learn about the individuals from Bordentown that contributed their passion to the world of horticulture and landscape-styles that we know today, featuring Joseph Bonaparte, Harris Hammond, Edmund Sturtevant, Franklin Carr, and Charles David Walker. Joseph Bonaparte was renowned for his formal gardens at Point Breeze. Harris Hammond's boxwood hedges were the longest in the country during the 1920s. as well as the creation of his Chinese rock garden swimming pool, which is allegedly the most unique garden in Bordentown today. Edmund Sturtevant created the first aquatics nursery in Bordentown, and Franklin Carr's efforts in the growing of the hybrid iris have resulted in 12 international awards and his irises can be found in Buckingham Palace and the Vatican.
June 1st - Exhibit Showcase at the Friends Meetinghouse Museum; 302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, 12 PM-4 PM
June 15th - Tour of Fernbrook Farm with Brian Kuser; 142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd, Chesterfield, 10 AM-12 PM
June 22nd - History In Bloom Garden Tour; start at the Friends Meetinghouse Museum; 302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, 12 PM-5 PM
July 6th - Presentation on Butterfly Gardens with Bobbie Herbs; Friends Meetinghouse Museum; 302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, 1 PM
July 13th - Presentation on Native Plants with Bobbie Herbs; Divine Word Gym Meeting Room, 101 Park St, Bordentown, 1 PM
July 20th - Exhibit Showcase at the Friends Meetinghouse Museum; 302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, 12 PM-4 PM
August 3rd - Presentation on Louis and Adolphe Mailliard; Divine Word Gym Meeting Room, 101 Park St, Bordentown, 1 PM-3 PM
August 17th - Nature tour of Point Breeze with Pat Coleman; Divine Word parking lot,101 Park St, Bordentown, 10 AM-12 PM
If you have any questions regarding the events listed above, please email Doug Kiovsky.
Friday, August 16, 2019 (Rain Date is Saturday, August 17th) 6PM - 9PM Friends Meeting House front lawn 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ
Nothing's better than local fresh Jersey peaches! Especially in the form of peach pie a la mode, peach cobbler and peach sundaes. Enjoy dinner in town Friday evening and head on over to the Friends Meeting House where we'll serve you with the best dessert money can buy! All proceeds go towards the restoration and preservation of Bordentown's many treasured paintings and archival documents, as well as the Friends Meeting House building.