2nd Annual
Organic Garden and Landscape Tour

Sunday, September 13, 2008
12:30 to 5:00 PM
rain or shine

$20 per person, $15 for Green Decade members
Sponsored by the Green Decade/Newton

Join us for an afternoon guided tour of four organic gardens featuring flowers, vegetables and even an organically maintained lawn! Each site will highlight a specific aspect of organic gardening, such as composting, watering techniques or plant selection. Learn more about organic gardening and tips for making your garden (or lawn) grow without chemical pesticides and with alternatives to invasive species! The tour goals are to showcase flower and vegetable gardens, rain- and drought-tolerant gardens and lawns, as well as sustainable gardening techniques such as intensive planting.

The tour is limited to 25 people; we will meet at City Hall at 12:30 noon to caravan and car-pool to the gardens. Please bring a snack to munch on during the halfway break. Water and cider will be provided, please bring an unbreakable beverage container (metal mug, water bottle) for your portion of fresh cold cider.The tour is a bargain at $20 per person, or join the Green Decade and save $5. $15 for Green Decade members.

Buy your ticket on-line.

Enjoy this sneak preview of the 2009 Gardens:

photo: Margaret Ford  
Lush and bountiful vegetable and fruit plantings
that you’ll want to sample!
A peaceful ornamental
Japaneseshade garden plus
a lawnfeaturing drought
tolerant grass

Cobb Garden
A lovely, mature ornamental garden in Newton Center

Cobb Garden
photo: Margaret Ford   
More vegetables -- in raised beds, with a unique irrigation system