On Saturday I took my parents (who were in town from Miami, FL) to the South End for the 19th annual South End Garden Tour. I feel like I have been waiting for this event since it ended last year!
When we arrived in the neighborhood and started walking toward the check in tent, as soon as I saw the big white canopy I felt my mouth turn upward into a big smile. I can't explain it, I just love this event.
The tent is at the corner of Tremont and Clarendon and it's where you purchase your tickets and pick up your guide book for the tour. All of the volunteers working in the tent were so friendly and I overheard many of them say, "Thank you so much for supporting us." You can really tell how much this event means to them.
In this garden, the artist was standing beneath a gorgeous iron balcony.
Here is a shot of people on the tour making their way into the community garden:
I could not have asked for a more perfect day. The weather was flawless and the tour was so well organized. Each stop had a brightly colored marker, yellow arrows pointed the way to follow the route and narrow spaces were clearly marked with "Watch your step."
What impressed me even more was that there were no repeat houses from last year to this year. The organizers were very smart to end the tour with the best location, the roof deck with the killer view of the city!
I can't say enough about the volunteers that plan, organize and staff the Garden Tour. They are so helpful, kind and gracious. Throughout the tour, they kept saying, "Thank you for your support." You could tell how much this event means to them.
After a glorious tour around all of these gardens, we ended our afternoon with a delicious lunch at the South End Buttery. I had only been there for brunch in the past, but this time I ordered the veggie burger which was outstanding! For all your veggies out there, add this to your list!
Thank you to the South End Garden Tour committee for a perfect Boston day!