Saturday, May 1, 2010

Calling all Peeping Toms!

I am a voyeur. (Ha ha just, well maybe...)  I LOVE to peek in peoples homes and see what they have done to them.  Especially at night when they are all lit up.  So you can imagine how excited I was to see the FULL PAGE article in the New York Times today entitled "An Open Invitation To Visit". (Okay, the article was from Thursday's Home section, but who's counting.) It has a listing of all the house and garden tours from Massachusetts to New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut.... I am in heaven.  Click here to find the house and garden tours in your area.
 Photos from The New York Times

For you local readers, here are the tours in the Boston area:

Boston, May 20
Twelve gardens and five ribbon gardens will be featured on the annual tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  See Beacon Hill Garden Club for more information, or call (617) 227-4392.

Newton, May 23
The 1732 Durant-Kenrick house and eight private houses will be open from noon to 5 p.m. A 1957 house designed by the architect Paul Rudolph will be on the tour this year. Tickets information at Historic Newton or (617) 796-1450.

Boston, June 19
The Bessie Barnes Community Garden, the Frederick Douglass Peace Garden and the Lenox/Kendall Community Garden will be on the 17th annual South End Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., along with more than a dozen private gardens, from tiny patio spaces to rooftop gardens. Tickets information at South End Garden Tour or (617) 437-0999.

Stockbridge, July 10
The Lenox Garden Club will hold its 20th Annual House and Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket information here or at (413) 298-3089.

And if you're in town today May 2, there's still time to check out the Boston Urban Show House at 44 Bradford Street in the South End until 6p.m.  This show features four stunning floors created by four different design stars, including Jonathan Adler, to benefit the Pine Street Inn. 

photos by Eric Levin


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