The 2019 Amherst Garden Tour
Saturday, June 29, 2019
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
PURCHASE GARDEN TOUR TICKETS
This year we are celebrating the Heart and Soul of the garden. We have six (never on the tour before) experiences for you along with the Strong House 18th century garden and new beds of medicinal herbs. You will visit professional and personal, Japanese and permaculture, suburban and urban landscapes while learning what makes these gardens reach your heart and soul.
Garden Tour tickets are available online now. Tickets go on sale June 12 at A.J. Hastings, the Hadley Garden Center, Andrew’s Greenhouse, and at the Amherst History Museum during open hours. Advance tickets: $20 adults, $15 AHS members. Day of tickets: $25 adults, $20 AHS members, children 10 and under are free.
New! – Thursday Evening Farmers’ Market
Visit the Museum on Thursday evenings, from 5 to 8 PM, from May through September, and see the new farmers’ market we are hosting on our front lawn. The offerings are constantly changing, and will expand as the season warms up. We have already hosted booths selling pottery, jewelry, coffee, and barbecued chicken.
Dressing Up, Dressing Down
Come explore our new exhibit, “Dressing Up: Women’s Fashion Through the Gilded Age” curated by Hampshire College thesis student Molly O’Donnell! This exhibit examines the dichotomy of public/private presentation through an exploration of women’s ‘house’ and ‘street’ clothes throughout the 19th century! This is your chance to see a beautifully curated collected of dresses from our clothing collection all on display at once, and learn about the evolution of women’s fashion in 19th century America.
Soap, Water, and Wool- Felted Soap Making Workshop
Soap and a washcloth, all in one! Join fiber artist Flo Rosenstock on Sunday, April 28th from 1-3pm for a hands-on felted-soap making workshop for the whole family! To create felted soap, a bar of soap is wrapped in wool fleece, wet, and agitated to created a felted soap with a colorful, slightly abrasive surface. Then you can use it as you would any soap, except that it will last longer and be fun to admire! Learn how to make your own felted soap, and then take it home. This workshop will have a $1 materials fee per participant.