Providence Preservation Society

Festival of Gardens

The Providence Preservation Society is delighted to announce our special Festival of Gardens taking place on June 12-13 and presented in partnership with The Garden Conservancy.

The Garden Conservancy is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, share, and celebrate America’s gardens and diverse gardening traditions for the education and inspiration of the public.

Guests will enjoy exclusive access to a selection of private gardens at historic homes, a community garden that celebrates the city’s diversity, and a Colonial Revival garden stewarded by PPS.

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Eight Featured Gardens

Located in four city neighborhoods from the East Side to Elmwood, the eight featured gardens will exhibit a variety of plantings and contemporary interpretations of historic garden design. Six of the featured properties are private residential gardens located at historic houses. Green-thumbed homeowners have transformed their city backyards into urban sanctuaries by using water features, pergolas, and courtyards to accent rhododendrons, mossy vignettes, and old and notable trees. Not just beautiful, many of the gardens are also functional — vegetable beds, fruit trees, herbs, a hops trellis, and beehives await tour attendees. Guests are also invited to tour a community garden established in the 1980s and farmed by local families and neighborhood organizations using organic practices, as well as the Colonial Revival garden at Shakespeare’s Head, one of PPS’s historic properties on Meeting Street.

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Tour Weekend

Self-guided garden tours will take place on Saturday, June 12. Saturday event ticket sales will begin soon. Guided private garden tours hosted by The Garden Conservancy will take place on Sunday, June 13. Sunday event tickets may be purchased on the Garden Conservancy website.

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of tour tickets will be available. All attendees must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. The events are entirely outdoors. Due to garden capacity limits, guests may experience short wait-times for entry at some tour locations.

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Partnership & Supporters

PPS’s Festival of Gardens is presented in partnership with The Garden Conservancy, and with the support of corporate sponsors and the Providence Tourism Council. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Angela Kondon at or (401) 831-7440.

Festival Sponsors

The 2021 Festival is generously sponsored by:

Partners in Preservation

Residential Properties Adlers Hardware BankRI Patridge Snow & Hahn Counselors at Law

Lead Sponsors

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Parsons Capital Management, Inc.

Contributing Sponsors

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. Artpack Services Candy Adriance & Yankee Travel City & Estate Gardener Angela Deller Professional Landscape Gardening Sally Herreid, Flagstar Bank National Trust Insurance Services, LLC Washington Trust

Media Sponsors

New England Home magazine

Additional Sponsors

Providence Tourism Council