Secret Garden Tour set for June 7

Partners With PARC, a non-profit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host its annual Putnam County Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 7, and gardens are needed for this year’s fundraiser.

This garden tour fundraiser, which supports programs and services for children and adults with autism, disabilities, and special needs, was named “Best Garden Tour in the Hudson Valley” by Hudson Valley Magazine.

The tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a self-guided driving tour of gardens across Putnam County. Tour organizers are looking for unique, memorable, and special gardens to profile for this year’s tour.

“Building on the success of our past garden tours and our well-known Cold Spring by Candlelight House Tour, we are in need of new and exciting gardens to showcase for this year’s Putnam County Secret Garden Tour fundraiser,” said Rand Bridget Otten, director of development for Partners With PARC.

A total of 12 gardens are needed. Organizers are looking for formal gardens, charming country gardens, water gardens, alpine gardens, perennial flowering landscapes, rose gardens, and more. Garden owners on this tour will be given a trip for four to Cancun, Mexico (accommodations only, five days/four nights), as an incentive.

To have your garden visited by Putnam County Secret Garden Tour organizers, call 845-278-7272, ext. 2287 or email garden photos to [email protected].

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