Posted by: David Giacalone | July 2, 2016

Stockade Garden Tour preview (2016)

2016-graden-tour-logo The Stockade Association’s 2016 Garden Tour — “Art & Nature” — will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 15 & 16, with Stockade residents opening twelve gardens to the public. For more information, go to the Garden Tour webpage, which lists Ticket Outlets and allows online purchases. Tickets for entrance to all participating gardens, valid both days, are $20 in advance, and $25 on Tour day.

  • update (Sunday, July 17, 2016): You can see more than a hundred photos from the actual Garden Tour at “a garden tour for the ages.”

The following slideshow offers a preview of the twelve 2016 Art & Nature Garden Tour locations. The photos were taken between June 15 and June 24, 2016, so expect many refinements, plus the inevitable demands of Mother Nature and whimsical touches of many artistic muses. [To see a larger version of an image in the slideshow, pause on the image, then right-click on it and choose “open image in new tab”.]

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  • There is a lot to see. Please remember to have liquids available, and consider a parasol, and perhaps spreading your visit over both days.
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  • If you appreciate the shade trees remaining in the Stockade, and bemoan the shadeless stretches of sidewalk, please help save our street trees by promoting S.O.S. Trees. It is possible, and can often be less expensive, to improve sidewalks without removing our shade trees. S.O.S. Trees is the web portal for information and links.

Thanks, in advance, to the Tour Committee members, who have been working hard to create and coordinate the event, and to all those who purchase tickets and join the Tour. Extra special thanks to the Hosts for opening their gardens, and for all their planning, planting, and tending.

Here’s a list of the participating hosts and gardens:

  1. Gloria Kishton/Bob Lemmerman: 207 Union  

  2. Jorgé Alvarez:  224 Union Street   

  3. Diane DeMeo:  232 Union Street   

  4. Donna Thomas:  234 Union Street  

  5. Sean and Dan Philpott-Jones  127 College Street

  6. Lawrence James/Tina Caruso: 142 Front St. 

  7. Charles Gelarden/Jessica Johndrew: 112 Front Street  

  8. Werner Feibes:  17 N. Ferry  #8 

  9. Mabel Leon: 22 Front St.   372-1531 

  10. Franca DiCrescenzo  22 N. Church St. 

  11. Donna Smith – 20 N.Church St. 

  12. Rosemary Harrigan: 14 N. Church St. (Katy Kindl House)  



. . a view of garden #11, 20 No. Church Street (click on it to enlarge) . .

p.s. They’re gracious in gray-tones, too:

IMG_0783-001 . . IMG_0707


  1. […] Spring is here and the Stockade Association Garden Tour Committee is hard at work organizing the 2016 bi-annual event for July 15 (3-8pm) and July 16 (10am–4pm). The tour logo – a sunflower, glowing in a blue sky over a Stockade streetscape, expresses this year’s theme of “Art and Nature.” At least 8 private gardens, public gardens, and all 3 Stockade churches’ gardens will participate. Making this year’s tour even more special, gardens will feature works of art installed exclusively for the Tour. Check out the Garden Tour Preview. […]

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