Six Must-See House & Garden Tours This Summer

From Connecticut to the Hamptons, add these events to your list.
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Carol Orr Landscape Design won the Garden Design category with this property at the 2022 Connecticut IDAs. Photography by Peter Aaron/OTTO


Southport Garden Stroll
Date: Friday, June 2 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

CTC&G is the exclusive media sponsor of the Southport Garden Stroll. The annual event kicks off on Thursday, June 1 at a private waterfront residence. After picking up a tour program at the Pequot Library, enjoy self-guided tours of several floral landscapes throughout town. Plus, local vendors will be set up on the Great Lawn and there will be a “Rosé All Day” tent with Fleurs de Prairie Rosé.

Near & Far Aid House Tour
Date: Friday, June 2 | House Tour: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Sunset Cocktails: 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

The Near & Far Aid House Tour is back, with media sponsor CTC&G! The tour will feature homes in Southport, Westport and Fairfield where visitors can relish in top-notch design inspiration and conclude with sunset cocktails.

Date: Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Greenwich Botanical Center presents the 65th annual Grandiflora Garden Tour with media sponsor CTC&G! The Grandiflora Garden Tour is one of the oldest traditions of the Greenwich Botanical Center. Grandiflora is the premier garden tour in the area, offering unprecedented access to some of the most spectacular private gardens in Greenwich and the surrounding communities. Generous homeowners open their world-class properties to ticketholders, offering a rare opportunity to enjoy these hidden-gem landscapes. Your tickets directly support the Greenwich Botanical Center; a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation, and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities and special events.

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Landscape design at this Southampton home is by Edwina von Gal. Photograph by Tria Giovan

The Hamptons

Shelter Island House Tour
Date: Saturday, June 10 | 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

HC&G is the proud media sponsor of the 2023 Shelter Island House Tour, hosted by the Shelter Island Historical Society and featuring five stunning homes ranging in style from historic to contemporary.

Landscape Pleasures
Date: Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 | See website for details.

The Parrish Art Museum and media sponsor HC&G kick off the annual Landscape Pleasures symposium featuring industry experts Raymond Jungles, Charles Birnbaum, and Rebecca McMackin on Saturday, June 10, followed on Sunday, June 11, with a self-guided tour of exclusive gardens.

Garden As Art
Date: Saturday, June 24

Join HC&G for the return of Guild Hall’s Garden as Art, featuring a morning symposium and self-guided tours of stunning East Hampton gardens, followed by a cocktail reception for ticket holders at the patron level and above.