~ Hidden Gardens of Watch Hill ~

A Tour of Eight Gardens Surrounding Foster Cove

This year’s garden tour, Hidden Gardens of Watch Hill, will take place over the course of three days, July 18th - July 20th. We’ll kick off the event with a cocktail party with sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard, followed by two days of lectures by esteemed designers, David Monn, Shirley Beuth and Laura Dowling, and walking tours of 8 lovely local gardens.

Shuttle service will be available to those who require assistance. 

Calendar of Events:

  • Wednesday, July 18th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm: 

    • Cocktail Reception & Conversations with sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard (http://www.ursulavonrydingsvard.net/)

    • Location: The McWilliams Residence, Sunset Hill, 5 Aquidneck Avenue, Watch Hill.

  • Thursday, July 19th:

    • 9:00 am: Lectures by David Monn (http://davidmonn.com/): Architect of Style and Event Planner Extraordinaire, “Entertaining in the Garden.” and Shirley Beuth: Principal, Fleures, Inc., “Garden Design.”

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Gardens will be open for touring.

  • Friday, July 20th:

    • 9:00 am: Lecture by Laura Dowling: Former White House Chief Floral Designer, “The Ultimate Floral Arrangement.”

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Gardens will be open for touring.

  • Lunch will be offered each day. Reservations details below.

Tickets for the event are available as follows:

  • Lectures and Tours package: $50.00

  • Cocktail Party, Lectures & Tours package: $100.00

 

** Online registration has closed** 

Tickets for the Hidden Gardens of Watch Hill 2018 Tour and Lectures will be available for purchase at One Bay Street Center on Friday, July 20 from 9AM - 2PM.

 

Important Information for Ticket Holders:

  • Entry Bracelets: Ticket holders should check in at the Cockail Party or at Registration at 1 Bay St in order to pick up their entry bracelets and event details. Registration will be open from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm each day. This bracelet provides access to the lectures and gardens and should be worn for the duration of the event.

  • Lunch Details: A Prix Fix lunch will be offered July 19th and 20th in the Club Room and Terrace at the Ocean House. Please call Lauren DiStefano at the Ocean House, 401.584.7056, for a reservation.

  • Walking Tour: While this this event is intended to be a walking tour of the gardens, a shuttle service is available to those who would like assistance.

Benefit:

All proceeds benefit WHMLIS Children’s Programs and the Expanded Beautification of the Village of Watch Hill.

Pay By Mail


Please make checks payable to:
WHMLIS

$100.00 for Cocktail Party, Lectures and Tour
$50.00 for Lectures and Tour

Make note in the memo for “Garden Tour

Send to:
Treasurer, WHMLIS
PO Box 1451
Westerly, RI 02891