After 3 years, Secret Gardens of Oxford Tour reconvenes on Saturday, June 4. New this year is a rebranded shed sale (to a Chic Shed Sale) and the introduction of a Mascot– a rabbit carrying two tulips. Watch for posters, bookmarks, and totes featuring the rabbit that start popping up in the region in mid-April.
The Oxford Garden Club invites gardeners and those who enjoying viewing gardens to join the reboot. This year, the Secret Gardens of Oxford Tour comprises 3 events (the Garden Tour, the Chic Shed Sale, and a Raffle).
The Garden Tour gives participants access to 8 backyard gardens in picturesque Oxford, MD. The 8 gardens present a variety of gardening themes, strategies, and visions. Participants with tickets are welcome to view the gardens from 10 am to 3 pm. Since our mascot rabbit, who obviously prefers tulips, knows all the gardens of Oxford, each the 8 gardens on the Tour will be marked by a large (wooden) tulip in the front yard. Docents will provide information about the gardens and the homeowners’ insights about their gardens. Complimentary ice water will be available at each garden. Tickets, in the form of the Tour Brochure, will be available for purchase at the Oxford Town Park and before the event. See below for information about prepaying for the Tour. (The events will be held rain or shine so prepaid tickets will not be refundable.)
The Chic Shed Sale will be held from 9 am to 1 pm in the Oxford Town Park. The Chic Shed Sale will offer a large selection of gently used garden tools and garden accessories. A Boutique Table is new to this year’s shed sale. The Boutique Table will offer elegant and fashionable linens and other home items in addition to rabbit tote bags and note cards. The shed sale is a popular event so consider arriving before the tour begins.
The Secret Gardens of Oxford Tour’s traditional Raffle will be held at the Oxford Town Park with the drawing of the winning ticket at 2:00 pm. (You need not be present to win.) Our unique prize will be on display and tickets will be available for purchase at the Oxford Park starting at 9 am.
The first Secret Gardens of Oxford Tour was held in 2006. The Oxford Garden Club uses of the proceeds of the tours to support club educational and civic programs. The Oxford Garden Club is affiliated the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc., The National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Atlantic Region, the Oxford Business Association, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Oxford Community Center.
The ticket price is $20 per person. Tickets are free to active military and/or spouses. (Please bring Military ID.) For Early Ticket Purchase (Pre-registration) or for additional information email (Treasureroxfordgardenclub@gmail.com) or phone Luann (410-829-0976).