Friday, June 21 Saturday, June 22 10am - 4pm Rain or Shine
Tickets and Raffle Sales
Advance Ticket Sales are now closed
Ticket Information for Day of Event Sales
Garden Tour Tickets purchased the day of the event are $30. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. Tickets are good for admission on both days, June 21st & June 22nd from 10am to 4pm. Ticket Sales open 10 - 4 on Friday, June 21 and 10 - 2 on Saturday, June 22.
Every other June the Gates Mills Garden Club holds a Garden Tour that showcases a carefully selected collection of lovely private gardens in historic Gates Mills, Ohio. The 2019 Tour is June 21st and 22nd.
Dates & Hours Friday, June 21st - 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22nd - 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Vendor Boutique is open 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the Garden Tour. 1280 Chagrin River Road Gates Mills, Ohio No ticket is required to visit the Boutique.
Registration on Friday, June 21st - 9:30am - 4:00pm Registration on Saturday, June 22nd - 9:30am - 2:00pm
What to Expect Tour guests visit private gardens around the Gates Mills community as volunteer hosts and hostesses present garden facts of interest. Tour guests provide their own transportation between stops, parking at the curbside or nearby. The program includes a map and information about the featured gardens. There is also an opportunity to patronize our vendors at the Boutique and witness our Plein Air artist, Mary Ann Boysen, capture the beauty of one of the many gardens of Esquire’s Cottage, both located at the Garden Club Property at 1280 Chagrin River Road in Gates Mills, Ohio.
New for 2019! This year the Garden Tour is welcoming speakers to the Garden Tour.
Speaker Schedule Friday, June 21st at 10:00am Marston Park, between the Village Tennis Courts & Post Office. John Reinier, Wetland Ecologist for the Cleveland Metroparks, will present “Natural Gardens along the Chagrin River” and will include a walk-through of the Gates Mills Arboretum that runs along the river. For over 80 years the Gates Mills Garden Club has been the steward of the Arboretum, a riverside park at the foot of the historic Interurban Pedestrian Bridge in the heart of the Village.
Friday, June 21st at 2:00pm The Porch of Esquire’s Cottage 1280 Chagrin River Road Terry Ivancic, Garden Club member and trustee, will present the history of the Garden Club’s historical property.
Saturday, June 22nd at 10:00am Marston Park, between the Village Tennis Courts & Post Office. Marcia Anselmo, President of the Gates Mills Historical Society, will present information on the Interurban rail service that once ran through the center of Gates Mills and the Arboretum.
Saturday, June 22nd at 2:00pm The Porch of Esquire’s Cottage 1280 Chagrin River Road Terry Ivancic, Garden Club member and trustee, will present the history of the Garden Club’s historical property.
Luncheon at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club A special luncheon will be served at the private, Chagrin Valley Hunt Club, 7620 Old Mill Rd, Gates Mills on Friday, June 21st only. A buffet including dessert choices and a cash bar will be offered from 11:30am - 1:30pm. The Garden Tour with Lunch Reservation ticket is $65. Luncheon reservations must be purchased in advance.
Founded over 100 years ago during the region’s booming industrial era, the Hunt Club’s history began on the banks of the Chagrin River in a rustic tavern that served as a meeting house for a handful of ardent fox hunting enthusiasts escaping the city bustle. Now, the modern Chagrin Valley Hunt Club offers fine dining, event and meeting facilities, court and platform tennis, and a newly-renovated outdoor swimming pool on a lush 15 ½ acre campus, which also includes the Chagrin Valley Hunt foxhound kennels and Chagrin Valley Stables horse boarding and riding facilities.
Sara's Place Restaurant - Garden Tour Patron Discount Sara's Place Restaurant 1501 Chagrin River Road in Gates Mills, Ohio 440-423-1000 PATRONS to the GATES MILLS GARDEN TOUR RECEIVE 10% OFF LUNCH OR DINNER THRU JULY 30, 2019 There will be a coupon included in your registration packet.
Ticket Information for Advance Online Ticket Sales These are WILL CALL TICKETS and are not refundable. No tickets will be mailed. You will be emailed a receipt from Paypal.
The Grand Tour Ticket Enhance your Garden Tour experience to include travel in the comfort of a mini-motor coach to each garden, including an exclusive bonus garden! This ticket includes lunch at The Chagrin Valley Hunt Club and a complimentary raffle ticket to complete your day. Grand Tour ticket holders will have a rare opportunity to see the Sycamore Farm Estate gardens designed 99 years ago by renown landscape architect, Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950). Ellen Biddle Shipman was an American landscape architect known for her formal gardens and lush planting style. Along with Beatrix Farrand and Marian Cruger Coffin, she dictated the style of the time and strongly influenced landscape design as a member of the first generation to break into the largely male occupation. These incredible gardens have been recently restored to their original grandeur. This unforgettable experience is $130
Garden Tour with Lunch Reservation This option includes lunch at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club only on Friday, June 21st and a Garden Tour ticket. A buffet including dessert choices and a cash bar will be offered from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Please enjoy your time at the Hunt Club until 3:00pm. The Garden Tour ticket can be used at any time on Friday, June 21st or Saturday, June 22nd. Reservations must be received on or before June 16th, 2019 at 5pm. This delectable experience is $67.50 and includes a small convenience fee of $2.50.
Garden Tour Ticket - Advance Sales* Advance purchase price is $26 and may be purchased online until Sunday, June 16th at 5pm. Tickets are good for admission to the Garden Tour on both days, Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd from 10am to 4pm. This includes a small convenience fee of $1.00.
Ticket Information for Day of Event Sales Garden Tour Ticket Tickets purchased the day of the event are $30. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. Tickets are good for admission to the Garden Tour on both days, Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd from 10am to 4pm.
Ticket Information for Tickets by Mail Tickets may also be purchased by sending a check payable to GMGC to: The Gates Mills Garden Club P.O. Box 216 Gates Mills, OH 44040 attn. Garden Tour.
Grand Tour -$130 each Garden Tour with Luncheon Reservation - $65 each Garden Tour (Advance Sales must be received by June 19th) - $25 each During the Garden Tour, tickets may be purchased for $30 by cash, check or credit card.
Boutique The Boutique is located at 1280 Chagrin River Road in Gates Mills, Ohio. The Boutique is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the Garden Tour. No ticket is required. Garden Boutique Vendors Appletree - Gardening and Children's Books Avalon - Fresh Cut Flowers Barbara Fatica - Jewelry Jubilee - Gardening Accents, Gifts, Cards ... Garden Accents - Hand Crafted Garden Art Leslie Greenhalgh - Purses, Gloves, Garden Hats, Jewelry Bags, Pot Holders, Birdhouses Perennials Preferred - Perennials Rustic Forest - Birdhouses, Mirrors, Frames, Coffe and End Tables, Lighting
Raffle Please support our raffle by purchasing raffle tickets online or at the Club Property. Raffle items will be in the Garden Boutique.
Complimentary Refreshments Complimentary beverages and freshly baked treats are included with all ticket purchases.
The Proceeds Proceeds from the Garden Tour fund the Garden Club’s annual scholarships, youth education programs, senior outreach programs, tree planting and community gardening projects such as the bridge boxes. An all-volunteer effort, many men and women donate hundreds of hours toward this worthwhile project.
Sponsorship Opportunities To advertise in our program, please contact us at gmgcGardenTour@gmail.com. The program serves as our roadmap to the gardens and is distributed to all guests.