Tour 12 beautiful gardens in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, each offering a unique perspective of this quintessential New England town by Narragansett Bay. Sponsored by the Bristol Art Museum, the "Art in the Garden" tour includes an historic estate garden, colorful formal and informal gardens, a Beacon Hill style garden, a breathtaking Portuguese garden, gardens with water features and an historic farm with sweeping vistas, a variety of flower and vegetable gardens and a farmers’ market. Two historical landmarks will have their gardens included in the tour.
To add to your experience, several gardens will have artists painting at their easels enhancing the experience for our visitors. Bristol is an active community with a lovely downtown, beautiful parks and harbor front. Participants may want to bring a lunch or enjoy one of the many, fabulous restaurants Bristol offers.
Tickets (booklets) will be available for pick-up on the day of the tour in front of Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, where we will enjoy a festive send off!. Your booklet, including a map, will assist you in locating our gardens. Several gardens are in walking distance to one another, a few are within a short driving distance to other lovely neighborhoods in Bristol.
"Art in the Garden" is in memory of Helga Piccoli, a long-time member of the Bristol Art Museum and avid gardener. Her vision along with other founding members made the Bristol Art Museum a reality. We very much appreciate the support and guidance from the Bristol Garden Club for this event. Proceeds will benefit the Bristol Art Museum, 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, which will be open the day of the garden tour.
Bristol Art Museum
Main Building and Galleries 10 Wardwell Street
Community Exhibits at Rogers Free Library 525 Hope Street (rt 114) Mailing Address P.O. Box 42 Bristol, RI 02809
Bristol Art Museum Main Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 1 PM - 4 PM
Rogers Free Library/Bristol Art Museum Community Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 8 PM Friday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM