Hidden Gardens

This annual celebration of the art of the garden takes place June 2, 15 and 16. Hidden Gardens presents a full line-up of events designed to inform, inspire and intrigue garden enthusiasts. All proceeds benefit the Spencertown Academy Arts Center.

Twilight in the Garden Party – June 15, 6:00-9:00pm

In the gardens of Meg and Bill Stratton’s elegant 1845 Greek Revival home at 5178 Route 7 in the heart of Spencertown, new friends meet and old ones greet at this festive kick-off to the summer season. Friends and neighbors paired with delicious food and libations, all served up in a bucolic setting. That is the recipe for the annual Twilight in the Garden Party on Friday, June 15. Cocktails, sparkling beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a scrumptious light supper are served. Tickets are now available.

Hidden Gardens Tour – June 16, 10:00am-4:00pm

This year our self-guided garden tour on June 16 from 10:00am to 4:00pm will feature a collection of six private gardens located in Red Rock, New Concord and Spencertown. Back on the tour this year by popular demand, we also include the gardens at Steepletop, the home of 20th century American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. The tour will take place rain or shine. Tickets now available.

Garden Market on the Green – June 16, 9:00am-3:00pm

This lovely outdoor marketplace will be held on the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy on June 16. This year’s market will showcase more than twenty vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice. Also, shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. Food options include breakfast sandwiches, grilled burgers, and hot dogs prepared by the Spencertown Volunteer Fire Company, Micosta food truck serving juices, fruit salad and breakfast crepes in the morning and vegetable quesadillas for the lunch crowd, and ice cream sundaes served by Spencertown Academy volunteers. The aim of the market is to offer the rare and the unexpected at affordable prices. Admission is free and a portion of all sales benefit the Academy.