15th Annual Hidden Gardens Events

Tickets are now available for all events and sponsorships.


Annual Garden Gallery Show
May 18-June 16, Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
Gardens of Delight

Experience the sensory pleasures of wandering through “Gardens of Delight,” a unique visual arts celebration of spring, and a special addition to Spencertown Academy’s popular Hidden Gardens on June 15. Featuring the work of seven invited artists from NY, MA and CT, the artwork depicts sumptuous, as well as playful garden imagery. The artists use styles ranging from Realism to Impressionism and Abstraction and the media is also as varied and exciting.


Twilight in the Garden Party
Friday, June 14, 6:00-9:00pm

Party tickets are $90 in advance and $110 at the door.
The Academy’s annual Twilight in the Garden Party is at Meg and Bill Stratton’s elegant and gracious 1845 Greek Revival home in Spencertown, NY. The house, pool, and newly constructed rustic party barn are surrounded by shade trees and grassy meadows that give way to wooded areas beyond. New friends meet and old ones greet at this festive start to the summer season. Cocktails, sparkling beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and a scrumptious light supper are served. Directions will be sent once tickets are purchased.

Tickets are now available.


Garden Lecture and Continental Breakfast
Saturday, June 15
Doors open 8:30am, Lecture begins at 9:00am

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of.
“Growing Cut Flowers for Your Garden and Home” with Jenny Elliot of Tiny Hearts Farm. Who can live without a cutting garden? Jenny Elliott, owner and lead grower at Tiny Hearts Farm in Copake, NY, can’t, which is why she grows 8 acres of specialty cut flowers every season!

In this talk, learn what you can do now to incorporate cut flowers into all sizes and styles of gardens (or gardens-to-be), including soil needs, plant types and variety choices, and what/where you should buy starter plants in June. She’ll go into what to look for in cutting plants (grown and foraged!), planting and maintenance, as well as how to get the most out of your plants to bring beautiful cut flowers into your home all season long.

Tickets are now available.


Hidden Garden Tour
Saturday June 15, 10:00am-4:00pm

Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 day of.
The centerpiece of the Hidden Gardens weekend is the self-guided tour on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tour showcases an array of exquisite private gardens in Spencertown and several nearby hamlets.

Tickets are now available.


Garden Market on the Green
June 15, 9:00am-2:30pm

Free admission.
The market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice, plus shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. A percentage of all sales benefit the Academy. Food trucks will be on hand offering breakfast and lunch choices including Arturo’s at Micosta with crepes, coffee, fruit salad, organic juices, and vegetarian quesadillas, and Larry’s Food will be serving breakfast sandwiches and jerk chicken with rice and veggies, as well as an ice cream sundae booth staffed by Academy members.