Hoboken Secret Gardens

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Sneak a Peek at Hoboken’s Best Backyards on Hoboken Historical Museum’s 10th Annual Secret Garden Tour

Tucked away behind Hoboken’s 19th century brownstones and converted factory buildings are backyard spaces that are testaments to gardeners’ creativity and determination to stay in touch with nature in an urban setting. On Sunday, June 3, eight homeowners will share their “secret gardens” and their secret gardening tips as part of the Tenth Annual Secret Garden Tour, presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum, with support from the Hoboken Garden Club.

This year’s “Secret Garden” tour will include a wide range of garden designs by both dedicated amateur gardeners and professional designers, with clever solutions to challenging issues such as soil depth and shade. One garden features a patio with a checkerboard pattern of alternating tile and grass (actually, a low-maintenance alternative called SYNLawn); hoboken-secret-gardens-2007.jpgothers feature koi ponds, raised flower beds and even vegetable gardens. One of the previous secret gardens was featured in Better Homes & Garden magazine.

Gardening in Hoboken has a rich tradition, as Colonel John Stevens (1749 – 1838), who founded Hoboken, was a garden enthusiast, importing and cultivating new plants from all around the world. He’s credited with introducing to America the Chrysanthemum and the Camellia. His gardens were highly regarded as some of the most elaborate and scientifically cultivated of the day.

TOUR TIMES & TICKET INFORMATION

  • Date of Tour: Sunday, June 3 (rain date: June 10)
  • Guided tours begin at 9 a.m., and take about two hours, departing every half hour from the Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J.; the last tour departs at 4 p.m.
  • Tickets are $20 in advance (starting May 1) and for Museum and Hoboken Garden Club members; $25 day of event. Advance purchase is recommended, as space is limited. For advance tickets by credit card, call 201-656-2240, ext. 6.
  • Tickets are available at four locations: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St.; Baskets of Distinction, 1102 Washington St.; Amanda’s restaurant, 908 Washington St.; and Sparrow Wine & Liquor, 126 Washington St
  • Visit the web site www.hobokensecretgardens.com for more information.
  • Volunteers are also needed; call the Museum at 201-656-2240 for more information

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4 Comments on "Hoboken Secret Gardens"

westy
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It is good to have a little private green space in Hoboken.

It would be better to have alot more public green space.

ownedby3
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ownedby3

[quote comment=”28578″]I spent about 300 bucks on flowers from 14th st Market this season and they are doing great. I have no problems with them at all. The reason your flowers are dying could vary. Are you sure they are getting enough water, sunlight, or fertilizer?[/quote]

Thanks shoegirl. The more I research online the one box may not be getting enough sun, the other 3 however are. I have not tried fertilizer but I am going to try that tonight. They are getting enough water.

shoegirl
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shoegirl

I spent about 300 bucks on flowers from 14th st Market this season and they are doing great. I have no problems with them at all. The reason your flowers are dying could vary. Are you sure they are getting enough water, sunlight, or fertilizer?

ownedby3
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ownedby3

Speaking of gardens. Has anyone gotten flowers from 14th Street Garden Center and had a problem with them dying? This is the second season I’ve had flowers die from them. I bought a few flowers ($40 worth) from them 2 weeks ago and they are almost all dead. My other flowers from Lowe’s are not dead. I guess I’m not going there again.

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