Other than the above average temperatures, the hundreds of guests who ventured into the Old Northeast for the April 15 Art in the Garden Tour had few complaints and many kudos for the inaugural event.

The combination of a wide variety of residential gardens, talented artists, and live music provided something for everyone. And the food and beverage vendors did a very brisk business, especially with the beverages and popsicles that quenched the guests’ thirst.

“When we tossed around the idea early this year of featuring gardens and artists together, we had no idea how it would be received,” said Nick Bell, president of the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association. “Spring is filled every weekend with a host of events that compete for attention, but the response to the Tour was beyond our expectations and we sold out a week in advance.” Nick said the ticket sales were limited to create an intimate affair where guests could linger in the 11 gardens, meet and speak with the resident gardeners and artists and listen to the music. “We wanted to avoid lines and making guests feel rushed. I know there were people disappointed because they couldn’t get tickets the week of the Tour, so I would urge them to purchase them early next year.”

For those who couldn’t make the Tour (and for those who did), we’ve compiled this short video journey through the gardens (View on YouTube Here). Enjoy it, and we look forward to seeing you next year!