The Westhampton Garden Club tour returns on July 8

The Westhampton Garden Club Home and Garden Tour returns on Friday July 8, after a four-year absence.

The 2022 tour will include seven stops spread across Quogue, Remsenburg and Westhampton Beach.

“It’s mainly focused on gardens this year,” Westhampton Garden Club president Melissa Morgan Nelson said last week. “These are really great gardens that we have.”

Nelson noted that home addresses will not be revealed until tickets are issued, in line with the club’s long-standing practice.

“We don’t even tell our own members,” Nelson said.

The club was founded in 1928 and newspaper records show that the House & Garden Tour dates back to 1950 or even earlier. The event usually takes place every two years, but the 2020 tour was canceled due to the pandemic.

“Obviously we haven’t been able to get him since 2018,” Nelson said. “We won’t even say why. We all know why.

Normally the tour would include an overview of all the houses, but due to health and safety concerns, entry this time will be limited to most stops.

Whichever garden visitors choose to stop in first, they’ll receive a visit diary with descriptions of each location and tips on things to look out for.

“We have guides at each of the sites,” Nelson said. “When you get to the place you choose first…there will be someone to check you in.”

A stop will provide refreshments for all visitors, who also have the option of purchasing entry to a luncheon at the Westhampton Country Club, where shops will be set up to purchase jewelery and other wearable items as well as small paintings, cards and gifts.

Tickets can be pre-ordered at Lynne’s Cards & Gifts in Westhampton Beach Village and the Quogue Liquor Store and Quogue Shop in Quogue Village. Tickets will be mailed out beginning Friday, June 24 or can be picked up on the day of the visit at the Quogue Library.

Tickets will be sold up to the day of the visit on the club’s website, and there will be in-person sales at Westhampton Beach on Saturday June 25, between the Post Office and Farmers’ Market and Saturday July 2, in front of the Quogue Post Office.

Proceeds will support a number of Westhampton Garden Club activities. The club maintains public gardens and runs conservation and education initiatives in addition to providing topiary arrangements and outdoor potted plants for East End Hospice patients, and an annual scholarship for a local high school student.

Tickets start at $85 for the tour only and $135 for the tour and lunch. Tickets can be purchased at westhamptongardenclub.org.

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