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2019 FHFG Garden Tour

Sunday in the Garden ... featuring games of days gone by..

Enjoy a “Sunday in the Garden” when Friends of Historic Forest Grove hosts its 24th Spring Garden Tour from noon to 4pm on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

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Six beautiful gardens will be on tour stretching from historic Old Town Forest Grove to the modern Forest Gale Heights neighborhood. Learn artistic ways to garden in small spaces, how to tackle a giant slope, and how to create a yard with something for the whole family. Experience the joys of the old days with “games of years gone by.” Each of the gardens will take you back to easy-going summer days by featuring displays of vintage boardgames like Monopoly, Clue, and Parcheesi and lawn games like croquet and badminton, with a brief history and the rules of each.

Meet at the Old Train Station on the corner of 19th and Main in downtown Forest Grove to get your ticket and map to the location of the gardens featured on the tour this year. Visitors will also be able to go on a free tour of the Old Train Station — a history museum maintained by Friends of Historic Forest Grove hosting many old photos and other interesting displays from the local area — as well as a tour of Abigail’s Garden at the A. T. Smith House, a new addition to the old historic home built in 1854.

Please note that because these are gardens and yards of private residences, this tour may not be ADA compliant. However, we believe that most of the tour is accessible for persons with wheelchairs and other walking assistant devices.

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact gardentour@fhfg.org or leave a message at 503.992.1280.

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Advance Ticket Purchase

You can purchase advance tickets online using the form on this page. Or, if you would rather purchase advance tickets in person, those will be on sale for $12 from May 1 through June 1 at one of the following locations in Forest Grove: Corner Antiques and Collectibles, the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce, Daniela’s Gifts on Main, and A Framer’s Touch.

Same Day Purchase

Tickets may be purchased at The Old Train Station on the day of the tour from 11:45am until 2:30pm. Day of ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for Seniors, $7 for FHFG members and students with ID; children under 12 are free. We look forward to seeing you there!

See Photos from Previous Tours

To see what is in store for this year’s tour, take a look at some of the gardens that we’ve featured in the past.

Garden Tour Raffle: Quilt

Delightful hand-made quilt by Reva Teague of Forest Grove and quilted by Cindy Rich of Twisted Stitcher in Carlton is made of whimsical fabric of soft pink, yellow and aqua featuring playful birds, charming characters, beautiful flowers and other garden items. It measures 72” by 90” fitting a twin bed or making a great tea party or picnic quilt.  

Garden Tour Raffle: Wine Basket

Wine basket – Unique Antique Asian Wood Rice Bucket packed for a picnic with a 2016 Estate Pinot Gris and a 2015 Estate Pinot Noir from Provincial Vineyards, a Patio Pinot and a Pinot Gris from Plum Hill Vineyards, coasters, two cutting boards, wine towels, napkins, corkscrew, chocolate, and crackers! Also included are two tickets to the McMinnville Garden Tour, June 23.

Garden Tour Raffle: Farmhouse Basket

Farmhouse basket – Stylish wicker basket filled with three farmhouse style books, Good Food tin, stone soap dish, Castlebell grapefruit soap, blueberry butter dish from Maine, framed calf picture, teapot, vintage white S&P shakers, 
42” square tablecloth, Farmers Market sign, “thankful” plate. Also included are two tickets to the McMinnville Garden Tour, June 23.

Garden Tour Raffle: Shabby-Chic Basket

Shabby Chic basket – Lovely fringed basket overflowing with shabby chic goodies, including metal rose candle sticks, lace doilies, a bottle of vintage buttons, white serving plate, hand-thrown pottery pitcher with dried roses, yards of lace trim, Shabby Chic book by Rachel Ashwell, Haviland Limoges cup and saucers, white Copeland English cup made into pin cushion, large spool of yarn, 44” square rose and green tablecloth, “peony” hand tissue towels, and a little house print in a round frame.