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New Hope Historical Society, New Hope Arts partner for tour

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On June 5, the New Hope Historical Society will present “Art in Bloom,” which it promises will be a unique Garden Tour experience marking the 26 years of its colorful history.

As visitors view the four gardens at three locations around Bucks County, and one across the Delaware River in Hunterdon County, they can also watch artists creating works portraying the gardens and displaying other works depicting scenes from a wide variety of garden settings. Thirty artists will participate in the event.

The collaboration between the Historical Society and New Hope Arts is an effort to showcase the works of some of the Bucks County area’s finest artists while featuring an array of gardens with a variety of themes.

As part of the tour, New Hope Arts will open its gallery showing works in several types of media including stained glass creations and wood sculptures. The Garden Tour ticket also includes a tour of the historic Parry Mansion in New Hope.

“Pairing our wonderful gardens with the fine art of some great local artists seems like a natural fit,” said Fred Logan, a member of the New Hope Historical Society’s board of directors and chair of the society’s annual garden tour for the second year. “After a year of hiatus due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to be bringing back our tour, especially with this added treat for our visitors.”

The Art in Bloom Garden Tour will begin at 10 a.m. Tickets for the full tour of six locations, including the four gardens, are $35. A mini-tour is available for $20, which includes a tour of one New Hope garden, admission to New Hope Arts and the Parry Mansion tour. Purchase tickets at newhopehs.org.


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