Take your time. Come back often. We'll be here all summer!
You may tour any garden by clicking the image, or the link after the description. Explore by location, meet the gardeners, and visit our public gardens.
You may visit any individual garden, or take a tour by section. We've compiled several of the private gardens into a single tour for three sections of Keyport: the Bay, Brown's Point, and Lockport. The Potpourri collection features seven gardens from throughout the town. There is truly something for everyone. Select your tour.
Enjoy the complete 2020 Keyport GardenWalk playlist here.
The generosity of our gardeners makes GardenWalk possible. In this unique year, we are so grateful to them for welcoming us to their gardens!
Chris McKay took some beautiful portraits of our gardeners in their yards and gardens. We think you'll love her beautiful work as much as we do. (chrisryanmckay.com) Meet the gardeners.
Ken Bonnell welcomes you to his three season perennial garden. “Stroll” the pathways and new vistas emerge. The milkweed butterfly garden, sculptures, gnomes, and a truly impressive variety of plants – this garden has it all! Tour now.
Cindy Calvanico welcomes you to her garden. Textures, colors and care shine through. Comprised of four garden beds, the garden is designed with a variety of plants that bloom at different times. Enjoy the Crepe Myrtle, Weigelia, Weeping Copper Beech, Japanese Maple, hostas, coral bells and more. Tour now.
Nancy and Ed Carew welcome you to tour the organic gardens surrounding their 195-year old home, which was a beauty parlor in the Seventies. The garden has features for all four seasons. There are reclaimed objects and artwork throughout the garden, which is in its 25th year. The variety of plants is remarkable, and favorites include spotted hawkweed and corydalis, because they bloom all summer. Don’t miss the tree stump fairy gardens and backyard art wall. Tour now.
Bobbie Carey adds something new every year to her garden. This year it was a back patio, but don’t miss the stone pathway she put in herself, featuring local sea glass and shells. Flowers, plants, bushes everywhere! You will virtually tour in the daytime, but overnight, the Carrey Garden is host to many night visitors: cats, possum, birds, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, a woodchuck, a skunk and two owls. Three backyard gardens include herbs, vegetables and (the biggest) flowers. Bee balm, silver dollars, roses, dahlias, tulips, hostas, Irises. It’s all mostly perennials, with a few annuals such as snapdragons, impatience and marigolds. Tour now.
Christopher and Hannah Casola welcome you to enjoy their beautiful gardens. This year’s design features a colorful mix of perennials and annuals, and many unusual plant varieties. The deliberately random plantings provide a natural looking landscape. Tour now.
Cylvia Cruz Beck and the resident chickens welcome you to the garden. Take an inspiring “stroll” through the pathways and enjoy the fruit orchard, elderberry hedge, native berries, perennials, and much more. It’s a family affair. The small pond was built by the kids, who also love the “animal named plants” garden. The family makes different fruit and flower jellies, such as lilac and rose, makes elderflower wine, brews beer with the hops they grow, and preserves many vegetables. Tour now.
It’s an English garden where the plants decide the layout!
Three gardens surround the home: front, back and herb/vegetable. The front is sunny facing south, the back is shady facing north. Enjoy the Bill and Victoria Cuff’s gardens, and the quiet (virtual) stroll down the narrow path through the host of hostas and supporting cast in the back yard garden. Tour now.
Mary and Kathleen Hart have a beautiful oasis that with spectacular coral and pink flowers with nautical themes. It must be beautiful at night when all the lanterns are lit! Tour now.
Nate Haynes welcomes you to his small market garden where he employs high density plantings and no-till techniques to create an abundant urban garden that barely needs weeding. Nate and his wife bought this charming house two years ago when they moved from Missouri. The side yard (now the market garden) included a hundred year old tree smack dab in the middle. Nate knew he could grow lots of food in a small space, so he reclaimed the space. The tree came down and from its wood, Nate built the chicken coop, fencing and more. Companion plants aid in insect control, but Nate keeps many of his plants overnight to keep them restaurant-beautiful. This year, his favorite plants are mizuna and tatsoi. In highly walkable, Keyport, it’s not unusual to see neighbors chatting over the fence with Nate, who teaches and inspires, and shares seedlings from his overflowing greenhouse. Tour now.
Renee Heri-Taylor has accentuated her gardens with whimsical and endearing attributes. Make sure you look for the Gnomes, handmade Groot flower pots and many other adorable accents. Renee and Billy welcome you to enjoy their Lockport garden. Tour now.