Benefit tours of estate gardens planned in Fairfield
Published 6:41 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2011
Fundraising tours of private gardens on Greenfield Hill and Southport Village estates are planned for June 3 and 4 to benefit the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport.
The event also will include a Thursday-evening cocktail party on a private estate and a Friday luncheon.
Tour hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., leaving from the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road. A boutique there will include one-of-a-kind items, organizers said.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 the day of the tour.
The cocktail party is slated from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and will feature entertainment by the Jazz Guild of Fairfield County, plus silent and live auctions. Separate tickets for that event are $100, $150 and $250. Tour and cocktail party combination tickets are $130.
The Friday luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 the day of the event. Combination tickets bought in advance for the lunch and tour are $55.
The boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Food will be available at the church Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
Advance tickets can be purchased online at discoveryinthegarden.com or in person at the Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, until 3 p.m. June 2. Advance-purchase tickets may be claimed at the church the day of the tour.
For information, call 203-372-3521.