New Pond Farm 2023


Garden Tour

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Every three years, we partner with the Redding Garden Club to bring you a self-guided tour of several private gardens here in Redding, CT. This year will include a joyful tour of seven exceptional gardens that you won’t want to miss!

As you tour these unique gardens, we invite you to enjoy the delicious boxed lunch from Collyer Catering that will be offered here at New Pond Farm Education Center.

We hope you will join us for this exciting fundraiser that will benefit both the Redding Garden Club and New Pond Farm Education Center.

Walking Shoes are Recommended • Gardens are Not Wheelchair Accessible

* For the safety of our guests and hosts spaces are limited, masks and social distancing are required.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful event!

We look forward to the next tour in 2024!


Tour-Only: $50
Tour & Lunch: $65

* Luncheon reservations are limited and must be received by June 5
* Reservations for Tour-Only tickets must be received by June 10
* Ticket reservations received after June 1 will not be sent in the mail, but may be picked up at the Farm

Lunch Choices

# 1
A Mini Sandwich Duo

Filet on Brioche & Fresh Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Mustard on Pretzel Roll


# 2
A Vegan Sandwich Duo

Grilled Portabella Mushroom with Avocado and Pickled Red Onion & Grilled Vegetable with Hummoose on Rustic Roll

Either choice will be served with Fruit Salad, an Individual Sweet, and Bottled Water

1. “La Casa del Gallo D’Oro”

Take a step back in time while you relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of perennial gardens, water fountains, and rustic Umbrian stonework surrounding this Victorian log home.

2. “Stonewall Farm”

Hand-built stone walls frame every view of floral displays inviting birds and wildlife. When the owner built her home, she used the abundance of rocks to create stone walls. That’s how Stonewall farm was born.

3. “Stormbourne”

Transformed by Superstorm Sandy, a meadow with countless wildflowers has replaced a once dense forest, and an expansive view over marshland and a 200-acre preserve has been unveiled.

4. “New Pond Farm Education Center”

Actress Carmen Mathews transformed her 102-acre property into an environmental education center and working farm that features rolling pastures plus perennial, herb, and vegetable gardens for visitors to enjoy.

5. “The Plant School”

The stepping stone borders on either side of the back patio provide a colorful entrance to the Pool Border. We’ve rejointed the decking and look forward to enjoying our renovated poolscape.

6. “Homefront Farmers”

Walk past our anise hyssop and yarrow-lined driveway and view our newly planted pollinator meadow.
Our farm is a homestead where we grow and sell organic vegetables, keep bees, and make maple syrup.

7. “Dogwood Hollow”

Simple inspiration in Dogwood Hollow began almost twenty years ago. Through Mother Nature,
and guiding spirits, the Rakich family has learned through work and play in this sanctuary.

A map with garden locations and parking directions will be mailed with your tickets

Thank You to Our Sopnsors!

Our 2021 Sponsors

(as of 5/3/21)

Title Sponsor

Homefront Farmers

Our Garden Sponsors

New England Tree

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Half Page Advertisers

Mary Lou Carlson

The Design Studio at West Lane Farm

Susan and Stuart Green

Mark Twain Library