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The Portsmouth Garden Tour returns this June
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The gardens at Jeffrey Reaume and Rachel Marotta- Reaume’s home were a part of last year’s Portsmouth Pocket Garden Tour.

Now in its 33rd year, the Pocket Garden Tour, which is a fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist South Church of Portsmouth, offers a chance to peek behind fences and walls to see some of the city’s most beautiful private gardens.

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The brick paved patio, with stacked-stone retaining walls, is an ideal spot for outdoor dining at the home of Barbara Renner, which was on last year’s garden tour.

Whether you’re an avid gardener or lack green thumbs, enjoy a pleasant afternoon or evening strolling through 11 private gardens in the Goodwin Park neighborhood, along with the gardens at the historic John Paul Jones House and Rundlet-May House.

The 2022 Pocket Garden Tour will be held from 5–8 p.m. on June 24 and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on June 25.

Tickets are being sold at various local retailers and online at

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of at at the John Paul Jones House. Parking and public restrooms can be found at the Foundry Place Garage. More information is available on Facebook and at

Categories: Family-friendly things to do, Portsmouth, Weekend Trips