The 2018 Secret Gardens Tour 

Dedicated in loving memory of our good friend, H. Carleton Clinch

Sunday, June 3rd,  10 am – 5 pm

Rain or Shine

This year’s tour showcases a variety of public and private gardens in Ridgewood and the historic Cheelcroft section of Ho-Ho-Kus. Join us for a self-guided tour of ten gardens, including the historic James Rose House and Garden, located in Ridgewood. Entry fee to this home and garden is waived for all ticket holders.


Tickets will be available for purchase, beginning April 20th, at local stores including, Backyard Living (235 Franklin Avenue), Bookends (211 E. Ridgewood Avenue), and Mango Jam (41 N. Broad Street).

Advance Ticket Sales through May 24:   $30 

Ticket Sales May 25 – June 3:    $35

You may also purchase online or by mailing a check to WGR, P.O. Box 357, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07451.

Please include your name, address, email, phone  number, number of tickets and number of box lunches with your selections.  

Box Lunches from are available for pre-order through May 24 for $14 each and include quinoa salad, fruit, cookie, water and a choice of; 

Turkey & Brie Sandwich (roasted turkey, brie on whole wheat with cranberry compote and champagne mustard on the    side)

 Tarragon Chicken Salad Wrap (roasted chicken, grapes, celery, walnuts, tarragon vinaigrette in a wrap) 

Hummus & Fresh Veggie Wrap (hummus and thinly sliced fresh veggies in a wrap)


Pre-ordered lunches will be available for pick-up on the day of the tour at Catchy Cafe, 614 N. Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus from 11 am – 2 pm. 


All tickets must be picked up at the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Avenue:

Saturday, June 2, 10am – 1pm, or Sunday, June 3, 9am – 3pm. 


Don’t forget to visit The Stable for refreshments and our Potting Shed, featuring antique gardening tools, unique items and McCoy pottery, Goffle Brook Farms’ Plant Sale and honey from Northeast NJ Beekeepers Association President, Frank Mortimer.

If you are unable to attend please consider becoming a “Friend of the Garden Tour” and donate below.


All tickets are tax deductible and sales are final, no refunds. 

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The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in July 1925 with a long tradition of community service.


This tour is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.


Premier Sponsor

Contributing Sponsors (listed alphabetically)



As our primary fundraiser PROCEEDS FROM THIS TOUR directly support the organization’s ongoing projects in the Village including:

GREEN KIDS – a Children’s Program (Grades 3-5), which meets to explore and discover nature, science, gardening and the environment.


The GREEN KIDS Garden at The Stable.


Scholarship Awards for Ridgewood High School Seniors. 


Planting and maintaining public gardens at the Ridgewood Library, Van Neste Square in the business district and Habernickel Family Park. 


Holiday decorating in Van Neste Square. 


Restoration of the landscape at the War Memorial in Van Neste Square.




  • Tickets must be presented at each garden.
  • Restrooms are located at the Stable throughout the day and at the Ridgewood Public Library from 1 – 5 pm. 
  • Wheelchair access is not available at the gardens. 
  • Appropriate footwear is needed to walk through the gardens. 
  • Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Smoking is prohibited at all locations. 


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