This special event is held every four years by the Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield. Who are they, you ask? Why, only the supremely talented volunteer gardeners who painstaikingly maintain all of these gardens: the northside of the Train Station, the Miller Cory House, the Shadowlawn Pocket Park, and the Claire Brownwell Wildflower Garden at the Reeve House (site of the Westfield Historical Society). Their hard work keeps our town looking gorgeous!
Four unique Westfield homes will be featured in the Holiday House tour, including a classic 1906 colonial where you’ll find a Christmas tree trimmed with ornaments made from old newspaper clippings; and a very interesting newer construction “green” home with low environmental impact. All of the halls will be decked in Christmas finery by the Rake and Hoe team, led by club president Karen Jolley-Gates, and the handmade tree ornaments will be for sale.
In addition to the homes on the tour, there will be a gift boutique held simultaneously at the Methodist Church on East Broad, where you can shop for one-of-a-kind items created by the Garden Club, from boxwood topiaries to birdhouses to candy wreaths and much more.
Purchase tickets for the tour at the following locations: Baron’s drugstore, Williams Nursery, Christoffer’s florist, and Coldwell Banker’s Central Ave location. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of. Please note that the home tour is for ages 12 and up only.
For more information visit www.rakeandhoe.org or call 908-233-5125.