Thursday, June 16, 2011

Historic Boston-Edison Garden Tour THIS Saturday!

A Detroit Jewel since 1905!

The Boston-Edison Historic District consists of a 36-block area containing approximately 900 houses. The District is bordered by Boston Boulevard on the North, Edison Avenue on the South, Woodward Avenue on the east and Linwood on the West.
The Boston-Edison area was designed and developed by some of Detroit's most prominent turn-of-the century citizens. Edward Voigt foresaw the logical growth of Detroit along Woodward Avenue and began acquiring land as early as 1884, platting the area between Woodward and Hamiliton (Voigt Park Subdivision) in 1891. Voigt Park Subdivision was incorporated into the city limits in 1891 with Hamiliton being the city line. The first homes in the current Boston-Edison historic district were built and occupied in 1905.

You can STILL order your tickets online
for the Historic Boston-Edison Garden Tour here.

3rd Annual Boston-Edison Garden Tour
Saturday, June 18, 2011
10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Click here for our Sponsoring page to learn about ways you can help make the Historic Boston-Edison Annual Garden tour a success!
The Historic Boston Edison Association presents the Third Annual Garden Tour, featuring five spectacular gardens and landscapes in the neighborhood. Much like the Boston Edison Holiday Home Tour, the Garden Tour is not an event, but an experience. It's sure to be a blooming inspiration of ideas for you and your outdoor paradise.
This year the Garden Tour again promises to reveal enchanting and lush gardens that reflect the charm and often tucked-away hidden scenery of the Historic Boston-Edison in full bloom. A complimentary tour shuttle is provided.
To add to the excitement of the day and to preserve the privacy of our home owners, the locations of the gardens will be kept secret and will be revealed the day of the tour. The Garden Tour begins at Voigt Park (between Longfellow and Edison; Second and Third streets).
Persons with reservations check in at Voigt Park.


Ticket pricing is listed below.
  • Advance Tickets - $15
  • 6 Tickets - $80 (A savings of $10)
  • 10 Tickets - $130 (A savings of $20)


On the day of the Tour, check in at Voigt Park (between Longfellow and Edison; Second and Third streets) to get your Garden Tour wristband(s). You may check in anytime between 9:00am and 4:00pm; there are no set tour times. You may tour the gardens at your leisure.
Parking will be available around Voigt Park and in the Boston-Edison neighborhood. Shuttle bus service provided at selected stops around the Gardens. A Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase in the lovely Voigt Park.

Ordering Tickets

Discounted online ticket sales close on Saturday morning. Non-discounted tickets are available the day of the event in Voigt Park for $20 per person.
To order tickets by mail: Tickets can be obtained by writing to:
Historic Boston-Edison Garden Tour
P.O. Box 02244
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Please include your personal check for the full amount of your purchase, made out to "Historic Boston Edison Association." Please make sure your order is postmarked by Tuesday, June 15, 2010.
To order tickets online using a credit card or Paypal account: Choose a quantity and click the button below to be directed to an order form. You may add a comment or request on your order form. Print your pay pal receipt! You will need to present this or a photo ID of the credit card holder to obtain a wristband.

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