Our annual Garden Tour is held the first full weekend of June. Walk into private gardens filled with early summer flowers, herbs, and/or vegetables. Visit with the gardeners, and enjoy a walking tour of our public town gardens designed and supported by the Garden Club.
The Descriptions for the 2020 Tour will be posted the first day of the Tour, June 6th, 2020.
Garden Tour Ticket Sales at Hermann Welcome Center
Hermann Welcome Center is located at the corner of East Second Street and Market Street (Market Street Plaza). Tickets will be sold here from 10 until 4 on Saturday and 10 until 3 on Sunday.
Please do not rely on GPS to find gardens. GPS is unreliable in both the town and country portions of the Tour. Use the maps provided. Also note that many gardens have uneven areas and historic or steep walkways and steps. While we are thrilled that you have decided to come on our tour, the Garden Club and garden owners assume no liability for those who choose to enter the gardens. The tour goes on rain or shine. Visits may be spread over Saturday and Sunday. We hope you enjoy the tour and will return next year. Our tours are always the first weekend in June.
Welcome to the 26th Year of Garden Tours in Hermann. We are happy you have decided to join us. The money we raise from our tours supports beautification in Hermann and scholarships for studies in horticulture for Hermann area students.
Demonstration Area at Deutschheim State Historic Site Pommer-Gentner House Garden
The demonstrations during garden tours are held at the Deutschheim State Historic Site. The Site gardens are always open free to the public during the garden tour and feature new exhibits and demonstrations each year.
Pass through the beautiful old iron gate and step back in time, greeted by gardeners in period attire. A traditional German four-square gemusegarten is planted with heirloom vegetable varieties, as it would have been in the 19th century. A small 1880s half-timber barn with historic tools and farm equipment will be open to explore. Be sure to sample pink lemonade and lavender Springerle cookies. Free heirloom gardening handouts are available. Guided tours of the 1840s Pommer-Gentner House and Strehly House Winery/Print Shop are available at 10:00, 12:30 and 2:30, for an admission fee.
Strehly House – Winery Garden
Enter the passageway between the 1842 house and the ca. 1857 winery building. Pass through and down a flight of stairs (Watch your head!) and emerge in the backyard, where you may walk beneath a shady arbor covered with Norton’s Virginia Seedling grapevines planted in 1854. Admire the terraced garden, with its wealth of strawberries, rhubarb and asparagus. Lovely perennial beds front the picket fence surrounding the lawn. Look uphill for a stunning view of St George Catholic Church, and admire the vista of neighboring gardens across the back alleyway.
For info on our next Garden Tour, visit our Calendar of Events.