2024 Southport Garden Stroll

The Southport Garden Stroll, one of Pequot Library’s signature fundraisers, features exciting events and activities showcasing some of Southport’s finest private gardens. The festivities begin on June 6 with an intimate cocktail party. The celebration continues on June 7 with garden tours, engaging conversations, food trucks, rosé sold by the glass, live music, raffle items, vendor displays, and more!

New this year!

  • New gardens: This year’s Southport Garden Stroll will feature at least six new gardens.
  • Bud Bucks: Use your bud bucks to enter to win raffle items, purchase a glass of rosé in our exclusive Rosé all Day tent, and partake in some treats along the stroll.
  • Food trucks: Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks on the Great Lawn, featuring Urban Taqo and Proof Pizza
  • Closing Party from 3:30–4:30 p.m.: Enjoy live music, rose by the glass, vendor shopping, and raffle drawings

Reserve Your Tickets
Schedule of Events
Volunteer Opportunities

Premier Event Sponsor

On the Harbor | Southport's Own

Reserve Your Tickets

Thank you for supporting the Southport Garden Stroll. Tickets are limited and non-refundable. Tickets will not be sold at the door. All events will occur rain or shine.

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Schedule of Events

Cocktail Kickoff Party
Thursday, June 6 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join featured guest Victoria Hagan for Pequot Library’s Southport Garden Stroll Cocktail Kickoff Party at a private home. Hagan, one of the country’s most celebrated interior designers, epitomizes American luxury. With a dedicated team of designers working out of Palm Beach and New York City, Hagan provides a complete range of design services that reflect her idiosyncratic style.

Hagan has received numerous top industry awards, including Architectural Digest’s AD100 and the Elle Decor A-List. She has also been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and published three wonderful design books through Rizzoli Publishing, including her latest, Victoria Hagan: Live Now.

Coffee and Conversation
Friday, June 7 | 8:30 a.m.

Join renowned architect Robert Dean, a specialist in historic preservation and modernism, for a talk on the vast impact of mid-century modernism in Fairfield County. Dean will explore how the countryside of Fairfield County exerted a direct influence on the evolution of modernist architecture.

Robert Dean holds degrees in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. After working with famed designer Robert A.M. Stern, Dean opened his own successful practice. Currently, Dean advises the towns of New Canaan and Redding in matters of architectural preservation and planning.

Southport Garden Stroll
Friday, June 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Premier event sponsor for the fourth year running: On the Harbor

Featuring several of Southport’s finest private gardens—including six gardens brand new to the Southport Garden Stroll!—this self-guided walking tour starts at the heart of Southport Village at Pequot Library. Pick up your tour map/program, browse local vendors and farms on the Great Lawn, then wind your way through a floral adventure in an idyllic seaside New England neighborhood.

Local garden enthusiasts will guide you through the most notable features of these bountiful landscapes. This year’s self-paced Garden Stroll through idyllic Southport Village features more than eight of the community’s most picturesque gardens, including a garden that has been recognized by the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution. Thank you to our garden club friends for volunteering as garden docents: Greens Farms Garden Club, Fairfield Garden Club, and Westport Garden Club.

Start or finish your day with a visit to our vendor village to shop local businesses, boutiques, artisans, makers, and markets on the Great Lawn.

Would your business be interested in sponsoring this fundraiser for Pequot Library? Contact Development Manager Grace Calderon at calderon@pequotlibrary.org.

Rosé All Day Tent
Friday, June 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

Use your Bud Bucks and e.joy rosé sold by the glass

Closing Party on the Great Lawn
Friday, June 7 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

End the day in the perfect way on Pequot Library’s Great Lawn with live music, raffle items, and more! 

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Parking Options: June 7, 2024
Map Key: Green = parking

1. Pequot Library: 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport
Parking lot plus street parking on the library side of Pequot Avenue and Westway Road

2. Wakeman Boys & Girls Club: 385 Center Street, Southport
Parking lot available 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Street parking on Center Street (2 hour limit)

3. Southport Congregational Church: 524 Pequot Avenue, Southport
Parking lot available 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

4. Trinity Episcopal Church: 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport
Parking lot available 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5. Chase Bank: 292 Pequot Avenue, Southport
Parking lot (lower level) behind Chase Bank

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Vendors | On the Great Lawn

Start or finish your day with a visit to our vendor village to shop local businesses and farms, boutiques, artisans, makers, and markets on the Great Lawn.

Sponsors and Supporters

Support the businesses and organizations that support Pequot Library!

  • On the Harbor | Premier Event Sponsor
  • Sturges Ridge | Rosé All Day Tent Sponsor
  • Santa Energy

Thank you for giving your time!

Volunteer Opportunities