By Carol Stocker
Here's a calendar of some of the many garden tours and special events offered in coming weeks:
June 21 from 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. The Community Garden Club of Duxbury Garden Tour will include six Duxbury gardens. Visit www.communitygardenclubofduxbury.org for more information. The rain date is June 22 and the contact is Sue McMahon at 781-934-6732.
June 28th at 11 a.m. at the Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich, as part of one of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classrooms Summer Workshops on the Farm, Debi Hogan will offer a presentation on Gardening Practices that Support Biodiversity and Gardening for Butterflies. This one hour presentation is open to the public.Read More About Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom's Summer Workshops on the FarmRegister with the Green Briar Nature Center: 508-888-6870r firstname.lastname@example.org
July 14 Tranquil Lake Summer Garden Festival. This is a great educational destination as well as a beautiful garden to visit in late June and July. The owners will be hosting a national tour from the Perennial Plant Association the first week of July and will then celebrate their 21st Summer Garden Festival the weekend of July 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Saturday, July 14 Highlights:
* Ikebana Flower Design Installation - On-Going All Day
* Garden Talk on Plants that Bring the Sizzle to the Summer Garden
* Building the Herb Wall
* Herbs for the Herb Wall
* Garden Talk on The Daylilies Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery
Sunday, July 15 Highlights:
* Techniques for Sharpening & Maintaining Gardeinig Tools
(On-Going All Day)
* Garden Talk on Late Season Gems to Sustain the Garden
* Hypertufa How-To Workshop
* Planting the Hypertufa Container
* Garden Talk on Favorite Late Season Daylilies
June 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nantucket. Seven gardens will be open to benefit The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program and Sustainable Nantucket. Visitors may begin at 11 Mill Street, where volunteers will be available to assist you and answer questions. The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program has been opening the gates to America’s best private gardens since 1995 and this year features more than 300 gardens in 19 states. A $5 admission fee at each garden supports the expansion of the Open Days Program around the country and helps build awareness of the Garden Conservancy’s work of preserving exceptional American gardens such as The Fells in Newbury, NH , as well as fifteen other preservation projects.For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.
June 22-24, 17th Annual Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff. Opening night party: June 22, 6-9 p.m. Theme: Salsa - A Celebration of Latin Cultures. The front lawn of Rosecliff will again be filled with beautiful garden displays, offering inspiration for those looking to add color and old world charm to their own gardens. Guests will be able to browse the Gardeners’ Marketplace for specialty plants, flowers and garden accessories. The Newport Flower Show will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24. Advance sale and Preservation Society member admission tickets are $18 per person. Tickets sold at the door will be $25 on Friday, $23 on Saturday or Sunday. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Newport Flower Show, visit www.NewportFlowerShow.org, or call (401) 847-1000.
June 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. Roslindale Garden Tour of eight private gardens plus the Southwest Boston Community Garden. Presented by Roslindale Green & Clean. Tour begins at Adams Park, Farmer's Market (Washington St. at Cummins Highway, Roslindale Village) Tickets $20 the week of sale, or $15 at www.roslindalegreenandclean.org.
June 28-July 1, 10 am -5 p.m.each day, Secret Garden Tours of Newport walking tour of Newport's Historic Point neighborhood with more than a dozen private gardens. Ticket are $20-$25, and can be purchased at www.secregardentour.org (via PayPal) or 401-439-7253. Email email@example.com for more information. This event benefits art education and cultural programs in local schools.
June 29- 30, 10 am 3 pm Wareham Garden Club presents “Gardens Ashore - A Coastal Garden Tour of Wareham and Onset”
Tickets and maps available on days of tour for $20 at Buzzards Bay Productions, 3065 Cranberry Highway, E. Wareham. Contact: Sandy Slavin at (508) 291-1643 or firstname.lastname@example.org for advance ticket sales and additional information.Six private gardens.
July 21-28, "Adventures in Space” A Standard Flower Show, Southeastern District, Fair admission Entry days Saturday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 25, 7-9 AM.
Barnstable County Fair, Route 151, East Falmouth MA. Design, horticulture and special exhibit division. Contact: Kathleen Coyle, (508) 295-2857 or email@example.com.
July 21-22, 10z.m.-4 p.m. Ripples: A self-guided Pond Tour for Healing, two distinctive tours featuring waterscapes throughout central and southern middlesex county, $25 per tour book, books available beginning July 1 at The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard and Russells Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road, Wayland. For information visit www.HealingGarden.net.