Camden Garden Club’s 73rd Annual Garden Tour Thursday, July 15 will feature five town gardens, each exhibiting unique plantings and diverse topography. In addition to these properties the club is partnering with the Camden-Rockport Historical Society for a special presentation at the Conway Homestead and Herb Garden on Tour Day.
Built about 1770, the Conway Homestead is one of the earliest houses in the region and depicts early life through the 1930s. The adjacent museum, barn, sugar shack and blacksmith shop display Midcoast life through the centuries. The homestead is located at 223 Union St. in Rockport.
The herb garden was designed, built and planted by Master Gardener Garbrielle Wicklow in the Spring of 2019. The four beds contain herbs categorized as Culinary; Medicinal/Charms and Superstitions; Aromatics; and Dye Pot. Tucked among the plants are several little fairy houses created by local children. Wicklow will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions about the garden.
For more information about the tour and tickets visit camdengardenclub.org or contact camdengardenclub100@gmail.com . For more information on the Conway Homestead visit camdenrockporthistoricalsociety.org. Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs Inc.