Gardens in the Watershed tour set for July 14

Jun 25, 2019
Photo by: Roberta Baumann The Georges River Land Trust’s Gardens in the Watershed tour will take place July 14.

The 28th Annual Georges River Land Trust’s Gardens in the Watershed tour will take place Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, in the middle reaches of the Georges River watershed. Five gardens in Union, Warren, and Appleton will offer pastoral views and bountiful plantings. Advance tickets are $27 ($25 GRLT members) and are  available for purchase at local outlets and online at georgesriver.org.

Gardening experts will speak at two of the gardens. Jean Vose, of Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers, will speak about pollinators at 11 a.m. at Garden Number 1. Rick Sawyer of Fernwood Gardens will speak on shade gardens – particularly hostas - at Garden Number 4 at 2 p.m.

Attendees are invited to pre-order lunch, catered by Home Kitchen Café.  Raffle tickets are also on sale for $10 each or $50 for six chances to win a variety of items and experiences, including a half hour scenic flight with Penobscot Island Air; a full moon kayak tour for two with Port Clyde Kayaks; a pair of earrings from Michael Good Gallery; a stay at 250 Main Hotel; a private tasting party for 10 at Fiore Olive Oils and Vinegars and a long weekend stay at a cottage on the Sheepscot River in Somerville.

Advance tour tickets and brochures are now available at Brambles, in Belfast; Planet Toys, in Camden; The Grasshopper Shop, Eastern Tire and Auto Service and the Georges River Land Trust office, in Rockland; Plants Unlimited, Green Thumb and Guini Ridge Farm, in Rockport; Hedgerow in Tenants Harbor and the Common Market in Union. Tour tickets and lunch pre-orders can also be purchased online at georgesriver.org. Tickets will also be available for $30 (cash or check only) on tour day at any of the garden sites.

For more information, visit georgesriver.org or call 594-5166.

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