Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield
You’re invited into five local gardens on July 18 for the Sixth Annual Works in Progress Garden Tour sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield. Here’s the lineup:
- Melissa and Irwin Post grow fruits and a wide variety of vegetables for year-round eating and for a small number of CSA customers. Their garden features many raised beds, “mini-greenhouses” covering some of the beds, and a 24’x32′ unheated greenhouse.
- The gardens of Nina and Herb Jamison feature a forest setting with low stone walls, perennial beds connected by pebble paths, stone steps, stone seats and whimsy throughout. Enjoy the lavender lined path, wilds interspersed with planting beds and two woodland walks.
- We’ll return to wander the paths of Glen Williams’ amazing in-town garden on just ¾ of an acre. Glen is known for his extensive hosta collection. He’s also been adding ladyslippers, an assortment of annuals, and anything else that catches his fancy.
- Jennifer Hassenbuhler welcomes us to her rambling back yard that goes down a large bank to a stream. Functional aspects of plantings are important and we’ll see plants for sunshine and shade as well as light colored plants such as impatiens that seem to glow in the evening light.
- Our last stop includes lunch at Evelyn Beebe’s, followed by a tour that includes both formal and informal sun and shade gardens, a small orchard, and views of meadows, Claremont and Sunapee.
The tour, with time for lunch, runs from 8 a.m. through 1:30. Suggested donation is $20. which includes lunch and plants. Please call 885-1156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Full details on directions and carpooling will be provided.
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