Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime'
2014 Calendar & Holiday Schedule
The nursery and gift shop are open from early May to mid-September, 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday. The Tea Garden is open from 12:00 to 4:00, Memorial Day weekend to September 7. We are closed on Mondays (excepting open on select holiday Mondays, see below)
April 26, Saturday – Nursery and gift shop open for the season.
May 11, Sunday – Mother’s Day Tea.
May 24, Saturday – Tea Garden opens for the regular season.
May 26, Memorial Day Monday - Nursery and shop are open 10-5, tea room is open 12-4.
June 15, starting – Free Garden Skillshops (10:30 am) and Garden Tours (12:00 pm) with Rachel, every Sunday from now ‘til August 17
(excepting no skillshops on Phlox Fest Sundays) June 15, Sunday - Father’s Day Tea.
July 4, Independence Day - Nursery and Tea Garden open all day.
August 30 - Tea Room is closed for a wedding event. The nursery and gift shop are open until 2 pm.
September 1, Labor Day Monday: Nursery and Tea Garden closed.
September 7 - Last open day for Tea Garden.
September 19, Friday– Last open day for Nursery and Shop.
Mother’s Day Tea, May 11, 11-4:00
There will be a special menu for the day, and complimentary nosegays for every mum. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.
Free Garden Skillshops –Sunday mornings at 10:30 (except no skillshops during August Phlox Fest)
From early-June to mid-August. Let’s have a fun and relaxing time together talking plants! Rachel has set this time aside to answer any questions you care to bring in, or show you a new gardening technique. For beginners or experts, we can talk about seed saving, plant propagation, plant and weed id, aphids, pollinators, edibles – you name it. No charge.
Free Sunday Garden Tours at 12:00
From early-June to mid-August. Tours last around 45 minutes. No charge. (Tours are at 1:00 pm during Phlox Fest)
June 8 Creating an Edible Forest Garden, with Meghan Giroux
Join Meghan Giroux from Vermont Edible Landscapes and discover how to create a fruit tree ecosystem. Learn to increasebiodiversity around fruiting trees; utilize plants that accumulate nutrients, create habitat for beneficial insects, and fix nitrogen in the soil. Assess the different types of medicinal herbs, perennial vegetables and berries that can be established in this edible paradise. (Meeting time will be determined at a later date) No charge, but registration will be required.
Father’s Day Tea, June 15, 11:30-4:00 Croquet will be set up on the lawn, and complimentary boutonnieres for fathers. Reservations recommended.
Phlox Fest, Our 12th Annual, Sunday, July 27 to Sunday, August 10, 2014
Always the first two weeks in August, when masses of Phlox will be in bloom. Daily garden tours with Rachel or guest speaker. Cutflower Display. Door prizes. All events are free. See the Phlox Fest page for details.
Geraniums on the Porch
Oil Painting in the Garden with Judith Kane – ongoing.
Judith is also an oil painter, and has taught painting for some years. The classes are on-going, and take place in the greenhouse or out in the gardens, taking advantage of the wealth of flowers and views. Meeting time will be determined by the class, but typically a weekday morning. Past students testify to how much they’ve learned! Classes are limited in size, as Judith likes to keep them small. Call her to reserve your place. 802-472-5512.