Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime'
2015 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 6. We are closed on Mondays (excepting open on select holiday Mondays, see below)
May 2, Saturday – Nursery and gift shop open for the season.
May 10, Sunday – Mother’s Day Tea.
May 23, Saturday – Tea Garden opens for the regular season.
May 25, Memorial Day Monday - Nursery and shop are open 10-5, tea room is open 12-4.
June 21, Sunday - Father’s Day Tea.
July 4, Independence Day - Nursery and Tea Garden open all day.
September 6, Sunday: Last open day for Tea Garden.
September 7, Labor Day Monday -Nursery and Tea Garden closed.
September 18, Friday– Last open day for Nursery and Shop.
Vermont Flower Show, February 28, 29 and March 1
This will be our 5th time exhibiting at the Flower Show where, despite the often snowy weather outside, inside the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, the scent of spring flowers and spring fever is in the air. While we cannot take our plants to this show, we bring our latest collection of garden and fancy hats, hot out of the shipping boxes, plus a colorful selection of scarves, summer-weight gardening wear and more. New this year, all of our hats are made in USA, Mexico or Indonesia, something of which we are proud. Hope to see you there!
Mother’s Day Tea, May 10, 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 Sunday Garden Tours at 12:00
From early-June to mid-August. Tours last around 45 minutes. No charge. (Tours are daily at 1:00 pm during Phlox Fest)
Father’s Day Tea, June 21, 11:30-4:00 Croquet will be set up on the lawn, and complimentary boutonnieres for fathers. Reservations recommended.
Phlox Fest, the 13th Annual, Sunday, August 2 to Sunday, August 16, 2015
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.