Calendar & Events

Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime'
Zinnia ‘Queen Red Lime’

2020 Calendar & Holiday Schedule

The nursery, garden and greenhouse will be open from early May to mid-September, 10-5 Wednesday through Sunday. The Tea Garden  – we just don’t know yet when we’ll be able to open in 2020.

A schedule change is that until further notice we will be closed both Mondays and Tuesdays, except for prepaid pickup orders.

Friends,

Due to the current health situation, there will be changes to our schedule and retail business operation this season, so please check back here, or call us to ask. Better yet, sign up for our email list on the website, and we’ll send you updates.

The good news is, the nursery, garden and greenhouse is now open to the public!  Visitors are asked to wear face coverings, as we do, and maintain physical distance of at least 6 ft. There is also an overall limit of 10 people at one time, including staff. If you are unsure how it stands when you arrive, please honk your horn, and one of us will turn up to either give you the ok to leave your car, or ask you to wait for a bit. Thanks in advance for your patience! 

Curbside pickup is available, just email or call Rachel to assemble your plants. You will be able to pay your bill online, by calling 472-5104, or by check. There is now a covered space to keep you, and your plant orders, out of the weather. 

We are also expanding this website to show photos and descriptions of the plants on hand – still working on that! The mail-order phlox division remains up and running, and is unaffected by the shutdown. (update from Rachel, April 28, 2020)

May 2, Saturday – Nursery and greenhouse are open for the regular season (with precautions, see above. The gift shop and public restroom will be closed until further notice.)

May 10, Sunday – Mother’s Day Tea. Cancelled, but we will have ‘takeout’! See details on the tea page, to order scones, jam and teacakes to go!
May 23, Saturday – Tea Garden opens for the regular season. As of May 23 we are not yet ready to open the tea room, nor do we know what it will look like this year, but please check back.
May 25, Memorial Day Monday hours – Nursery is open 10-2:00. Yes, still open 10-2.

June 14, Sunday – Free Sunday Garden Tours start today,  and will take place every Sunday through August 9, at 1 pm.

June 21, Sunday – Father’s Day Tea.

July 4, Independence Day, Saturday– Nursery and Tea Garden are open normal hours.

September 7, Labor Day Monday: Open full schedule for both the tea room and nursery. This is the last open day for the tea room.

September 20, Sunday– Last scheduled open day for Nursery and Shop. Thereafter we are open by chance or appointment, and generally are here when the weather is fair – but it is best to call first.

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2020 Events

Mother’s Day Tea, May 10, 11-4:00   There will be a special menu for the day, and complimentary flowers for every mum. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Cancelled, but we are offering scones, jam and cake for takeout – please contact us to order.

May 16 – Wild and Woodland Plant Identification Walk  (8:30-10:00 am)– A relaxed stroll along the field edge, into the woods and then down to the Lamoille River, identifying wild plants and trees along the way. Repeats June 13. Free, but reservations are required. Cancelled

Free Sunday Garden Tours at 1:00 pm.   From June 14 to August 9, 2020. Tours last around 45 minutes. No charge. (Tours are daily at 1:00 pm during the Phlox Fest) Maybe, not sure yet

June 13 – Wild and Woodland Plant Identification Walk  (8:30-10:00 am)– See description for May 16. Free, but please contact us to reserve a spot. Maybe, not sure yet

Father’s Day Tea, June 21, 11:30-4:00   Croquet will be set up on the lawn, and there will be complimentary boutonnieres or flowers for dads. Reservations recommended. Probably not…

August 1 to August 16, 2020, the 18th Annual Phlox Fest
Always held for two weeks in late July and early August when hundreds of Phlox will be in bloom. Daily garden tours at 1:00 pm with Rachel or guest speaker. Cutflower display of Phlox cultivars. Door prizes. All events are free. See the Phlox Fest page for details. Still planning on this!

Geraniums on the Porch
Geraniums on the Porch