Things to do Aug. 6, 2011: Home and Garden

Posted Aug. 05, 2011, at 12:41 p.m.

BELFAST — The sixth annual Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Days features 13 gardens in Belfast, Belmont, Searsport, Searsmont, Bayside and Northport. One garden per week will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 26. Tickets can be purchased at each garden on the day of the tour for a donation of $4 for one garden or $15 for a five-visit ticket. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the club’s civic beautification projects. For information, call 338-3105 or 948-2815 or visit belfastgardenclub.org.

BOOTHBAY — Maine Fairy House Festival, 1-4 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7, at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road. Costumes are welcome. Except for several

reservations-only workshops, all activities are free with garden admission. For information, call 633-4333 or visit MaineGardens.org.

BROOKS — Herbs for Family Health workshop with local herbalist Lauren Errickson, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Newforest Institute, 66 Monroe Highway. Workshop fee is $35-$70 sliding scale depending upon ability to pay, includes lunch. To register and for optional overnight accommodations, email info@newforestinstitute.org or call 722-3625.

SOUTH PARIS — Hosta and Honey Fest, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at McLaughlin Garden, 97 Main St. featuring activities, bake sale, restaurant tastings and plant sales. Admission is free. For information, call 743-8820 or visit www.mclaughlingarden.org.

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