21st Annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour, July 15

Posted June 29, 2012, at 11:54 a.m.
Last modified June 29, 2012, at 12:13 p.m.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Seven diverse gardens, Rockland and Spruce Head, ME

For more information: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166;

The eagerly awaited annual Georges River Land Trust Gardens in the Watershed tour will take place on Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., rain or shine. This year’s tour will feature seven lovely gardens in the towns of Rockland and Spruce Head. The tour is the primary fundraising event of the Georges River Land Trust.

Tickets and brochures for the tour are available at The Reading Corner and Rock City Books and Coffee in Rockland, Planet Toys in Camden, Hedgerow in Tenants Harbor, Agway in Union, The Personal Book Shop in Thomaston, and Brambles in Belfast, as well as at the GRLT office, 8 North Main Street, Rockland for $25 each. Tickets are also available for $28 on tour day at any of the gardens. A gourmet bag lunch catered by the Home Kitchen Cafe is also available for pre-order. Orders must be received in the GRLT office by July 11th.

The Gardens in the Watershed tour is unique in that it features gardens, which for the most part, have been created and maintained by the garden owners. The seven gardens in this year’s tour are diverse, highlight many different aspects of gardening, and are in enchanting settings and sure to please! Photos and descriptions of the gardens can be seen at www.grlt/org/gardentour_2012_gardens.html.

In addition to enjoying the gorgeous gardens, short talks will be offered at three of the gardens. Douglas Roth will give a slide presentation on Japanese gardens at Mary Ann and Church Carey’s Rackliff Island garden; Carol Yee of Carol Yee’s Collectibles will speak about Evergreen Propagation at Barbara and David Noyes’ Spruce Head Island garden; and Tony Sohn from The Art & Rock Shop in Bangor will talk about “ The Birds and the Bees” at Nina Scott-Hansen’s Rockland garden.

Raffle tickets are available for $3 each for a variety of items, including a watercolor print by a local artist, 2-hours of garden design or labor, a crabapple tree, perennials, gift baskets and a variety of gift certificates from local nurseries, a hardscape business, and artisans.

The Georges River Land Trust, committed to encouraging citizens to discover the river and care for the land throughout the St. George River watershed, is pleased to have the support of many local business and individual sponsors. The major sponsor again this year is Bangor Savings Bank. For further information please contact the GRLT office at 594-5166, or the Land Trust website at