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Friends of the Essex Library Garden Tour
June 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Friends of the Essex Library Garden Tour will take place on June 9 from 10 to 3pm and will feature seven of the loveliest private gardens in Essex, Connecticut. Some are in the heart of Essex Village while others are hidden along lanes most visitors never see. While exploring, you will find a garden with European flavor, a hillside filled with native plants, a Japanese bonsai garden, aeroponically grown vegetables and views of the Connecticut River. For many, the pleasant strolls may be enhanced by the opportunity to learn about various plants, for most of the garden owners will be on hand to point out specific features, offer gardening tips and answer questions.
Visitors will have an opportunity during the day to watch two design demonstrations, including the creation of a beautiful edible arrangement. These demonstrations will be located in the library program room in the afternoon.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Cash, checks, Visa or Master Card will be accepted, although cash or checks are preferred. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560, by visiting the Essex Library or by completing a form included in flyers available at the library and throughout Essex beginning May 1. Completed forms may be mailed to the Essex Library. Confirmations will be sent to the email addresses on the completed forms.
Your ticket will be a booklet containing a brief description of each garden along with a map of the tour and designated parking. Tickets must be picked up at the library beginning at 9:45 the day of the event. On display in the library will be an assortment of wonderful items that every gardener would like to take home. These items can be won by purchasing chance tickets. The winning tickets will be drawn at 3 p.m. Winners do not have to be present for the drawing and will be notified by phone.
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