At the June 22 meeting of the Camden Garden Club, members and guests were treated to a sneak preview of the 70th Annual House & Garden Tour which takes place on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The seven unique properties open to ticket holders for this year’s fundraiser span a wide spectrum of styles, design, and size ranging from a magnificent 21-acre estate and guest house overlooking Penobscot Bay, which incorporates every imaginable amenity, to two charming Camden townhouses with an amazing shared perennial garden. The garage of another home on the tour is likely to draw more attention than the house or garden for anyone interested in classic automobiles. Inside there is vintage Bugatti, still competing in races with the homeowner behind the wheel, an immaculate C series Porsche, a number of antique toy cars, and a large collection of motoring memorabilia. The remaining homes and gardens are just as fascinating and, with a past history of excellent weather on tour day, the club is looking forward to another outstanding event.
The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish at 4:00 p.m., rain or shine, and the proceeds fund the many beautification projects undertaken by Camden Garden Club such as covering the cost of the baskets of glorious red geraniums now adorning Camden’s lampposts, the colorful annuals planted in the traffic islands on Main Street and the additional expense of water and fertilizer to keep everything blooming throughout the summer. Anyone interested in participating as a hostess should email firstname.lastname@example.org Hostesses receive a discounted tour ticket. For more information about the tour and where to purchase tickets please visit http://www.camdengardenclub.com. Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. New members are always welcome.
Judith and Ann place flags
Camden Garden Club members placed flags at the Blue Star Highway Marker in Glen Cove.
The 70th Annual House and Garden Tour presented by the Camden Garden Club on Thursday, July 20 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. will feature 7 diverse and remarkable properties including small town cottages, an 1820s gem updated for modern living while maintaining the charm of its origins, a 60 acre transformation of one man’s unique and personal vision, a magnificent Arts and Crafts estate situated on 21 acres, overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay. Purchase tickets here.
Thank you to this year’s media sponsors: Maine Home + Design, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, and PenBay Pilot-Wave.
Join the Camden Garden Club on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden Library. The speaker this week is Anne E. Perkins who has been gardening since the age of four. Currently, she grows a huge variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers at Headacre Farm in Owls Head and at her home in Thomaston. She has been selling her produce to local restaurants, including Café Miranda in Rockland, at the Oceanview Grange Farmer’s Market in Martinsville, her CSA, and to private customers and friends since 2010.
Perkins is also a collector of books on gardens and gardening and she will share her passion with the audience on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. as part of the Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series at Camden Public Library. She will discuss the classics of garden literature from the Romans to the present, what makes these books and authors special, and which have influenced her and others in her talk entitled: The Writer in the Garden. The program is free and open to the public.New members are always welcome!
Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. For more information: https://camdengardenclub.wordpress.com or email email@example.com.
Due to today’s storm and mountainous piles of snow, we have postponed The Artist in the Garden lecture until Tuesday, February 28th. Be sure to mark your calendar so you do not miss local artist Susan Van Campen speak
about her stunning floral watercolors inspired by her own gardens in Thomaston.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all and enjoy the beauty left by our latest storm.