It’s less than a week until our second annual Open Garden Day. I’m ready for it, bilingual volunteers are prepped, and the garden is looking fine.
So I hope I’ll see you here, next Saturday between 10 and 4. There’s no need to reserve a spot, and all are welcome, with admission payable on site. (No dogs or picnics, please.)
Here are the details.
And here’s a preview of what you’ll see.
The Cascade by the house …
The astilbe and hostas by the front door …
And a swing to pretend you are still a child. (It works for real children, too.)
In the Lower Garden, you’ll see flowers and shrubs, and a sculpture by Doucet-Saito.
You’ll see more flowers twining up tree trunks …
… shouting out sunshine …
… and offering the perfect landing spot for bees.
You may see deer — including two baby fawns who still have their spots — a fat lazy groundhog, turtles and frogs.
You can explore, woodland trails, ponds and meadows.
Or take a look back in time, at the China Terrace …
or the Sundial Clearing.
For a fun-filled day, rain or shine, Glen Villa offers a lot. Bilingual volunteers will be stationed around the garden and bilingual brochures make a self-guided tour easy. And remember, your admission fee of $25 helps to conserve pristine lands around Lake Massawippi — and to build ecologically sensitive trails that make that land accessible to all.
I’ll be around all day, happy to answer questions or just to sit and chat.
See you on the 29th!