Saturday, July 9th
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Spend a morning meandering through a dozen or more backyard pocket gardens, within easy walking distance of each other. These are handmade gardens created by people with busy lives. You’ll see how resourceful gardeners have created highly individual gardens, ranging from lush cottage borders to thriving vegetable plots. There is even a garden that incorporates intriguing sculptures created by the artist/gardener.
Neighbors in Atlantic Heights work together to make their public spaces appealing. There are Adopt-A-Spots transformed by Garden Club members and other neighbors from open places into blooming spaces, a community herb garden, and a cutting garden where neighbors can snip cilantro for salsa or pick a few poppies for their table. There are also community gardens where dedicated gardeners are growing their own local produce.
A donation is requested so that the Garden Club can continue its community projects.
Directions: Exit 7 off I-95 to Market Street Extension (toward Newington). Turn onto Kearsarge Way/Atlantic Heights at light. Follow Kearsarge Way to Big Rock Park to pick up a map.