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Milton Garden Club to host Gardens and Homes Tour July 13

Jun 22, 2013

The Milton Garden Club will present its 14th Annual Gardens and Homes Tour featuring 11 private gardens, two homes, two public gardens, a special hardscape display,and the Milton Historical Society’s Lydia Black Cannon Museum. The tour is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 13.

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The day includes is a walking tour of eight gardens in historic Milton plus three new gardens and dozens of window boxes in Heritage Creek. The gardens are all beautiful and diverse, ranging from an established garden with more than 1,000 plants including some very rare ones, to a new garden less than a year old. There is a Certified Wildlife Garden, a man’s garden, which features many repurposed items of garden decor, a terraced garden that seems to go on forever, many water features, cozy sitting areas, containers and much more.

The Milton Art Guild will host a reception and featured exhibit, About the Garden, from 3 to 6 p.m. for all tour participants at the Milton Historic Society. The artists who have been working in the gardens will bring their day’s work to display outdoors in the museum’s lovely garden. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine or a soda, with light hors d’oeuvres, while seeing the progress made on the garden art and chatting with the artists about the work and the day’s experience.

There will be special events taking place in the gardens: artists painting; sale of jewelry, garden accessories and note cards; demonstrations of wood carving and floral arranging; a display by Blessings Blends; and questions answered by two of the horticultural professionals from Pepper’s Greenhouse. There will be a Master Gardeners booth and, as always, a plant sale and refreshments compliments of the Milton Garden Club.

The Milton Garden Club is dedicated to making Milton bloom with flowers. Club members plant and maintain 10 gardens and more than 50 urns and planters in downtown Milton. The annual garden tour is the club’s major source of fundraising.

Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Antiques in Milton, Lewes Printing, Hillside Flowers, Pepper’s Greenhouse, Salon Milton or at the Milton Farmers Market, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Day-of-tour tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Milton Garden Club booth in front of the Milton Historical Society Museum, 210 Union St. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information go to www.themiltongardenclub.org or to reserve tickets call Kathryn at 302-684-3804.

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