SUBJECT — Town Garden News & Volunteers needed
As you likely know, we’ve removed the West Concord garden (all plants sold at the Plant Sale) to make way for the Bruce Freeman rail trail, so are only maintaining the Town House garden this summer.
There we’ve added a lovely new rose, Polar Express, to the left bed.
Thanks to Jane Rupley for her recommendation.
It’s still tiny, but will grow to look like this —
Thanks also to Cris Van Dyke and Dorris Kehoe who, along with us divided and moved grasses, nepeta and day lilies over the last few weeks. Thanks Cris and Mary Ann Ferrell for donating some of their own Shasta daisies to revitalize that plant, and for Jane Rupley’s donation of phlox. And thanks to all the volunteers who tend the gardens through the summer!
SUMMER MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Please consider volunteering for the following still-open weeks:
July 3 & 10
Aug 21 & 28
Sept 4 & 25
To learn more or sign up, please go to
It’s fun to work in the garden, and hear from so many who pass by how much it is enjoyed an appreciated!
Ellen Whitney & Sandy Conrad
Garden Tour Guides Needed!
If you have some free time, especially Friday afternoon, June 2nd, the Concord Museum could use your help for the Garden Tour.
We have several slots available for Friday afternoon on shifts 2 and 3. Shift 2: 11:10-1:40 p.m. Shift 3: 1:30-4:00 p.m. There are also a few spots open for Saturday.
Don’t forget, your ticket will be half-price!
With thanks from Joan Campbell and Sandy Conrad, Garden Tour Co-Chairs and Garden Club Members.
Gardens by the Sea, a walking tour of a hand-picked selection of 10 gardens in the village of Stonington, Connecticut is planned for
Friday, June 9th
We are going to carpool down early AM on Friday June 9
. It is about a two hour drive and directions will be provided. The GPS street location for the tour headquarters is 20 High Street, Stonington, CT. Please plan your carpool groups ahead of time. I will send out an email to those who have signed up to help with carpool organization. This is a very special tour held every three years. This is a walking tour and lunch is available on the grounds. Please send a check for $35 to cover the cost of the tour, made out to The Garden Club of Concord, to Jane Rupley, 162 Westford Rd.by May 31
. Questions call 978-371-1277
or email Jane at email@example.com
Alerted very suddenly that the Triangle in West Concord(in front of the 99) had to be dismantled for the Rail Trail, Cris Van Dyke,Beth Thut,Ellen Whitney,Pam Hixon,Gail Burmeister,Kathy Venne,Jane Rupley and Mary Ann Ferrell rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Many thanks also, to John Ferrell!
All plants will be sold at the Plant Sale on May 13th.