Tours des Fleurs

Some of Maine’s prettiest gardens are open this summer.

Through August 12 Avena Botanicals Herb Walks, Rockport Guided herb-garden tours with Avena’s owner and herbalist Deb Soule. $5. Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 p.m. 207-594-0694.

June 19–August 8 Celia Thaxter’s Garden on Appledore Island Round-trip boat tour and buffet lunch with guided island garden tour. $100. 9 a.m.­–2:45 p.m. 603-862-5346.

June 19–August 21 Belfast Garden Club Open Gardens A series of visitation days at farms and gardens in and around Belfast. $5/tour. 207-342-2231.

June 26–September. 11 Camden Public Library Amphitheatre and Harbor Park Guided tours of a National Historic Landmark. Free. Fridays, 4 p.m. 207-236-3440.

July 16–early September Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden Private Seal Harbor garden opens to guests one day a week, reservations required. Free. 9–11 a.m. and 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 207-276-3330.

July 18 McLaughlin Garden Illuminated, South Paris Twinkling lights, balloons, and refreshments. Sunset–9:30 p.m. Call for reservations and fees. 207-743-8820.

July 19 Bar Harbor Garden Club’s Garden Tour Six small-to-large gardens around Bar Harbor. $20–25. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 207-288-9689.

July 24 The Sea Around Us, Boothbay Region Garden Club Distinctive homes and guesthouses. $25–$30. 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 207-633-5052.

July 25 Diggin’ It, York County Master Gardeners Eight distinctive gardens along a scenic route through York, Kittery Point, Eliot, South Berwick. $20. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


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