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Belfast Garden Club July 23 Open Garden Day features two gardens
July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Two Searsport gardens will be featured on July 23 as part of Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day. Both are unique and within a 15 minute walk of each other. One is a former sea captain’s home at 127 E. Main St., the other at 11 Water St. features a sun, shade and woodland garden bordering the Mill Brook. Self-guided tours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
A $5 donation admits visitors to both gardens (checks or exact change is appreciated) and additional donations to support the Garden Club are welcome.
In the three years since Dawn Gintz purchased the historic Captain Nickels Inn at 127 E. Main St., she has expanded the gardens surrounding the bed and breakfast and created several sitting areas, many with commanding views of Penobscot Bay.
Janine Carpenter grew up in a family of gardeners. Her home at 11 Water St. was her mother’s house which she bought and has been working on the garden for the past three years. Carpenter’s garden is partly sunny, shady, and a meandering path leads visitors to a wooded wonderland lined with all kinds of ferns adjacent to Mill Brook.