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Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day
August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$5
Two Court Street gardens are on display Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day. The gardens are within a 5-minute walk of each other, at 35 Court St. and 64 Court St., and a $5 donation admits visitors to both. Additional donations to support the Garden Club are welcome.
Gianne Conard’s garden at 35 Court St. is a never-ending work-in-progress comprising apple trees, raised vegetable beds, flowers, as well as many unwanted weeds. “Weeds don’t respect me,” Conard said. Conard bought the 1856 property in 2004, and reorientated the house, creating a more defined backyard. The main focal point is a stone terrace surrounded by perennials, along with a large granite block anchoring one side of the sitting area. A stone walkway leads visitors through daylilies and sunflowers.
Richard Pickering’s classic English cottage garden in front of his 64 Court St. home is a combination of perennials, annuals, shrubs, vegetables and herbs. In spring, Pickering said he had over 400 bulbs showering color on the neighborhood with a selection of tulips, crocuses and daffodils. The garden is structured around a series of circles of various sizes.
A $5 donation requested.