- This event has passed.
Belfast Garden Club Open Garden
June 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
June 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a lovely naturalistic landscape and eclectic gardens with breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay on the first of the Belfast Garden Club’s annual Open Garden Days The event will be held rain or shine. A $5 donation helps the Belfast Garden Club fund public garden initiatives and contribute towards a Unity College scholarship.
When the homeowners bought their 18-acre ocean-front property more than 30 years ago, land that wasn’t wooded or precipitous was covered with waist-high brush. Inspired by Japanese landscape design, they carved gardens out of the rocky soil, bordering them with the unearthed rocks and strategically placing larger stones to create sculptural interest. Their love of color, too, is evident in the annuals that fill containers and accent the perennial beds. Mature rhododendrons, Siberian irises, Rosa rugosa, and ladies slippers typically are in bloom in June. Raised beds contain vegetable plants and a beehive on the property is evidence of the owners’ wish to create gardens that attract pollinators and thrive with minimal use of manufactured chemicals. Note that access to some of the gardens is over rough terrain.