Belfast Garden Club features stylish, contemporary garden for July 30 Open Garden Day
July 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The newly created terraced gardens at the home of Elsa Mead, 40 Bayview St. will be on display July 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day. The 10 beautiful public gardens in Belfast, lovingly tended by members of the club, will also be featured that day. A printed map with locations of the public gardens will be available at the Mead garden and guests are encouraged to explore them all that day or in the future. A $5 donation is requested.
Mead’s daughter, Stephanie and son-in-law Erich Winzer, both Brooklyn-based artists, came to visit at the start of the pandemic and stayed for three seasons, creating a contemporary garden which slopes to the bay. “We took up all the grass by hand and leveled everything,” she said. “There are so many rocks here.” The two then added a pea stone path which meanders down from level to level.
Large granite steps lead visitors down to a cedar pergola with a sitting area which boasts climbers such as a grape vine, honeysuckle, and clematis. A few other spots to sit, relax and take in the colorful surroundings are sprinkled throughout the terraces.