The Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County and 10 private homeowners are pleased to announce the 17th Annual â€œPrivate Gardens of the Kennebunksâ€ Garden Tour Saturday, July 16th, 2011.Â This self-guided tour features 10 unique private home gardens in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Cape Porpoise area. View the gardens at your own pace, in any order you choose. This tour allows participants to gather landscaping ideas and view perennial and annual plants that may enhance their own gardens.
The gardens are open from 10am to 4pm on July 16th and will be held rain or shine. Participants are provided with a brochure describing all the gardens and a map that provides the driving directions to each garden. You determine how long you linger at the garden and in what order you visit the gardens. Refreshments will be provided by Lucas on 9 at 62 Mills Road, (Rte 9) in Cape Porpoise.
As a special feature, Honorary Chair, Paul Parent, host of the popular Sunday morning syndicated radio show â€œThe Paul Parent Garden Clubâ€ will spend the day at Lucas On 9, sharing his knowledge and gardening tips, as well as answering questions on gardening in New England.Â All proceeds from the tour will benefit the prevention programs of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County. The Child Abuse Prevention Council’s programs consistently endeavor to educate and support children and their families, professionals that work with children, and the surrounding community. Central to their mission is the promotion of healthy, nurturing relationships between children and adults. This is achieved through education, collaboration and advocacy in established programs and events which foster the well-being of children and families throughout York County.
Advance Tickets are $15; after July 1 $20. Tickets may be purchased at Focal Point Gardens, 1029 Alfred Rd. (Rt 111), Arundel or by calling the Council office (207) 985-5975, email email@example.com or visitÂ www.kidsfreetogrow.org. Tickets purchased prior to the tour must be exchanged for a map and brochure containing the garden locations the day of the tour or, brochures and maps can be purchased the day of the tour in the parking lot behind Marlows on Main Street in Kennebunk, at Kennebunk High School on Fletcher Street in Kennebunk; Blooms & Heirlooms on Route 1 north in Kennebunk and Carrots & Company Ocean Ave in Kennebunkport. This tour would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors: – Focal Point Gardens, Genest Concrete Works, Inc., Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Sold on Betsy and Jim Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Woods Farm Landscaping.