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Garden Tours to Benefit Marstons Mills Historical Society

Dates vary between July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024
  • Details
    • Dates: Dates vary between July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Location: Marstons Mills
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Marstons Mills Historical Society. Rain or Shine. Price: $5 per garden. 

    #1 BURGESS  HOUSE, 559 Route 149, Marstons Mills
    Come to visit the Burgess House (559 Route 149 in Marstons Mills) to enjoy an amazing display of cultivated wildflowers of many kinds. Included will be a Stewartia tree, Weigela Midnight Wine, Ninebark Amber Jubilee, Lupine, Coneflower, Cransebill Geranium, Panicle Hydrangea Limelight, and endless Summer Hydrangea’s (pink and blue with mophead flowers). In addition to the wildflowers, the garden features foundation plantings and perennials which were originally planted in 2020 and have beautifully matured.

    #2 LONGMEADOW FARM, 611 Santuit-Newtown Road, Marstons Mills
    This amazingly large garden of flowering and non-flowering plants and vegetables is must-see. Among them are a set of wildflowers, perennials, sunflowers, herbs, and zinnias, and then an array of fruit and vegetables such as blueberries, strawberries, garlic, onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, green beans, summer squash, and zucchini. Among others are the still-growing vegetables for Fall harvest, such as carrots, turnips, winter squash, pumpkins, cabbage, and gooseberries. A hayfield can also be seen, and some ripened flowers and vegetables will be available for purchase.

    #3 14 Fulling Mills Lane, Marstons Mills
    You are in for a pleasant surprise at these gardens. Three different cottage-style gardens—a shade garden, a rock garden, and a 75-foot perennial garden. The site overlooks the Marstons Mills River. After 30 years of drought and weeding, come to visit, see, and enjoy a wide variety of species, including hydrangea, lilies, iris, phlox, and much more.

    #4 1960 Main Street, Marstons Mills
    You will walk down the hosta-lined driveway, bordered by mature shrubs of rhododendrons, azaleas, and mountain laurel. Then you will go to a back garden where day lilies surround the deck and see multiple raised beds for vegetables and young perennials. A section of fence supports a living hedge of climbing hydrangea. The shady part of the yard features hosta’s, ferns, Japanese forest grass, and European ginger. Extensive perennial beds have black-eyed susan, globe thistle, tall phlox, and a row of hydrangea, to a rock garden. A raised bed, backed by a hydrangea row, oriental lilies, and hollyhock complete the tour.