LONDONDERRY >> On Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to tour six gardens and two homes in the Londonderry/Landgrove/Peru communities. Optional lunch at the Landrgove Inn is also available. The tour will begin at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Lunch is $15. Due to uneven terrain, the tour is not handicap accessible. No pets are permitted.
Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.MountainGardenWalks.eventbrite.com, at Glebe Mountain Gardens & Landscaping in Londonderry, or at R K Miles Inc, Paint & Decorating. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at the Custer Sharp House.
Mountain Garden Walks is sponsored by Green Mountain Gardeners, a garden club serving the communities of Londonderry, South Londonderry, Weston, Landgrove and Peru.
Proceeds from the garden tour will benefit the Club's Lib Thieme scholarship fund. The Green Mountain Gardeners awards a $1,000 scholarship annually to a graduating senior planning to further his or her education with either college or vocational study. The field of study could be environmental sciences, landscape design, agriculture or others related to the mission of the Green Mountain Gardeners. Eligible students will be a graduate from one of the designated local schools. Selection is based on financial need and potential school and community impact.
This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Elizabeth Thieme who was a founding member of the Green Mountain Gardeners. "Lib" was an innovative and "hands-on" gardener who loved life and especially the company of young people.
For more information contact Elsie Smith at ElsieMSmith@gmail.com or 824-4406.