Published DateLACONIA — "Awesome Blossoms!" is the theme for Opechee Garden Club's Garden Tour, Luncheon, Boutique and Raffle, to be held Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. which showcases selected gardens in the Lakes Region.
Tickets for this self-guided tour of seven gardens and luncheon are $25. Tour Co-Chair Sandy Hickok states "The theme certainly expresses the variety and quality of the gardens this year as well as the effort by members to create a wonderful event."
The gardens are described as: a smaller space packed with interest, a neatly manicured example for shade, a rambling multi-room garden geared to families, a mature garden with 'oh my' lilies plus a secret garden, a waterfront location where flowers share space with artwork, as well as a Master Gardener inspired garden in a woodland setting and a location boasting not only mountain views and perennials but an orchard and an English greenhouse.
Once again members will offer examples of floral design in their table settings at different locations where participants will also find members of The Artists Loft working 'en plein air' to create their masterpiece. Opechee Garden Club is delighted to welcome involvement by the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region who will add a bit of whimsy to the gardens with their imaginative Fairy Houses.
OGC also welcomes Junior Girl Scout Troop #10304 lead by Jennifer Eldridge helping in many capacities including greeting visitors to the always popular luncheon served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Co-President and Luncheon Chair, Judy Robertson states "We are delighted to be serving a new menu to our guests this year which will feature fresh salads seasoned with herbs from our member's own gardens, fruit and home made sweet bread. A tempting array of sweets will compliment our delicious luncheon."
Sheilah's Boutique has been expanded by Becky Gage and her committee. In addition to the 15 plus vendors for garden-related items and gifts, there will be Vintage Treasures, a Book Nook and Christmas in July items. Also new is The Potting Place offering member-dug perennials, houseplants from cactus to Bleeding Heart Vine and PW herbs.