GCFM Open Garden #3 – Cape Neddick
September 28, 2023 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join GCFM members from across the state for our third and final Open Garden of the year in Cape Neddick. Former GCFM president, Becky Linney, is opening her property, the former Groundnut Hill Nurseries Inc., created by her late husband David Linney, as a wholesale business supplying hardy woody and ornamental plant material for the green industry in Maine and New Hampshire. This former nursery, established in 1972, now has fields with mature trees, shrubs, perennial plantings, garden rooms, and rolling landscapes in harmony with natural and designed granite hardscapes. The newest project is a new parterre garden using granite, iron architectural salvage, and crushed stone.
The morning session will feature floral design demonstrations by Helene Lewand, owner of Blackrock Farm in Kennebunkport, and Dianne Bullock, past president of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. The afternoon speakers will be from the Seacoast Horticultural Society, organized in 2011 by a group of regional horticultural professionals from NHLA, NHCLP, UNH, NENA, and MELNA.
Come rain or shine! Barns on the property will provide cover. A donation of $10 is requested for GCFM. Driving directions will be sent in a reminder email closer to the date. Bring a chair, lunch, and water. Please dress appropriately for walking and exploring the property, according to the forecast. Bring your boots, sunscreen, and insect and tick repellent! Enjoy the day with gardeners from across the state!