Introducing Putney’s first annual Earth, Roots, Petals, & Paths, a tour of perennial and vegetable gardens on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 each day. The tour is a benefit for the Putney Public Library and the Putney Central School Library.
Earth, Roots, Petals & Paths includes six private perennial and vegetable gardens in Putney, The Putney School gardens & farm, the Putney Central School garden & orchard as well as the renowned four-acre garden created by Theodora and Peter Berg on Rice Mountain with the assistance of Gordon Hayward, garden designer, and Dan Snow, dry stone waller.
Other private gardens on the tour are those of Rod Payne-Meyer, John Burt, Jen Cragin, Deb Grey, and Susan and Marty Brennan-Sawyer. A picnic lunch, baked goods and refreshing beverages will be available at garden #2, Sun Ledge Farm. You may eat your lunch there or take it with you to eat along the tour. Bring a picnic blanket!
Poets Verandah Porche and Toni Ortner will be reading their work at one of the gardens. Ismael Samad, the chef of Putney’s The Gleanery restaurant will be conducting a creative cooking workshop at the Putney Central School on Saturday morning. There will be a plant sale at The Putney Central School.
Tickets, $15 per person or $25, are available now and on the day of the tour at the Putney Public Library and at Rice Mountain in Walpole, NH; maps and a tour program will be provided with your ticket. For more details about the tour call 802-387-4407, visit us on our Facebook page, or e-mail us at PutneyGardenTour @rocketmail.com. Regrettably, pets are not permitted on the tour.