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GARDEN TOUR OF KENNEBUNKPORT – July 16, 2022

According to Cicero, “if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

We are very pleased to announce that Graves Library’s Secret Gardens of Kennebunkport will be held again on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (rain or shine). Six homeowners have agreed to open their private gardens for this one day only to help raise money for the Library. Tickets are $40 each, non-refundable, and can be purchased in advance online via Eventbrite beginning May 7, or at the Library at 18 Maine Street. On the day of the event, tickets will only be sold at Kennebunkport Consolidated School at 25 School Street.

A detailed map will be provided on the day of the tours to all ticket holders to reveal the secret locations of the six participating properties. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of garden styles and plant types amid lovely natural settings hidden from view behind stone walls, seaside cottages, and privacy hedges. Colorful perennials and annuals, a scenic pond, woodland sculptures, ocean views, a Zen-inspired rock garden, trellised blooms, and many more delights are waiting to be discovered during this special garden tour opportunity.

All proceeds for this event benefit the Graves Memorial Public Library. Thank you for your support!

Please call us with any questions. (207) 967-2778.

COFFEE IN THE GARDEN

Join us for some coffee and donuts in the garden this Saturday @ 10:00 am.  The Book Cellar will be open for browsing and purchasing too!  No reservations necessary.

COFFEE IN THE GARDEN – POSTPONED THIS WEEK

Join me for some coffee and donuts in the garden every Saturday at 8:30 am (weather permitting).  Our challenge (if we choose to accept it)  is to experience donuts from all of the shops in southern Maine!    So far we have tried seven different donut places.  Its also a time to talk with friends that you have not seen in months (6 feet please), catch up, ask us about books and library services, etc.  No reservations necessary.

SECRET GARDENS TOUR OF KENNEBUNKPORT- JULY 18, 2020 (POSTPONED)

 

The Secret Gardens Tour of Kennebunkport will be POSTPONED UNTIL 2021.  This fundraiser is very important to ongoing operations of the Library but because of the pandemic, we are more concerned with  making sure everyone continues to be safe and healthy.  We will post the new date in the next few months.  Thank you so much for your support and faith in your public Library.

 

FIRST ANNUAL SECRET GARDENS OF KENNEBUNKPORT- JULY 20, 2019

Do you want to know a secret? Eight homeowners in Kennebunkport are opening their enchanting private gardens to the public for one day only to raise money to support ongoing community programming and services at the public library.

The First Annual “Secret Gardens of Kennebunkport” tour will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain or shine). Tickets are $40 each and they can be purchased in advance at BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM (At the website, enter : Kennebunkport – Graves Library Gardens) or at the Library at 18 Maine Street. On the day of the event, tickets will only be sold at Kennebunkport Consolidated School at 25 School Street.

A program map will be provided that day to all ticket holders to reveal the secret locations of the eight participating properties. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of garden styles and plant types amid lovely natural settings hidden from view behind stone walls, seaside cottages, and privacy hedges. Colorful perennials and annuals, a scenic pond, woodland sculptures, ocean views, a Zen-inspired rock garden, trellised blooms, and many more delights are waiting to be discovered during this special garden tour opportunity.

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