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SECRET GARDEN TOUR OF KENNEBUNKPORT – JULY 16, 2022

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

 

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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 and they can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite via the link above or at the Library at 18 Maine Street. On the day of the event, ticketholders should begin at Kennebunkport Consolidated School at 25 School Street to pick up their map. Day-of tickets will only be available for sale at Consolidated School.

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. The magical garden settings include an abandoned granite quarry, a historic riverfront home, a wooded wonderland, and yards with sweeping ocean and harbor views.

This year, gardeners will especially appreciate the option to stop at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust annual plant sale at 57 Gravelly Brook Road- perfect for shopping, grabbing lunch from Beach Dawgs, and dessert from Gemini Cakes! Additionally, tour goers are encouraged to avoid the parking crush by visiting the gardens on the trolley that will be looping past the stops to drop off and pick up visitors.

All proceeds for this event benefit the Graves Memorial Public Library. Please call us with any questions. (207) 967-2778.

We are very grateful to our Premier Sponsor, Kennebunk Savings Bank!

Additional sponsors are:

Proscape Irrigation
Spang Builders
Chez Rosa
Farm + Table
Hazelwood Handyman
Huston & Co.
Terrapin Landscapes
Dock Square Emporium
Fleurant
JAK Designs
Rococo Ice CreamSchlegel Realty
Smith & Company Realty
Blackrock Farm
In Town Trolley

Thank you for your support!

 

We also thank our food vendors, Beach Dawgs and Gemini Cakes, for participating in the fun!

         

 

 

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

IN PERSON WINE TASTING WITH LANI DIETZ, BETSY ROSS and HOME INGREDIENTS

Join us on Thursday, May 19 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts.  For this session, we will be IN PERSON at the Graves Library!  A suggested donation for this program is $25 pp.  You are welcome to use our DONATE button on the Home Page of our website, send a check to P.O. Box 391, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, or pay at the door.  We appreciate your support!
For anyone new to this very popular monthly event, Lani and Betsy choose the pair prior to the event.  Each time, we “experience” wines from a specific country or new varietal.  Four different wines will be paired with four different cheeses from Maine.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to register by Monday, May 16.  Space is limited – we recommend that you call in advance to reserve or space.  And because our friends at Home Ingredients is sponsoring this event, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Graves Library.  Please stop in at the store to say hello when you are traveling through Dock Square!  Here is the link:  www.shophomeingredients.com
You Won’t Want to Miss it!

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

WINE ON-LINE WITH LANI DIETZ AND BETSY ROSS

Join us on Thursday, April 21 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
For anyone new to this very popular monthly event, Lani and Betsy choose the pair prior to the event.  Each time, we “experience” wines from a specific country or new varietal.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk or the Wine House on Main, Main Street, Kennebunk.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to register by Wednesday, April 20 so that we can send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH LANI DIETZ AND BETSY ROSS

Join us on Thursday, March 10 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
For anyone new to this very popular monthly event, Lani and Betsy choose the pair prior to the event.  Each time, we “experience” wines from a specific country or new varietal.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk or the Wine House on Main, Main Street, Kennebunk.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to register by Wednesday, March 9 so that we can send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH LANI DIETZ AND BETSY ROSS

Join us on Thursday, February 17 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
For anyone new to this very popular monthly event, Lani and Betsy choose the pair prior to the event.  Each time, we “experience” wines from a specific country or new varietal.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk or the Wine House on Main, Main Street, Kennebunk.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to register by Wednesday, February 16 so that we can send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, January 20 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
For anyone new to this very popular monthly event, Lani and Betsy choose the pair prior to the event.  Each time, we “experience” wines from a specific country or new varietal.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to register by Wednesday, January 19 so that we can send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

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