Consider giving a Donation to the Garden Tour as a gift of beauty and hope in this darkest time of year. Recipients will be notified that a donation has been made in their honor to the Cross’ Mills Public Library Garden Tour, along with a link to view the Tour. Click on Donate Now below.
Garden Tour Metamorphosis
In March, all of us at the CMPL were sad that 2020 would be the year without our semiannual Garden Tour Fundraiser.
Then we decided to go virtual.
As to the gardens, there were some of the usual suspects, gardeners who have graciously opened their gardens to our tours in the past, as well as a few newly discovered gems. But the nature of the Tour changed dramatically. After a bit of understandable, initial hesitation, this talented, personable and diverse group of people jumped in feet first to narrate their stories while meandering through their gardens. And what intriguing stories they have to tell! I never would have thought that the story of building, developing and maintaining a garden could be so mesmerizing!
This Virtual Tour has given the Gardeners the opportunity to tell our wonderful Videographer, Bob Petrone, their stories and we can all listen in with the gardens as the backdrop. We are so thankful to every one of them for taking the time to be filmed and for giving the earth such an amazing backdrop. If it is correct that “A Garden Locates you in Eternity” (Derek Jarman), then our gardeners will live forever…
Thank you for joining us and for supporting our Library, along with our Tour Sponsors:
A Shore Thing Dandurand Real Estate
Charlestown Famous Pizza
Catherine Graziano, ESQ
Charlestown Package Store
Ocean House Marina
Compass Hardware Hungry Haven Randall Realtors
John Ward Physical Therapy
Keeley DeAngelo, LLP
Mills Creek Natural Market
Jane W. Glander, President
CMPL Board of Directors
Gardeners Include: Faith & Roe Labossiere • Grace Farrell • Kettle Pond Native Plant Garden (URI Master Gardener Program) • Marilyn & Steve Aronow • Peter Dandurand & Doug Borden • Rob Guglielmo Schoolhouse Garden (URI Master Gardener Program) • Shirley Griffin • Sue Desillier & Tracey Stilwell • Susan Marcus • Suzanne McDonald