WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Westminster Cares will hold its fifteenth annual Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, in Westminster, Vermont. This year’s event will feature the gardens of internationally known garden designers Gordon and Mary Hayward and Julie Moir Messervy; the gardens of Vanessa and David Stern will also be on the tour. Special activities are planned throughout the weekend to celebrate our 15th Garden Tour.
The tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10. Admission for one or both days is $15; two for $25. Discounted tickets can be purchased online through our website as of June 1st. Group discounts for 6 or more are also available. The event is held rain or shine.
Day of event tickets, lunch and refreshments will be available at the Westminster Institute on Route 5 or at the Hayward Garden. Morning Star Perennials will hold a plant sale at the Hayward Garden during the event.
Westminster artist, David Stern, has donated an original watercolor of Twin Falls in North Westminster to Westminster Cares. We will be accepting silent auction bids with final bids accepted during the Garden Tour. See our website for more info.
In conjunction with the Garden Tour there will be a Raffle. Tickets can be purchased for a chance to win ten fabulous prizes including a garden trellis, a wooden outdoor bench, and a one-night stay at the Grafton Inn with breakfast and a dinner at the Phelps Barn.
Special 15th Anniversary Events:
Saturday 7/9 and Sunday 7/10 @ 2:30 p.m.
• Private End-of-Day Tour of their gardens with Gordon & Mary Hayward, (separate ticket needed).
• Julie Moir Messervy, JMMDS, will give a talk on “Your Garden Style: Making a Landscape That Fits You and Your Property”. (Sat. 1 p.m. and Sun. 11:30 a.m.)
• Cyndy Fine, Genius Loci, will lead a walking tour and talk through her garden on “Creating Biodiversity and Beauty in Your Gardens”. (Sat. 11:30 a.m. and Sun.1 p.m.)
Sunday 7/10 only
• Tour the oldest organic farm in Vermont, High Meadows Farm, with Howard & Lisa Prussack.
Visit a Greenhouse and hike to Berry Fields. (Sun. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
Proceeds from the tour support the services and programs of Westminster Cares, a volunteer organization whose mission is to create opportunities for seniors and disabled adults to live with independence and dignity in the community.
TICKET BOOTHS are located at the following two locations during the tour: 508 McKinnon Rd., Westminster West, Vermont (Hayward Gardens) and 3534 Route 5, Westminster, VT (Westminster Institute & the Butterfield Library)