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Public Gardens Close to Home at Rye Congregational Church

Rye Congregational Church
580 Washington Rd.
Rye, NH 03870
United States603-964-4061

Rye Driftwood Garden Club presents trained horticulturist Gail Anderson who will offer an armchair tour through some of the most beautiful public gardens in New England, such as the House of the Seven Gables garden, Sedgwick Gardens at Long Hill, and the Crane Estate. The program starts at 10 am, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye NH.

A native of the Massachusetts North Shore, Anderson has been researching and photographing these gardens for nearly 10 years. Her rich presentation includes many antique and modern photos of the gardens and provides a history of how the gardens originated. The audience will ‘meet” the ladies and gentlemen who created these gardens including the editor of The Atlantic Monthly magazine, a nephew of Isabella Stuart Gardener, and an heiress who gave away her entire fortune to historical and charitable endeavors. Old photos are mixed with colorful modern images of perennial borders, rose gardens, woodland paths, tropical annuals, water features, statuary and more.

The public is invited to attend this presentation. Non-club members are welcome for a suggested donation of $5. Before Anderson’s presentation, the Club has an enjoyable coffee half hour at 9:30 which is a great opportunity to get to know the RDGC members. For more information, visit the RDGC website at: www.ryenhgardenclub.org.

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