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This one-time only event of numerous intimate and charming gardens in Rockport’s downtown area provides you with access to a variety of gardens that vary in size and character. Gardens featured include raised bed vegetable gardens, gardens with water features, a meditation garden, a garden with a bee hive and an outdoor kitchen, cottage gardens bursting with color and gardens that demonstrate creative use of small and challenging spaces in locations near or overlooking the sea. The tour will take place both days from 10a.m. to 4p.m., rain or shine. We recommend you avoid the hassle of trying to find a parking space by leaving your car at the Blue Gate lot where you can park for free and ride the trolley into town. The trolley runs every 25 minutes and tickets are $1 each way (50 cents for seniors).Trolley runs 9-6 on Friday and 9-7 on Saturday.The Blue Gate Parking Lot is located as you arrive in Rockport on Route 127. The Parking Lot entrance is about 1/4 mile past the Rockport Visitor Information booth on the Right.
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The Rockport Garden Club, Rockport, Massachusetts
The Rockport Garden Club is a non-profit organization that offers three major seasonal events each year to fund its civic projects:
- Spring – Healthy, attractive, and very well priced plants of all types and sizes are available at the annual plant sale.
- Summer – The annual garden tour provides an opportunity to visit a wide variety of gardens in this lovely coastal community.
- Fall – During Rockport’s annual Harvest Fest, the Club sells paper-white bulbs for forcing indoors during the winter and daffodil bulbs for planting outside to add color to spring gardens.
All proceeds from these fundraisers are used to support the civic activities of the Rockport Garden Club. The Club designs, plants, and maintains 12 town gardens, most of which are planted during the spring, summer, and fall. The Garden Club also provides scholarships to Rockport students; initiated and supports the Invasive Plant Project, which is working to eradicate invasive plants in Rockport; prepares and serves meals at the Open Door; provides flowers and plants for the Den-Mar Nursing Home residents; provides support for the planting project at the Rockport Elementary School; decorates Main Street lamp poles with cornstalks and festive ribbons for Harvest Fest; and presents educational programs and workshops for the community. We hope to fund additional special projects to benefit our community in the future.