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New England Traveler

25th Annual Open House

Prizes, refreshments. Free soil pH testing at 1pm on Sunday. Wander through 2-1/2 acres of colorful display gardens & stock beds. Enjoy our formal Rose Garden. Extensive daylily collection in peak bloom. Over 900 varieties of perennials, roses, vines, choice shrubs, grasses & berry bushes available. See www.uncanoonucmt.com for more

New England Today

Anatomy of a Mouthful

Peter Martin built 3-foot-high raised wooden beds for vegetables, to minimize bending. The bonus is that they warm up early in spring, jump-starting early crops. Bush beans flop over the sides of the raised beds for easy picking and are free of ground slugs.
Raised beds are for vegetables only;

New England Traveler

Bridge of Flowers

The gracefully arched stone Bridge of Flowers was built to carry trolleys in 1908. Now it’s planted with hundreds of varieties of flowers and even some trees. It’s a splendid walkway that also features a war memorial.The Bridge of Flowers is “made new” each year by the local women’s club.

Charlotte Rhoades Park & Butterfly Garden

Bring a picnic and enjoy dreamy coastal views while watching butterflies dance amid blooming perennials, annuals, and shrubs at this small seaside garden. A kiosk is stocked with butterfly observation sheets. Best time to visit: during the annual July butterfly release. BEST POCKET GARDEN.

Fuller Gardens

If variety is the spice of life, it also makes for an eye-catching botanical garden at this turn-of-the-last-century summer estate in a neighborhood of mansions just off scenic Route 1A, which hugs the Atlantic. Former Massachusetts governor Alvan T. Fuller liked his formal English perennials and masses of roses, but

Martin Hill Inn

A 19th-century antiques-draped B&B with hidden gardens tucked in the back, this warm retreat will test your knowledge of perennials and provide inspiration for your own backyard. The mixed neighborhood of historic residences and convenience stores is a short walk from town—and the inn’s creative breakfast, from banana-nut waffles to

Walker Farm

A one-stop shop for humdrum-busting annuals. Open early April to Thanksgiving.–Yankee Magazine, March/April 2012The writer and horticulturist Jamaica Kincaid has shopped for unusual annuals and perennials here; so do landscape designers and authors Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrod. The 60-acre farm, owned by the same family since 1770, has 16

White Flower Farm

Come for daffodil and tulip bulbs, easy-care perennials, heirloom seeds, and implements extraordinaire. This glorious garden center has been making life bloom beautifully for more than half a century. BEST GARDEN CENTER.

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