Friends of Library garden tour today, 11 AM - 3 PM.
Fans of gardens and gardening will be delighted by today's garden tour hosted by the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library. The tour includes nine private gardens in the city and runs from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM today, rain or shine.
"These homeowners hve a passion for gardens and plants," says Library Director Joe da Rold, "and many feature unusual plants and garden ideas that can be adapted to other gardens."
Among the nine gardens are examples in the Sleepy Hollow, Vam Wyck Brooks, Broadway and Crescent Avenue neighborhoods. Many are in historic districts.
Additional treats include the Shakespeare Garden at Cedar Brook Park, which is approaching its peak, and a visit to the historic Drake House Museum, which is open from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
Tickets for the tour are $30/person and can be bought today at the starting point, da Rold's home at 1404 Martine Avenue. Proceeds of the garden tour help to fund special programming at the Library.
The Shakespeare Garden, off Randolph Road in Cedar Brook Park is free. (You can also catch a cricket match on the adjoining pitch.)
The Drake House Museum at 602 West Front Street (at the foot of Plainfield Avenue) is open from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times by appointment.
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