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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tour of private Plainfield gardens Sunday benefits Library

Spring flowers are at their peak.

A tour of Plainfield gardens on Sunday (June 12) will benefit the Plainfield Public Library.

Titled "Private Gardens: The Glory of Plainfield", the tour will cover gardens in the Queen City's historic neighborhoods, many of which have been newly landscaped in anticipation of the tour.

You will discover unusual plants and garden ideas that can be adapted to your own landscape.

The tour is sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Library's programming. Proceeds of the tour will benefit programs of the Library not covered by City funding.

The tour runs from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (plan on starting no later than 2:00 PM!). Tickets are $30/person, available for purchase at the Library, 8th Street at Park Avenue or online through Paypal on the library's website here.

Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at 1410 Evergreen Avenue, the tour's starting point. Advance purchasers should bring their ticket/receipt to this location to start the tour. Tour brochures give out here will guide you to the other locations.

While you are enjoying the tour, you may want to stop by the Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Brook Park. Though rain caused their showcase last weekend to be cancelled, the flowers are still in their prime and a very enjoyable sight.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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