The Belfast Garden Club’s August second Open Garden Day, Aug. 2, features an oasis on a small plot at 3 Green St. in Belfast, not far from downtown.
The garden will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. A $5 donation helps the Belfast Garden Club fund public gardens and contribute towards a Unity College scholarship.
Patricia Lojek’s in-town property, with glimpses of the harbor, contains ever-changing perennial and shrub beds that surround the 19th-Century house.
It also features a pergola-covered patio with a fire-pit, a small water garden with bubbling fountains, a meandering garden path, a hidden vegetable garden, and even a chicken run. Patricia believes her spontaneous approach to gardening is a key to her success, and she doesn’t hesitate to move plants and shrubs around several times until the combinations are just right and the plants are happy. Parking is on Bridge St. only.
See a series of Open Gardens at their best every Friday through August 23. Tickets are available on site or in advance at Aubuchon Hardware, Left Bank Books, or The Good Table in Belfast. The Belfast Garden Club has promoted public gardens and stimulated the knowledge and love of gardening for 90 years. To suggest a garden or farm in Waldo County to include in next year’s Open Garden Days, email Susan Conard (firstname.lastname@example.org).Be