Garden Tour Metamorphosis

In March, all of us at the CMPL were sad that 2020 would be the year without our semiannual Garden Tour Fundraiser.


As to the gardens, there were some of the usual suspects, gardeners who have graciously opened their gardens to our tours in the past, as well as a few newly discovered gems. But the nature of the Tour changed dramatically. After a bit of understandable, initial hesitation, this talented, personable and diverse group of people jumped in feet first to narrate their stories while meandering through their gardens. And what intriguing stories they have to tell! I never would have thought that the story of building, developing and maintaining a garden could be so mesmerizing! This Virtual Tour has given the Gardeners the opportunity to tell our wonderful Videographer, Bob Petrone, their stories and we can all listen in with the gardens as the backdrop. We are so thankful to every one of them for taking the time to be filmed and for giving the earth such an amazing backdrop. If it is correct that “A Garden Locates you in Eternity” (Derek Jarman), then our gardeners will live forever...

Thank you for joining us and for supporting our Library, along with our Tour Sponsors:

A Shore Thing Dandurand Real Estate Kelsey Exeriors
Charlestown Famous Pizza Catherine Graziano, ESQ Mills Creek Natural Market
Charlestown Package Store Dana Designs Ocean House Marina
Compass Hardware Hungry Haven Randall Realtors
Custom Fundraising John Ward Physical Therapy Wallander Realty
Solutions/CFS Providence Keeley DeAngelo, LLP Waterfront Properties

Jane W. Glander, President
CMPL Board of Directors

The Biannual CMPL Garden Tour is a major fundraiser for the library, with tickets usually selling for $15-20, so please check out our video tour and then click on the Donate button to help us meet our 2020 fundraising goal.

Click on the links below to tour a garden, or view the video without leaving this page.


Faith & Roe Labossiere

Grace Farrell

Kettle Pond Native Plant Garden (URI Master Gardener Program)

Marilyn & Steve Aronow

Peter Dandurand & Doug Borden

Rob Guglielmo

Schoolhouse Garden (URI Master Gardener Program)

Shirley Griffin

Sue Desillier & Tracey Stilwell

Susan Marcus

Suzanne McDonald

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