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.
THEN WE DECIDED TO GO VIRTUAL
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.
Cross' Mills Public Library | 4417 Old Post Road | Charlestown, RI 02813-0909 | (401) 364-6211