Monday, May 12, 2014

Fun Facts about the Secret Gardens of Cambridge

The weather is warming up and the sun is out!

The mulch is being delivered, the green leaves are filling in, and the gardens along the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library garden tour are being pampered and prettied up for their June 1 debut!

Don’t forget to get your tickets early. And for fun, here’s a few tidbits about the Secret Gardens of Cambridge:

Friends of the Cambridge Public Library member 
Sherry Leffert photographed this dewy daisy on 
Wendell St.
The Secret Gardens of Cambridge event takes place rain or shine. Who doesn’t love to have a peek at a swath of brightly blooming flowers covered in raindrops?

The self-guided garden tour of Cambridge began in 2000, when the late Frances Tenenbaum joined the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library. Francis was an award-winning garden writer and because of her, the Friends’ signature fundraising event began!

In 2012, the garden tour highlighted “Open Secrets” along the route as well. Open Secrets are those beautiful, but not-so-secret gardens and green spaces you can enjoy from the street view all around Cambridge.

One of our Friends Board members brought along some of her friends for a walking garden party in past years and shared impressions from the group’s garden note-taking.

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