Garden Mania with Country Garden Club Starts Thursday May 11


The American robins, ovenbirds (who named this poor bird?) and thrushes are back in town and so is Garden Mania, the Country Garden Club’s annual flower fest fundraiser at the Golden Ball Tavern. True sTORY. All flowers will be in the colors of the British flag in keeping with the Tory hisTORY of the place (fine, it’s getting tiresome but hard to stop, also that is not true).

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 11-13), come shop the Country Garden Club’s Garden Mania on the front lawn of the Golden Ball Tavern Museum (662 Boston Post Road). There will be an amazing selection of annuals and perennials, beautiful hanging baskets, and Mother’s Day gifts, and also people there who can tell you what is what, and where certain things do best. Every single year the Owl thinks to herself: I have enough perennials and stuff (where stuff can mean all kinds of Latin-named things) and then every single year she finds herself carrying more stuff to the trunk of her car.

New this year is a Build-Your-Planter opportunity–you can build your planter or container on-site in a grow bag, then easily transport it home to be plopped in your planter. You can also bring your containers to the Gibbet (GBT) and CGC members will arrange them complimenTORY (fine, that’s spelled wrong, but no one cares).

Ummm…wow!! That planter is bigger than my house. How does that get home? Hmmm. Also I feel like the GBT needs a power wash. No offense, Tories.


Proceeds of Garden Mania benefit the Country Garden Club’s civic projects – Brook School, COA Paine Garden, High School Courtyard, AIC, Golden Ball Tavern Holiday Decorating and World Domination (just checking if you are still reading). Did I know that the Council on Aging had named their garden the Paine Garden? Did I get my garden dedication invitation? Were any rhododendrons planted? By the way, did everyone notice the awesome daffodils around the high school this year? That was a Country Garden project. They are totally garden maniacs.

So, Garden Mania is three days only and I will tell you that you should not wait for Saturday–the plants will be mostly gone.

Thursday, May 11 9 am to 4 pm

Friday, May 12 9 am to 4 pm

Saturday, May 13 9 am to 12 pm

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