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Nantucket Garden Festival 2017

Events on Nantucket

Nantucket Garden Festival 2017 Events

July 18-20, 2017

Most events are sold out. For the waitlist, please call 508-228-0427.

JULY 18

garden festivals in Nantucket

Gardening for Pollinators | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
62 South Shore Road, Nantucket, MA
Hosted by Tamara Grenier

Learn about planting and maintaining your own successful pollinator garden at a tucked away Nantucket home. This home portays a sustainable and edible landscape that is organic, conserves water and provides an inviting habitat for pollinators and birds.

garden workshops

Fairy Gardens & Floral Crowns with Alana Cullen & Michelle Housel | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nantucket Lighthouse School
1 Rugged Road

A workshop that welcomes children ages 4 and up to explore the amazing world of gardening with fairies in mind.

tips on floral arrangements

Floral Design Workshop with Megan Soverino | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nantucket Lighthouse School
1 Rugged Road, Nantucket, MA

The two-hour, hands-on course invites participants to learn the fundamentals of floral design and receive tips on how to prolong the life of arrangements. For the past ten years, Megan has been developing her knowledge for gardens and floral design while learning from some of Nantucket's top master gardeners.

summer walking garden tours

'Sconset Walking Garden Tour with Katie Hemingway | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Square next to 'Sconset Market
4 Main Street, Siasconset, MA

Grass Roots Gardens' Katie Hemingway hosts a mid-afternoon tour of 'Sconset's diverse gardens and how they thrive in spite of constant coastal exposure. Nantucket Garden Festival parter Surfing Hydrangea Nursery generously sponsored this event.

JULY 19

painting workshops in Nantucket

Painting Workshop en Plein Air with Illya Kagan | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hosted by Beverly Hall and David Billings
44 Tennessee Avenue, Nantucket, MA

Join one of Nantucket's iconic artists, Illya Kagan, for a morning of painting en plein air. Bring your easel and supplies to paint within a beautiful private garden.

historic walking garden tours in Nantucket

Historic District Walking Garden Tour with Julie Wood | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fair Street Park
1 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA

Julie Wood of Hither Creek Gardener leads participants on a tour of in-town inspiring gardens known for their unusual plant materials and clever combinations. Surfing Hydrangea Nursery generously sponsored this event.

Fairy Gardens & Floral Crowns with Alana Cullen & Michelle Housel | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nantucket Lighthouse School
1 Rugged Road, Nantucket, MA
See July 18 event.

landscape consultant and renowned author Rick Darke

The Living Landscape with Rick Darke | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hosted in a Private Garden
Siasconset, MA

Acclaimed landscaping consultant and renowned author Rick Darke hosts an intimate workshop on the Living Landscape, and view a one-of-a-kind landscape design on Nantucket.

printmaking workshop on Nantucket

Botanical Printmaking Workshop with Bee Shay | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Nantucket Lighthouse School
1 Rugged Road, Nantucket, MA

Create beautiful prints with water based inks and Asian papers with local artist Bee Shay. Participants will leave with their creations in a portfolio made just for this class, along with a booklet of techniques covered in the workshop.

historic gardens events

A Garden Soirée | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Middle Brick
95 Main Street, Nantucket, MA

Celebrate the Nantucket Garden Festival in Middle Brick's historic gardens with DJ Ahen of Audio Architects and garden-inspired cocktails. Shop a collection of local art and jewelry and vintage finds in the boho-chic artisans marketplace. The pop up art show features Julija Mostykanova Feeney, Illya Kagan, Chrsitine Sanford, David Lazarus and Neeltje Westerlund, among others. Creative cuisine by The Green and a raw bar by Yoho.

JULY 20

garden design and care

Washing Pond Walking Garden Tour with Amy Pallenberg | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tupancy Links
165 Cliff Road, Nantucket, MA

Garden Designer Amy Pallenberg of Amy Pallenberg Garden Design & Care hosts a morning tour of private gardens along Washing Pond Road.

summer events in Nantucket

Little Diggers with Alana Cullen | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nantucket Lighthouse School
1 Rugged Road, Nantucket, MA

A workshop for children ages 4 and up will teach what makes a garden grow and allow participants to create their own mini edible gardens to take home.

Nantucket Events Summer 2017

Mommy & Me Fairy Garden Tea Party | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nantucket Lighthouse School
1 Rugged Road, Nantucket, MA

An enchanting fairy garden tea party begins with children crafting whimsical floral crowns with Kaity Farrell of Fare Isle followed by a tea party and butterfly scavenger hunt.

For more information on the Nantucket Garden Festival, visit ackgardenfestival.org.

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