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June 4, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To Be Announced (see program description)

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Adult Summer Reading Book Walk through a Fabulous Ashland Garden!

Saturday, June 4, 2022

We are thrilled to bring you this Adult Summer Reading Book Walk through an Ashland Garden Club Member’s Garden! You'll get a preview of recommended books for our Adult Summer Reading Challenge (which starts on June 20th). As the summer reading theme is Beyond the Beaten Path, we hope you'll join us for this special combination of books and the great outdoors!

How it works:

Please register and we'll send you the address of our beautiful garden a couple of days before June 4th. Then, just show up between 10-12pm and enjoy the lush garden and think about books you'd like to read this summer. Families are welcome but this is mostly geared towards adults. 

There is rocky terrain in our featured garden so please be prepared for uneven pavers and climbing up and around garden vistas. This a rain or shine event so wear what works for the weather (esp the shoes!).

A bit about our Master Gardener:

I never grew up having a garden but I was surrounded by beautiful gardens, old parks and an amazing nature which, I believe, was always my inspiration to seek beauty around me. Being born in the city founded in 13th century and located on Baltic Sea, created many unforgettable images in my head: some mysterious even spooky, some so beautiful and intriguing that makes one wonder how can someone create this, some so full of color that takes your breath away. There were old churches quietly standing in the corners or along curved ancient side streets that no longer serve parishioners but turn into artists workspace. During summers the doors were wide open so one can peek inside but next to them can be a very dilapidated old building leaning to one side where people still live with red geraniums on the windows sills. The contrast images surprised my mind and taught me to “see”. Museum Of Nature was right next to my house with annual flower shows that I used to go, botanical garden was a place to spend time in a middle of nasty winters, picking amber by the sea after high ties was a routine activity, even jumping from one floating ice piece to another in early spring in roaring waters of Baltic Sea after a long winter was dangerous and, at the same time, beautiful-it’s allowed you to see a few hundred years old tall pine trees along the sandy beach under cold rays of timid spring sun.

This program is sponsored by the Ashland Garden Club and the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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