Our copious April (and May) showers have done the trick–Mystic Seaport is positively bursting into bloom!
Museum garden volunteers have been hard at work alongside garden staff Kara Franco and Steve Sisk, as well as our facilities team, and their hard work shows in all the beautifully cared for beds, and the lush, glorious planters now making an appearance around the grounds, now that the risk of frost is past in our coastal climate (three cheers!).
We know—if you’re a gardener, the only place you want to be right now is in the dirt. But if your aching body needs a brief respite, why not spend a few extra moments at your computer, touring through the (always growing) garden section on our site. We’ve got weekly garden tips from Supervisor of Grounds Kara Franco, an online plant list for each of our many gorgeous gardens, a collection of articles on gardening by the sea and some “Garden Delights,” a closer look at some of our noteworthy growers in each season.
If you enjoy learning in the company of like-minded gardeners, you won’t want to miss our continuing Spring Garden Symposium. This month we’re hosting Master Gardener and author Susan Munger. She’ll discuss the ease of creating sustainable gardens and landscapes with the use of rain gardens.
And finally, if you want to join our dedicated crew of garden volunteers, we would love to have you!
Just click here to sign up . (Make sure to check off the gardens/landscaping box.)