Cumberland museum plant sale on May 24

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Supports volunteer garden committee at historic Grove Cottage

The Cumberland County Museum's volunteer garden committee is holding its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 24.

Raymond Manthorne, Elaine Bourque, Mary Adshade and Sylvia Fairbanks of the Cumberland County Museum’s volunteer garden committee look over plans for the annual plant sale on Saturday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.

AMHERST – To some the grounds of the Cumberland County Museum are a place of serenity and reflection while to many more it’s the perfect location for those festival photos.

To support the gardens, the nine-member volunteer garden committee holds its perennial plant sale every year with the 2014 edition taking place on Saturday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.

“The serene beauty of the museum’s gardens are the backdrop for student proms and graduations as well as for wedding parties who come for their bridal photos – some even holding nuptials on the grounds,” committee member Elaine Bourque said. “We also see family and pet photos on the grounds as well.”

The grounds are also popular with walkers, who will stop to admire the grounds or relax on one the benches while making their way up or down Church Street.

The committee, which is always seeking new members, has been busy cleaning the grounds and fixing up flowerbeds in preparation for the plant sale.

Bourque said there are many generous gardeners who share their perennials every year. The committee is very appreciative of those who support the sale every year.

“We always have an excellent variety of perennials with gardeners on hand to discuss the best choice for a customer’s location,” Bourque said.

People can make financial donations or provide perennials, shrubs, trees and so on to the museum. Tax receipts will be issued for financial contributions.

The sale itself will include perennials, shrubs, annuals, herbs, soil mix and so on.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Twitter: @ADNdarrell

Organizations: Cumberland County Museum

Geographic location: Church Street

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