Tours & Gardens
Wednesday, August 12 | 7:30am - 1:00pm
Half-day Tour: Land of the Life Worth Living
The garden of Mr. Ed Pels: Ed is a retired baker, who came to Gloucester for the peace and quiet. He found new passions: collecting plants, bird watching, gardens with an Asian flair, ponds with colorful fish and bonsai. This small and very quaint garden was personally inspired and created by the delightful owner.
Goshen Plantation, owned by Adrianne Ryder-Cooke, is welcoming GCI to enjoy the historical garden restored by Rick Daggy, a retired horticulturist from Colonial Williamsburg, who will be available to answer questions about this lovely garden.
The home garden of Brent Heath: Brent collects many things; books, artifacts, shells, all types of wood and all types of plants. He has created a kaleidoscope with his plants all around the house and in other parts of the garden, which surround the field.
Lunch at ‘Brent and Becky’s: there will be some seating in the Chesapeake Lounge (air-conditioned) as well as seating in the Picnic Pavilion or on benches throughout the informal 8-acre ‘Chesapeake Bay-Friendly Teaching Garden’.