The Milton Garden Tour held on September 18th was a great success and the Milton Garden Club would like to express its thanks to everyone involved. It’s one of the club’s major fundraisers to help make Milton beautiful with flowers.
First of all, there would be no visit without the gardens, so a big thank you to Buffy and Mike Zajic, Carol and Gary Smith, Debbie and Joe Seamone, Anita and Frank Cafone, Kathryn Greig, Michael Hunter and David Owen , and Melissa and Scottie Edler. All the gardens were fantastic and many visitors were amazed to see such beauty after a very hot and dry August.
Thanks to the businesses that sold the tickets before the tour: Salon Milton, Hillside Florist, Peppers Greenhouses and Lewes Printing. Musicians, artists and other vendors added to the beauty of the gardens, and we thank them for being there.
Our eight tour sponsors have helped us financially, and we really want to pay tribute to them: Irish Eyes, Salon Milton, Lavender Fields, 302 Bicycles, Frantic Frets, Al Frantic Band, The Mercantile at Milton and the Women’s Club of Milton. .
Thanks also to Explorer Magazine, Beach Paper, Cape Gazette, East Coast Garden Center, Town of Milton, Broadkill Farmers Market; all of the companies that allowed us to post our flyers and hand out booking cards were invaluable in publicizing the tour. And, of course, we have to thank everyone who bought tickets and attended the tour.
The members of the club, from President Mary Ellen King to a few new members who hadn’t even attended a meeting because they had just joined, all deserve a huge pat on the back for helping with the tour. Club members chaired committees, advertised the tour, made phone calls, cooked for the cooktop, potted plants for the plant sale, and acted as guides and salespeople for our sales. Seventy of the 79 members helped out in some way. As a member and volunteer for 20 years, I am very proud of this active participation. I would personally like to thank my co-chair, Lynn Bates, for all her help.
After a few weeks off to recharge, garden club members will remove summer flowers from planters and gardens in downtown Milton and plant fall flowers. Our next project will be Hollyfest on December 10, when club members will be selling fresh wreaths, greenery bundles, table settings and centerpieces, and porch pots. Last year the club sold out before 11 am, so it is advisable to place an order in advance.
For contact information, visit themiltongardenclub.org.