URI Master Gardeners open their gardens to visitors for Rhode Island’s only statewide garden tour, June 20-21

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KINGSTON, R.I. – May19, 2015 – Thirty-four private and public gardens, designed and maintained by University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will be open to the public June 20 and 21 for the seventh Gardening with the Masters.


The gardens will be open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both days, rain or shine, for Rhode Island’s only statewide garden tour.


Guidebooks, which serve as admission and include garden descriptions and directions, cost $20 and must be purchased in advance. They are available at numerous garden centers around Rhode Island or from the URI Outreach Center on the Kingston campus. The guidebooks can also be obtained by calling 401-874-2900.


Each garden will showcase a particular type of gardening based on the Master Gardener’s interests. All Master Gardeners will greet tour participants in their gardens, ready to share horticultural information and answer questions.


Participants will find helpful gardening tips and resource links in the guidebook.


The garden tour is sponsored by the URI Master Gardener Association, a 1,000-member, all-volunteer service organization of certified URI Master Gardeners whose mission focuses on education, outreach and sustainability. Proceeds will benefit the educational programs of the URI Master Gardener Association.


The garden centers that have the guidebook on sale are:


WASHINGTON COUNTY


The Farmer’s Daughter

716 Mooresfield Road

Wakefield, RI

401-792-1340


Highland Farm

4235 Tower Hill Rd

Wakefield, RI

401-792-8188


Broadview Garden Center & Florist

5 Langworthy Road

Westerly, RI

401-322-0390


JAMESTOWN


The Secret Garden

12 Southwest Avenue

Jamestown, RI

401-423-0050


KENT COUNTY


Hattoy’s Nursery & Garden Center

315 Blackrock Road

Coventry, RI

401-821-5549


Wildwood Nursery and Garden Center

659 Frenchtown Road

East Greenwich, RI

401-885-4112


Yard Works

1309 Warwick Ave.

Warwick, RI

401-463-9133


PROVIDENCE COUNTY/NEARBY MA


Roots & Shoots Garden Center

2677 Broncos Highway

Harrisville, RI


Briggs Garden & Home

295 Kelley Boulevard

North Attleboro, MA

508-699-7421


BRISTOL COUNTY


Cranesbill Nursery

30 New Meadow Road

Swansea, MA

508-379-0125


NEWPORT COUNTY


Chaves Gardens Inc.

935 East Main Road

Middletown, RI

401-846-0623