2017 Gardeners’ Day Out
August 25 @ 12:00 pm - August 26 @ 4:00 pm
“The Welsh Hills of Licking County”
Saturday, August 25-26, 2017
With an Optional Special Pre-Evening Experience
Actually the events of our annual Day Out will begin on Friday. Those choosing to come during the afternoon can enjoy beautiful downtown Granville (all two blocks of it) until 5 pm when we will gather at the Robbins Hunter Museum. There will be a guided tour of the Jill Griesse Historic Garden, led by its designer, Laura L.S. Burchfield. Laura co-authored a book with Denise Wiles Adams entitled American Home Landscapes. Autographed copies of the book will be available. Her goal was to develop a landscape design that reflects different time periods in American landscape history, as well as to include elements required for a sanctioned American Daffodil Society (ADS) display garden in honor of Jill. We’ll then enjoy a picnic on the lawn, following by dessert in the museum with the option of going on a guided tour.
Our Saturday will begin at 9 am at the National Heisey Glass Museum, where a continental breakfast will be served. The Director, Jack Burris, will be on hand to give us a brief history and tour of the museum.
The second stop will be the Newark Earthworks, which is really located in Heath. You will learn the significance of the largest set of geometric enclosures in the world and why some consider it the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, worthy of becoming an International Historic Site. Indeed, it is on the threshold of receiving this honor.
Lunch will be at the Moundbuilders Country Club. After lunch we’ll end the day at the Licking County Master Gardeners Display and Experimental Garden. Master Gardeners Volunteers, some of them members of the Newark Garden Club, will show off their amazing garden.
Mark your calendar, and for complete details and the application form, please watch for the article in the next issue of The Garden Path.
Gardeners’ Day Out events were established to further education, to explore places we probably would never go on our own, and to meet and enjoy the company of fellow OAGC members. I hope to enjoy your company on August 25-26!!