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Celia Thaxter's Garden
Off the coast of Massachusetts is an island garden that's worth a day trip. A century ago Appledore Island was the summer home of author Celia Thaxter (who wrote An Island Garden), and her garden has been recreated by the Shoals Marine Laboratory of Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire, Durham. Boat tours to Appledore to visit the garden are conducted every Wednesday throughout the summer, and they fill up fast. Reservations are required. For more info, visit: http://www.sml.cornell.edu/garden/pg-home.htm.
Summer Garden Visits
If you like to visit gardens when you visit relatives, here are two resources to guide you. The online Guide to Perennial Gardens, by the Perennial Plant Association, has listings of gardens open to the public in many states and Canada (some require an appointment).
The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program publishes regional directories of private gardens open to the public on certain days, and their Open Days Web site has an online calendar of these visiting days that's searchable by state.