It is with sadness, but deference to the common safety and respect for Pandemic guidelines that the Rockport Garden Club has cancelled these signature events.
Enjoy our Virtual Rockport in Bloom Garden Tour 2020
What it would have been:
Saturday, May 16~ 9 AM-12 PM
Dept. of Public Works Parking lot
(behind the Chamber of Commerce Hut-next to the Rockport Police Station, 168 Main St.)
Buy healthy plants grown by RGC members at affordable prices: perennials, annuals, herbs, veggies, shrubs, hanging baskets, container gardens and trees.
The Plant Sale featured distinctive raffle items including a granite birdbath, donated by Kyle Dutton of Rockport Cut Granite, Artwork by local artists, a golf putter from Bass Rocks Golf Club and by Rockport Golf Club, a handmade basket and a Motif #1 Birdhouse by local craftsman, Tim O’Connor.
Proceeds help fund planting and maintenance of Rockport's 13 town gardens, various projects and several scholarships.
Check our the beautiful highlights of the event:
Regrettably Covid-19 has preempted our Rockport in Bloom Tour 2020. We are optimistic for a 2021 re-do.
Thank you for your support in years past and years to come!
What it would have beeen:
The 2020 tour discovers the hidden gardens in downtown Rockport. It's designed as a walking tour assisted by a detailed map and the option of riding the town trolley. More than a dozen private gardens will showcase the diverse geography of Rockport, which includes: ocean vistas, manicured boutique gardens, as well as sculptures and artwork.
The 2020 lunch venue will be at the Gazebo area at Back Beach. You can purchase a delicious meal and enjoy it with gorgeous views of the water.
The Rockport In Bloom Garden Tour has been a tradition, since 1995. It came about when club members were invited to visit a selection of other club members' gardens. The tour was very popular and, in 2008, the decision was made to make it available to the public. Since then it has evolved into a showcase of specific gardens graciously presented by residents of Rockport.
The recent July 2019 Rockport In Bloom Garden Tour was the most attended in its history. Garden Tour proceeds go to many philanthropic, local endeavors; such as Rockport High School scholarships, Open Door community service, and beautification projects.
The local Mill Pond Meadow with its evocative "Millie the Whale" granite sculpture is an example of contributions. The surrounding flower beds are designed, planted, and tended by our Garden Club members. It is a labor of love, which enhances everyone's enjoyment of Rockport's seaside landscape.
Enjoy the complete video of the Garden Tour 2019:
June 29 and June 30 2019
This event is a collaboration between the Rockport Arts Association and the Rockport Garden Club. Community members are invited to create original fresh flower arrangements evocative of a work of art of their choice.
All creations are exhibited, at the Rockport Art Association galleries, with respective art pieces.
Event is free and open to the general public.
The Rockport Garden Club has an attractive Autumnal stand at this town-organized event.
Presented by the Rockport Exchange, New England food producers gather on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh lobster, chowder, pastries, grass-fed beef, wood-fired pizza, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more.
Harvestfest features plenty of live bluegrass, jazz, folk, indie rock, cooking demos, a farm expo, and plenty of activities for families.
Purchase various species of bulbs at our stand and talk about your garden with our horticultural team.
Come and say Hi!