LONDONDERRY — Tiffany Gardens will once again be part of The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program July 9 and 10.
Tucked away in the Kings neighborhood, Tiffany Gardens boasts more than 20 garden beds, connected by grassy paths that wind throughout the property, revealing one spectacular view after another.
Each garden features a large stone topped with whimsical garden art collected over the years. Water features include a fish pond, waterfall, fountain and reflection pool. More than 300 varieties of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs are labeled, making this garden adventure as educational as it is delightful.
After working a full day at Presstek in Hudson, Kathy McMahon spends most of her remaining waking hours in her gardens, putting in "at least 30 hours at week," she said.
"Although this year, we are splitting our gardening time with Benson's Wild Animal Farm (in Hudson,)" McMahon said. "They have a program where you can adopt a spot and cultivate it."
Jim McMahon works from home and also runs Tiffany Gardens Bed and Breakfast, which is booked most weekends over the summer months with garden-lovers.
The 2011 Open Days season began on March 26 and extends to early November. It includes gardens from southern Maine to southern California, from the tip of Long Island, New York, to Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Tiffany Gardens is one of four gardens chosen in the Merrimack Valley area.
Proceeds support the national preservation work of the conservancy, which promotes public appreciation of some of the country's better known gardens such as The Fells in Newbury.
Tiffany Gardens is located at 15 King John Drive. It will be open for the Conservancy program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 9 and 10., Admission is $5. For more information, visit opendaysprogram.org or tiffanygardens.com.
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