May 20, 2015

Upcomong Event: Kirkwood Gardens Day

Kirkwood Gardens Day has become known as the garden sale with the best prices and best plants in the area. This annual event at Kirkwood Gardens at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Both the upper and lower lawns at Kirkwood Gardens in Holderness will host this annual garden sale that offers hardy New England grown perennials and herbs; expert gardening opinions and advice; craft vendors; home baked goods; hot and cold beverages; and much more.

All proceeds from Kirkwood Gardens Day benefit the gardens which were established in 1995 in honor of “Sunny” Grace Kirkwood, who served on the Science Center’s Board of Trustees for six years. Sunny designed a one-acre garden on the grounds of the historic Holderness Inn to include both shade and sun beds planted with a wide variety of trees, shrubs, ferns, and flowers adapted to the northern New England climate. Today, Kirkwood Gardens is a beautiful, peaceful, location to enjoy the many plants that are attractive to birds, bees, and butterflies.
Kirkwood Gardens are free and open to the public daily. They are supported by a strong group of volunteers who keep the gardens looking their best all season long. Help support Kirkwood Gardens and be inspired, rain or shine, on Kirkwood Gardens Day. This event is generously sponsored by Belknap Landscape Company in Gilford.

For more information, visit or call the Science Center at 968-7194.

About Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, an informal public garden, and lake cruises, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about the importance of our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, an easy drive from exit 24 off I-93, and is open daily from May 1 through November 1. The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the only AZA-accredited institution in all of northern New England. For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit


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