• 71st Annual House & Garden Tour of Camden Garden Club, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. Six properties, from historical Stonyhurst with panoramic views to Elmwood Farm, built in the late 1700s. $35 tix at $40 on tour day at Camden Hills State Park and Maine Sport. “Native Plants for New England Gardens,” 10 a.m. to noon, Damariscotta River Association’s Darrows Barn on Round Top Lane, Damariscotta. Talk by authors Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, who maintain the native gardens at Garden of the Woods in Massachusetts. Sharon Turner of Washington, Maine, will have native plants on sale. The talk is free, but registration is requested: FMI: 563-1393.


  • Bond Garden Featured in Belfast Open Garden Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. An 1849 home at 15 Congress St. in Belfast is complemented by perennial, vegetable and herb gardens and a grape arbor. $5.
  • Waldoboro Community Garden Club’s Annual Picnic, 4:30 p.m., Crane residence, 320 Friendship St. Guests and new members are always welcomed by the club. FMI: 832-7699.


  • Talk on Backyard Honeybee Queen Rearing, 10 a.m., Spicer Bees, 373 Hunts Meadow Rd., Whitefield. Dave Spicer leads this entry in Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers’ series of monthly outdoor meetings. Bring a veil/protective gear, lawn chair and bag lunch. All KLCB meetings are free and open to the public. FMI:, 563-7564.
  • 4th Annual Garden Party at Tina’s Daylilies, 310 East Pond Rd., Jefferson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sip lemonade in the gardens and look at the lilies. Twenty percent of daylily sales goes to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


  • “Lookin’ for Lichens” Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Maine Master Naturalist Jeff Pengel invites everyone to grab a hand lens, don walking shoes, and join the hunt for lichens, which are composite organisms consisting of a fungus and an alga that exist symbiotically. FMI:, 389-5150.
  • Inaugural Bremen Library Garden Tour, Silent Auction & Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will include seven Bremen gardens tended by the homeowners that produce flora, fauna and food. The silent auction will take place at 4 p.m. Items are on display at the library now. The book sale will start at 9 a.m. and run all day. $25 tix benefit the library.


  • Free Walk & Talk in Dresden on Organic Low-Till Farming, 5 p.m. Rob and Carl Johanson of MOFGA-certified Goranson Farm, Route 128, discuss the benefits and challenges they have experienced using conservation tillage and cover crops in organic vegetable production. Registration:,, 596-2040.


  • Uses for Plants of the Heath Family, noon, Tuesday Talk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Denise DeSpirito gives the talk on plants of the Ericaceae family, which includes blueberries, and their herbal attributes and uses. $5; free for MNC members.


  • Tree Identification Workshop on Sears Island, 3-5 p.m. Kevin Doran teaches how to ID a wide variety of deciduous trees and conifers in the free workshop. Park along the causeway at the end of Sears Island Road (off Route 1, just east of Searsport) and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 3 p.m. Steady rain cancels it. FMI:, 855-884-2284.


  • Belfast Ecovillage and Cohousing on Belfast Garden Days Tour, Fri., July 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. In the community of highly energy-efficient homes, see the personal gardens of several residents and the shared veggie beds that help provide food for communal meals. $5.
  • Info Session by WindowDressers at Thomaston Public Library, Fri., July 27, 5:30 p.m. Learn how the volunteer-run group makes affordable insulating window inserts that can be easily slid into place in fall and removed in spring.