The 5th Annual Nantucket Garden Festival celebrates gardening through world-class speaker engagements, a formal tea and parties, informative workshops, exquisite garden tours, and children’s workshops and activities. The 2013 Garden Festival emphasizes education and the celebration of horticulture and design through sustainability and artistry.
Scheduled for July 25th-27th, the 3-day festival at Pumpkin Pond Farm highlights the unique and beautiful gardening ecosystems on Nantucket and emphasizes the importance of sustainability and conservation of resources for the long-term environmental health of the island.
The Nantucket Garden Festival benefits Nantucket Lighthouse School, an independent day school serving island children, pre-school through 8th grade. Founded in 1999, Nantucket Lighthouse School provides a developmentally appropriate education that engages the whole child – head, heart, and hand. The concept for the Nantucket Garden Festival was born out of the Lighthouse School’s unique curriculum and organic garden, which provides an outdoor, hands-on classroom for acquiring skills in everything from language arts to science and mathematics.