A collaboration of gardeners, educators, designers and business leaders, the Nantucket Garden Festival highlights the unique and beautiful garden ecosystems on Nantucket and focuses on the importance of sustainability, conservation and gardening ethics for the long-term health of the island.
Last year, the Festival brought together nearly 500 participants with most events selling out. The 2017 Nantucket Garden Festival celebrates gardening through a host of educational workshops, exquisite garden tours, family activities and parties. We are thrilled to announce that designer and author Rick Darke will be our keynote presenter. Our signature celebration, A Garden Soirée, will take place from 6:00-9:00PM on Wednesday, July 19th in the gardens of the historic Middle Brick.
The Festival raises operating and scholarship funds for Nantucket Lighthouse School, and supports its horticulture curriculum. Nantucket Lighthouse School's educational garden and greenhouse provides students with a living laboratory and a deeper connection to the natural world. With weekly horticulture classes, a program advised by long-time friend and Festival supporter, Russell Morash, students spend time in the garden and greenhouse planting, weeding, watering, observing and tending to their plants and beds.
Your support of the Nantucket Garden Festival, at any level, nurtures a year-round community of Nantucket Lighthouse School students who practice and model the spirit of sustainability every day.
Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to help support this year's Festival and the budding gardeners of Nantucket Lighthouse School. Online donations can be made here.
See you in July!
Head of School, Nantucket Lighthouse School