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Into the Garden 2023: The Latest

Mark your calendar with all things new and noteworthy in Maine

March 25-26 | Something Sweet this Way Comes

On March 25 & 26, gear up for a weekend of pure nostalgia with Maine Maple Sunday. Learn about how maple is produced, with samples to be expected. There’s nothing that warms the soul more than slathering freshly tapped maple syrup on a stack of steaming pancakes. Go to mainemapleproducers.com to see which sugarhouses are participating.

March 25-26 | Garnished with Garlands of Flowers

Victoria Nam, the baker and founder of Siblings Bakery, is not your average cakemaker. That is, unless the average cake were olive oil spelt chiffon and poached pear with orange blossom buttercream, adorned with delicate, locally sourced flowers. Fitting for our Garden Issue, her cakes bring creativity and flower arranging to another level.

Each of Victoria Nam’s cakes are a piece of art. Image courtesy of Siblings Bakery.

Spring 2023 | A Budding Opportunity

An exciting new opportunity is blooming in the Maine Flower Farm community, and it’s here in 2023. The Maine Flower Collective is a virtual, centralized marketplace for locally grown Maine flowers. Mainers have been responding with vigor to the ever-growing flower farm movement, and the support is carrying the momentum forward.

April 15-16 | An Eco-Friendly Weekend Retreat

The Ecology School and edible MAINE are hosting a weekend getaway at River Bend Farm where you can enjoy locally sourced, homemade food and also participate in three workshops focused on Maine’s foodscape. Buy tickets for this experience that runs April 15-16 on the Ecology School’s website.

Spring/Summer 2023 | Touring with Trolls

Become a guardian of the forest with their Trees of the Trolls Tour and meet Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ sought-after giant trolls, twice monthly on Fridays, May-October. On site, they also offer a variety of tours that cover the highlights of the gardens, native plant species, wetland areas, and a new dialogue-based climate change program starting in June. All specialty tours take place at 2 p.m.; garden highlights tours at 11 a.m. daily.

Stroll through Thomas Dambo’s Giant Troll Exhibition. Image courtesy of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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The past five years has seen a growth in this mountain town, with exciting developments at Sunday River that spill into town life