What can we say – Nantucket has some of the best flower gardens in New England! This year the Nantucket Garden Festival celebrated it’s sixth annual event on July 23rd and 24th benefiting the 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.
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. The festival celebrates gardening through informative workshops, exquisite garden tours, children’s activities and an opening night garden soirée.
Photo by heartofnantucket.com