Fine Garden Art: The Schedule and Events

Schedule for 2015

Events for 2015...

Bedrock Gardens is a private garden, not open to the public...except for our Open House Days.
No reservations are required on those days, and we would love for you to just drop in.

Our Open House Days will be on the third Weekend, both Saturday and Sunday of May through September, and the second weekend (Columbus Day Weekend) of October. On these Open House Days, there are no appointments, no calls, no reservations...just come (even bring your picnic).


Calendar for Bedrock Gardens 2015

March 2015


Wed, Mar 25

Benefit at Portsmouth 99 Restaurant
Thurs, Mar 26 Jill presents at PechaKucha


Tues, April 14 Jill talks on "Garden Art Brings Something to Your Garden Plants Alone Cannot"

May 2015

Sat & Sun, May 16 & 17 1st Open House, with The Dwelling Project

June 2015

Sat & Sun, June 20 & 21 2nd Open House, with The Shoe Show
Tues, June 23 Fundraising Benefit at Flatbread Pizza in Hampton

July 2015

Sat & Sun, July 11 & 12 Garden Conservancy Open Days
Sat & Sun, July 18 & 19 3rd Open House
Sun, July 19 at 4:30. Classical music for oboe and cello.

August 2015

Sat & Sun, Aug 15 & 16 4th Open House

September 2015

Sat & Sun, Sept 19 & 20 5th Open House

October 2015

Sat–Mon, Oct 10, 11, and 12 6th Open House

Note! New Hours:
The Open House of May thru September: Saturday 10am to 4pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm.
The Columbus Day Weekend Open House: Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday and Monday 12 noon to 4pm.

Note! This year we will be suggesting a (tax deductible) donation of $10 per person, children excepted.


Visiting on Other Days

Individual visits can be scheduled by appointment. Call 603-659-2903 to arrange a visit.
On these non-Open House Days, we would like you to consider a donation of $10-15, to work towards keeping the garden open to the public.
No DDIs (Dreaded Drop Ins) please!


The Dwellings Project at Bedrock Gardens’ Open House

Every living thing dwells somewhere. Come see what a couple hundred school-aged art students have come up with for a home. Their “dwellings” will be scattered over Bedrock Gardens’ 20 acres, some easy to appreciate and spot, some not so. Trust art to open your eyes – the more you look, the more you see. This exhibit takes place during Bedrock Gardens’ May Open House. May 16, 10 am to 4 pm. May 17, 12 to 4 pm. $10 suggested donation.


The Shoe Show at Bedrock Gardens’ Open House

Some shoes are made for walking- some are works of art and warrant a frame. Local artist Molly Grant created the shoes (actually to be worn), and we are incorporating these beautiful, hand-made pieces into framed vignettes occurring throughout the Bedrock Gardens’ 20 acres. This exhibit takes place during Bedrock Gardens’ June Open House. June 20, 10 am to 4 pm. June 21, 12 to 4 pm. $10 suggested donation.


Classical Music Concert at Bedrock Gardens

Listen to Margaret Herlehey on oboe and Harel Geitheim on cello at a garden concert. Both are highly regarded professional musicians who play throughout New England and abroad. You can’t beat beautiful music in a beautiful setting. Tickets are $15 and come with a glass of wine from a local vineyard. Sunday July 19, 4:30 pm. Contact Jill for tickets.


The Open Days of The Garden Conservancy

The Open Days program of the Garden Conservancy is essentially a series of private garden tours around the country that begin in early spring and continue through the fall of each year. Each summer, gardeners are invited by local Regional Representatives to become Garden Hosts and agree to open their garden during a scheduled Open Day (or several days) in their area. The Open Days are self-guided tours. Visitors decide which gardens they want to visit and in what order. For more information, click HERE.



Other Scheduled Events

PechaKucha 20x20

Come hear Jill talk about Bedrock Gardens for 6 1/2 minutes in this lively format of 20 slides, 20 seconds each, venue yet to be determined. March 26 Learn More Here.

Talk at the Atlantic Design Center

At 10:30 on Tuesday, April 14, Jill Nooney will give a presentation entitled "Garden Art brings to Your Garden Something Plants Alone Cannot" at the Atlantic Desing Center, a division of Eldredge Lumber, at 617 US 1 in York ME. Free. Learn more here.

Restaurant 99 Benefit for the Friends of Bedrock Gardens

Celebrate spring with the Friends of Bedrock Gardens by enjoying a delicious meal at Portsmouth 99 Restaurant. 15% of your bill will go towards supporting the artistic programs and creative whimsy of the beautiful Bedrock Gardens in Lee. Benefit diners must present a Bedrock Gardens coupon to their server, which can be found HERE. March 25, 2015, 5 pm to Close. Portsmouth 99 Restaurant and Pub, 2454 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH, 03801. Make reservations at 603-422-9989.

Dine for Bedrock Gardens at Hampton  Flatbread Restaurant

Join the Friends of Bedrock Gardens by enjoying a delicious pizza at the Hampton Flatbread Restaurant. Dine- in, take-out or delivery, $3.50 per large pizza and $1.75 per small pizza goes towards supporting the artistic programs and creative whimsy of the beautiful Bedrock Gardens in Lee. June 23, 2015, 11:30 am to 9 pm. Hampton Flatbread Restaurant,  61 High Street, Hampton, NH, 03842. Make reservations at 603-926-6111.