Schroon Lake A tour of Schroon Lake homes and gardens will support the community’s library.
The fifth annual Friends of the Schroon Lake Library House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, July 28, noon to 4 p.m.
Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the Schroon Lake Library or by calling 532-7737. All proceeds will benefit the Schroon Lake Public Library.
“The tour offers visitors the opportunity to explore some of Schroon Lake’s most interesting properties: beautiful and unusual gardens, lovely renovations, inviting wrap-around porches, stunning views and unique locations,” said Pam Scavera of the Friends group. “This year’s tour will have something for everyone.”
The tour will feature a presentation by David Campbell at 4 p.m. at the Boathouse Theater.
“We are very excited again this year to offer tour participants free admission to a new presentation at the Boathouse following the tour by David Campbell,” Scavera said. “David Campbell has been gardening in the Adirondacks for over 30 years. After attending Cornell University for Landscape Architecture and Ornamental Horticulture he worked in the horticulture field in Lennox, Mass., then in Ithaca, Queensbury and back to Schroon Lake, where with the help of his mother, Ginni, they have tested hundreds of perennials at their garden in Schroon Falls and at various friends and client’s properties from the foothills of the Adirondacks to the mountains around Keene.
“His talk will focus on extremely hardy plants that are easy to maintain, are insect resistant and have long blooming seasons,” she said.
People unable to attend the tour can hear Campbell’s presentation. Admission will be $10.
Prior to the tour there will be brunch served at Witherbees Restaurant 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
The menu will include fresh green salad, spinach and bacon quiche, French toast with homemade maple syrup, chicken picatta, roasted salmon filet, pasta primavera in vodka sauce, herb roasted potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, seasonal fresh fruit platter, assorted pastries, muffins and bagels at a cost of $17 a person.