To the Editor:
“Spectacular gardens!” “Wonderful day!” were some of the comments heard throughout Essex Village as hundreds of visitors participated in the first Friends of the Essex Library Garden Tour held Saturday June 4. To those who came to walk the gardens and enjoy the beauty of Essex Village, we say, “Thank you!”
To make such an event possible took the involvement of many people, including those who planned the event, the hostesses at each garden, Master Gardeners, plein air painters, ticket takers and traffic managers. Your help made the event run smoothly and for this we extend heartfelt thanks. We especially thank Rhode VanGessel for her patience and tireless effort in making the publicity both eye-catching and beautiful.
Lastly, and most importantly, we wish to recognize the garden owners who worked tirelessly creating their works of art. Those who attended saw the enormous effort that went into preparing for the event and it was gratifying to see your efforts appreciated by so many people. All the Friends of the Essex Library say, “Thank You.”
Linda Levene and Daphne Nielsen, co-chairman