First Garden Tour Great Success

Our first annual Garden Tour was a wonderful success!  Thanks to all our supporters who strolled through the magnificent gardens of three homes and a community garden in Rockville Centre, as they were guided by the owners of the properties and volunteers.  This was followed by a delightful lunch at Chat Noir, where Maggie Gray of New Leaf, Inc. demonstrated how to create a container garden.  Her secret?  Include thrillers, spillers and fillers!  Special thanks, of course, go to our gracious garden hosts – Marty Bevilacqua, Nadine & Don Gelestino, and Karen & Wayne Lipton!  They were so kind to receive all the visitors to their homes in support of the women and children at Bethany House. Almost $2500 was raised to be used for ancillary services to our residents. Plans are underway for another Garden Tour next June in 2023. Anyone interested in having their gardens featured can send photos to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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