Right from the party’s start, laughter filled the backyard. The sun peeked out from behind the clouds – as though curious about what all the celebration was for. Aromas of fresh-baked pizza drew guests towards the wood-fired oven, and acoustic music emanated through the crowd and over the fence.

Younger guests delighted at the chance to pick out their very own seeds and plant them in small containers that they took with them. Adults had a great time tasting local beers, catching up with friends, and learning about how to make this gardening season their best one yet.

It was a beautiful day to be outside, and everyone who stopped by walked away smiling – many of them, arms laden with plant seedlings to brighten their gardens at home.

What a perfect day to celebrate spring at GardenFest! Thank you to all the friends, supporters, vendors, and garden enthusiasts who joined us on Saturday, May 6th and made the afternoon so special. It warms our hearts to see our community coming together to appreciate this wonderful time of year.

Here’s a collection of some of our favorite images from this fun event – all taken by local photographer Amy Leist.

Happy Spring!