Dana Millar of Dana Designs, West Kingston, RI, wears two hats at the gardens that surround the historic Theatre by the Sea. For that past two years, Dana Designs has meticulously maintained the delightful landscape. And Dana, as the steward of the gardens, also conducts tours of the plantings on selected Saturday mornings.
Originally designed in 1988 by landscape designer Louis Raymond, the abundant gardens at Theatre By The Sea have been meticulously maintained by Dana Designs for the past two years.
Cooled by breezes from Block Island Sound, the lush seaside gardens embrace the historic theatre complex from the front porch and gazebo area, down the unique 240 foot long arbor walk, to the rolling lawns surrounding the restaurant. Over 300 varieties of perennials, grasses, shrubs and climbing plants offer a magical, ever-changing environment for flower lovers of all ages.
Dana’s complimentary garden tours, which will last approximately 40 minutes, will be conducted rain or shine beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 19, Saturday, July 10, Saturday, July 31, and Saturday, August 21, 2010. Each week the tour will examine a new topic in the world of gardening. Those wishing to attend multiple tours are encouraged. Participants should meet in the newly redesigned gazebo area adjacent to the theatre on the grounds at Theatre By The Sea located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI.