Weaving together books, blooms, and some of Appleton’s most historically significant homes, the tour is a testament to Cicero’s mantra, “If you have a library and a garden you have everything you need.”


Speakers from the Appleton Historical Society will be on hand to discuss the more historically significant properties, and library volunteers will be selling books and baked goods at the library.


The tour features the gardens and barns of five working farms and homesteads in the town of Appleton, including the 1760 farmstead now known as Terra Optima, the 1800’s barn of Ruth and Rob Wall, the 1790’s-era drying barn of Glendarragh Farm Lavender, the blueberry processing barn of Ridgeberry Farm, and the Akin family’s Highcroft Farm. Each location offers a different glimpse into Appleton’s rich agricultural past and present. Animal lovers, history buffs, library and garden enthusiasts alike will find something to appreciate in the colorfulpalette of stops on our Blooms, Barns and Books tour through Appleton’s  pastoral landscape.  Click here for a brochure with more details about the tour and it's sponsors.

Ticket sales will be available at the Appleton Library and will cost $15 for a single adult, $25 for couples and families.   Tickets are available now online at https://bloomsbarnsbooks.brownpapertickets.com.  The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

The Appleton Library is hosting its first-ever

Blooms, Barns & Books tour on Sunday, July 15 th at 10 a.m.



2916 Sennebec Road, Appleton, Maine  04862       207-785-5656