A double treat awaits those who take the Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days tour of the Cartwright and Gould farms on Townhouse Road in Lincolnville Friday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gene Cartwright lives at 34 Townhouse Road. His five-acre Whaleback Farm faces the sweeping ridgeline that appears on the label of his new venture — a hard cider that will land on Belfast Co-op shelves this September. This spring he put in a 220-tree apple orchard in a lower field. To one side of the house, 500 newly grafted apple treelets grow in orderly lines next to drip irrigation. Large beds contain herbs that will be used in various cider recipes.

A stroll away at 57 Townhouse Road, Kelly Gould raises Katahdin sheep on the farm where she’s lived for seven years. Flowerbeds with everything from bronze fennel to towering sunflowers front the property’s large red barn. At the clean-lined Colonial house, curving ornamental beds show off Gould’s skill as a Master Gardener (she’s also a member of the Belfast Garden Club).

Both farmers rotate their livestock. Gould rests each of her pastures for 30 to 60 days, and lets her Ancona ducks scour them of parasites. Cartwright is about to open a new pasture containing a former hand-dug vegetable garden for his pair of Large Black-Red Wattle-cross pigs.

To get to Townhouse Road, drive out Lincolnville Avenue, cross Route 1, and continue on Route 52 past Slab City Road to Townhouse Road on the right. Cartwright is at number 34; Gould is at number 57.

A $5 donation helps the Belfast Garden Club maintain 12 public gardens in Belfast and award two scholarships each year. Strips of eight tickets for $30 are on sale at any of the Open Gardens and at Left Bank Books in Belfast. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org or Martha Laitin at 323-2368.