The annual Georges River Land Trust Gardens in the Watershed tour will take place Sunday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This year’s tour will feature seven gardens located in Thomaston.

Tickets can be purchased for $27 in advance from the Georges River Land Trust office, located at 8 North Main St., Suite 200, Rockland, by calling the Land Trust’s office at 594-5166 or at

Beginning June 23, advance tickets may also be purchased from Brambles at 2 Cross St. in Belfast; Planet Toys at 10 Main St. in Camden; The Grasshopper Shop at 400 Main St. in Rockland; Eastern Tire and Auto at 70 Park St. in Rockland; Green Thumb Nursery at 181 Rockland St. in Rockport; Plants Unlimited at 629 Commercial St. in Rockport; and Hedgerow at 8 Ridge Road in Tenants Harbor.

Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the tour for $30 and will be available at either of the two designated parking lots: the Lyman Morse parking lot at the foot of Knox Street in Thomaston or at the municipal lot located to the north of the business block on Route 1 in Thomaston.

A bag lunch provided by Home Kitchen Café in Rockland is available by pre-order for $10.

Ticket and lunch orders must be received by the trust’s office by July 14, and bag lunches will be available for pickup at Montpelier, The Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the day of the tour.

Allyssa Gregory, the district forester for the Maine Forest Service, will speak at Montpelier at 1:30 p.m. on forest management, carbon sequestration and biodiversity.

The gardens in the Watershed tour features gardens that were created and maintained by the garden owners. The seven gardens in this year’s tour are as varied as the gardeners.

Each year, the GRLT hosts the Garden Tour in a different section of the watershed to introduce garden visitors to the diversity and beauty of the landscapes along the St. George River from Montville to Port Clyde. Proceeds from the tour help the Land Trust’s work to conserve and steward natural resources and traditional character of the region. The Land Trust has conserved over 4,000 acres of farms, wildlife habitat, wetlands, and shoreline along the 51-mile-long St. George River.

To volunteer, contact the Land Trust at 594-5166.