BELFAST — The Belfast Garden Club’s July 9 Open Garden Day will feature three distinct garden areas at the home of Sherri Klostermann. The garden at 76 Bayview St. will open Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. A $5 donation is requested to sustain club operations, with any, additional support welcomed.

The first garden area visible to visitors is Klostermann’s tidy front yard enclosed by a white picket fence and bursting with such perennials as echinacea, Russian sage, asters, alliums, butterfly bush,

The front yard at Sherri Klostermann’s home at 76 Bayview St. features yellow daylilies.

delphiniums and phlox. When she bought her home in 2016, she said she wanted to have hardy perennial flowers everywhere, and would not have to worry about fertilizing the grass. Adjacent to the right is another flower garden with both perennial and annuals, including snapdragons, Calendula, spring tulips, and cosmos, to name a few.

Granite steps lead down to a side garden with a fieldstone path and Johnny-jump-ups interspersed between steps. Honeysuckle vines wrap around a cedar pergola situated with views of the bay. “I plan to use this area for early evening glasses of wine and cheese, amid beautiful sunsets,” she said. Wanting to create a sustainable garden, last year Klostermann planted a mini-orchard in her back yard with apple,

Sherri Klostermann’s raised beds at 76 Bayview St., Belfast, where she grows organic corn, squash, potatoes, pole beans, and broccoli.

peach, pears and plum trees. She also grows organic vegetables, among them corn, squash, potatoes, pole beans and broccoli, in several raised beds.

To round out her garden area, Klostermann has an expansive deck facing the bay with tables, chairs and a built-in bar. A brick path leads to another patio seating area below, which also encompasses a brick patio and fire pit designed for parties and informal get-togethers. The biggest challenge to her garden, Klostermann said with a smile, was finding a gardener.

The Belfast Garden Club has promoted public gardens and stimulated the knowledge and love of gardening for more than 90 years. Proceeds from fundraising support local public gardens and several scholarship funds. For more information, visit


Caption for “Raised beds” – Sherri Klostermann’s raised beds where she grows she grows organic vegetables such as corn, squash, potatoes, pole beans, and broccoli without the use of pesticides. Shown here June 23.

Caption for “Daylilies” – The front yard at Sherri Klostermann’s home at 76 Bayview St. features yellow daylilies. Shown here June 23.

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