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Amherst Historical Society garden tour particulars

  • Tony Kostek leafs through an album of pictures taken at his family's former farm on Bay Road in Hadley. Kostek's current home is on Saturday's Amherst Historical Society garden tour.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Tony Kostek leafs through an album of pictures taken at his family's former farm on Bay Road in Hadley. Kostek's current home is on Saturday's Amherst Historical Society garden tour.
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  • The view of the Mount Holyoke Range from Tony Kostek backyard.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    The view of the Mount Holyoke Range from Tony Kostek backyard.
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  • A giant fleece flower (persicaria polymorpha) at Tony Kostek's Hadley home.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A giant fleece flower (persicaria polymorpha) at Tony Kostek's Hadley home.
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  • A knockout rose in Tony Kostek's garden.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A knockout rose in Tony Kostek's garden.
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  • Tony Kostek's garden used to be plagued by the dread lily leaf beetle but he says his worm-compost regimen deters the pests. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Tony Kostek's garden used to be plagued by the dread lily leaf beetle but he says his worm-compost regimen deters the pests.
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  •  Veronica, a perennial that blooms for several weeks, in the side yard of Tony Kostek's Hadley home.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Veronica, a perennial that blooms for several weeks, in the side yard of Tony Kostek's Hadley home.
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  • A giant fleece flower (persicaria polymorpha) at Tony Kostek's<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A giant fleece flower (persicaria polymorpha) at Tony Kostek's
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  • Tony Kostek sifts through castings yielded by a worm factory in the basement of his Hadley home.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Tony Kostek sifts through castings yielded by a worm factory in the basement of his Hadley home.
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  • Tony Kosti estimates that he has 8,000 worms in his basement worm factory.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Tony Kosti estimates that he has 8,000 worms in his basement worm factory.
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  • Tony Kostek leafs through an album of pictures taken at his family's former farm on Bay Road in Hadley. Kostek's current home is on Saturday's Amherst Historical Society garden tour.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • The view of the Mount Holyoke Range from Tony Kostek backyard.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A giant fleece flower (persicaria polymorpha) at Tony Kostek's Hadley home.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A knockout rose in Tony Kostek's garden.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Tony Kostek's garden used to be plagued by the dread lily leaf beetle but he says his worm-compost regimen deters the pests. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  •  Veronica, a perennial that blooms for several weeks, in the side yard of Tony Kostek's Hadley home.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A giant fleece flower (persicaria polymorpha) at Tony Kostek's<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Tony Kostek sifts through castings yielded by a worm factory in the basement of his Hadley home.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Tony Kosti estimates that he has 8,000 worms in his basement worm factory.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

The Amherst Historical Society Garden Tour features seven gardens in Amherst and Hadley. Included is the revamped landscape of the Amherst Woman’s Club and the 18th-century garden behind the museum, which is maintained by the Garden Club of Amherst, along with several private gardens. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour. They are available at the Historical Society museum on Amity Street, A. J. Hastings store in downtown Amherst, Annie’s Garden and Gift Store in North Amherst, Andrew’s Greenhouse in South Amherst and the Hadley Garden Center.

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