Gardens Enjoyed in 2016 Sterrs Belfast Bay View Sterrs Clustered Beds Sterrs stone walkways Trotochaud:McDowell pottery studio Trotochaud:McDowell grape arbor Trotochaud:McDowell fountain Trotochaud:McDowell rock swale Rogals house Rogals Mixed Bed Rogals Side Bed Emily Rogals Rogals woodland path Rogals Woodpiles The Fotterall garden has a view of the bay in front and a hilly garden in back. The inviting front porch of two former florists gives a view of the bay across the street. An old “three-seater” has been converted into a planter next to the potting shed. A window box at the Jones garden contains colorful blossoms. A wall made of doors hides the swimming pool works. Wisteria covers an arbor and makes a screen for the hot tub at the Jones Garden. Cottages in Bayside have names and John and Bette chose “Aroostook” after friends who live in the main section of the small community teased them by asking how life was on the other side of George Street, “up the county.” Belfast sign painter Norma Whitman did the job—she’s also responsible for the painted signs at Darby’s, Belfast Co-op and other downtown businesses. Rustic twig trellises line the screened porch. The Woolsey garden is packed with shade-loving plants. Block screened porch offers an expansive view of the Little River The entryway displays arrangements created from the garden. Block peonies & porch. Martha Laitin Photo Block glass house. Martha Laitin Photo Block Dining Room dates back to 1800. Block carriage house was moved and is now a potting shed The sunroom the Stevensons added looks onto the garden. Photo by Amy LaRoche. A tableau in the Stevenson house. The first floor will be open to the public on the day of the tour. A mirror above a restored fireplace reflects one of the many chandeliers Alicia has hung from the house’s high ceilings. Stevenson Dining Room A view of the Stevenson Garden from Church Street. Photo by Martha Laitin. A large urn wrestled into the Stevensons’ SUV and brought up from Texas has been set in the shade garden.