SML Master Gardener Terry Cook watering garden beds with a hose in Prescott Park

SML Master Gardener Terry Cook watering the beds after initial  planting.

Join Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) for a tour of the re-creation of Celia Thaxter's famous Appledore Island garden which is temporarily relocated in Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH. Led by SML Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Seavey and Garden Steward Terry Cook, this tour will cover who Celia Thaxter was, what she planted in this iconic garden, and how SML has supported its history through the years. 

SML will be hosting three separate tours this summer, each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Registration is FREE; however, each tour is limited to 20 spaces, and guests are limited to one tour. We look forward to seeing you at the park this summer!

Registrations for all tours is now FULL! Thank you so much for your interest and support.

If you would like to be added to our contact list for 2022 tours of Celia Thaxter's Garden on Appledore Island, please email with your name and contact email.