DORSET - Mettowee Mill Garden Center, established in 1973, is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a day of talks, demonstrations, specials and raffle drawings. "We have been fortunate to have shared this beautiful region with thousands of friends and customers for over four decades... We would like to thank all the people who have supported Mettowee over the years" said Steve Jones, owner and founder of Mettowee Mill Garden Center and Landscaping.

Starting at 10 a.m., Donna Andersen, Garden Maintenance Manager at Mettowee for 24 years, will present a talk, 'Fall Clean-up and Putting your Garden to Bed.' Fall is a great time to assess your gardens and think ahead to next year.

At 1 p.m., our guest speaker Andy Huntington of Pleasant View Gardens will give a demonstration on transitioning your summer pots using cool tolerant annuals with other fall favorites. Andy will also be giving a "sneak peak" of new Proven Winners for 2014.

Other events will include a 'Mettowee Side Walk Sale.' Come and check out a great selection of pottery, statuary and home decor items that are being discontinued. Perennials will be half price and there will be discounts on selected nursery stock and many other items. Come early for the best selection.

There will also be a secret Mettowee giveaway for first people to arrive after 9 a.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. there will be a drawing for ten gift certificates, valued at $40 each. Winners will be announced on Mettowee Mill's Facebook page. Food and beverages will be available.