MANCHESTER >> "Through the Garden Gate" is a tour of eight private gardens in Manchester and Dorset on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. For tickets and information see GCM's website @

Proceeds support the Garden Club of Manchester's scholarship program, in place for more than 35 years, to benefit local high school seniors pursuing horticultural studies. Congratulations go to GCM's 2016 recipients: Burr & Burton Academy graduates Jackie Nutter who will pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont and Rachel Senecal who will pursue Environmental Studies and Sustainability at the University of Northern Colorado.