Sneak Preview – Part 1

Wednesday, I had the pleasure of informally touring the properties being featured on Saturday’s House & Garden Tour. What a great time I had, chatting with the homeowners and taking random photos here & there along the way.

The homeowners are infectiously enthusiastic, even as they stress a bit in these last few days of preparing for hundreds of guests to their properties. What a monumental commitment – I can’t imagine getting ready for that kind of company!

The first half of my excursion was along Granville Road, where I stopped at our four heritage properties for 2016. The oldest of these dates back to 1769! All have very unique characteristics, and have been lovingly restored and rejuvenated over the years by various owners along the way. And the gardens surrounding these homes are all quite different as well, and all very beautiful. I could have taken photos for hours, but tried to limit myself a bit.

Here are a few random photos from my Granville Road excursion:

The Township of Granville

The Township of Granville

 

Great Metal Art

Great Metal Art

 

Peaceful

Peaceful

 

1769 construction

1769 construction

 

Muscovy duck

Muscovy duck

 

Back deck

Back deck

 

Ready for work

Ready for work

 

Colourful foliage

Colourful foliage

 

Metal railing by Brad Hall

Metal railing by Brad Hall

 

Metal Art

Metal Art

 

Bird on a perch

Bird on a perch

 

The view from Granville

The view from Granville

 

An owl - by Heather Lawson

An owl – by Heather Lawson

 

Rest area

Rest area

 

The "Ferry House"

The “Ferry House”

 

Taking a break

Taking a break

 

Window panes galore!

Window panes galore!

 

Wishing well

Wishing well

 

My next post will focus on the four Fortier Mills properties – with an entirely different flavour, and modern construction that honours the rich heritage of the area. (Here’s the link to Sneak Preview – Part 2)

For more information on the 2016 Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour, head on over to our main event page.  To buy tickets, call the Gardens at 902-532-7018, or hit the “Buy Now” button on your left to purchase online.

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