Sneak Preview – Part 2 – Willett House

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Adrian and Margaret’s grand vision for their garden is “to stop expanding”! With over 2 acres of gardens that include 500 labelled hostas and a vast day lily collection, you will be hard-pressed to see any indication of this vision in progress. Their 200 year old house is a show stopper of meticulous restoration, housing an equally lovely collection of antique furniture and art representing the 1750s to the present. Note especially the urn collection and the original woodwork throughout.

I had the pleasure of touring their property recently. The gardens are incredible, with every plant identified too. And the interior of the house is just gorgeous, so lovingly restored and filled with wonderful artwork and furnishings. I took a ton of photos, but I will share only a few – you really experience it for yourself!

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The stone columns signify you have arrived!

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Each plant is identified so you can take a photo and ask at your local nursery.

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A lovely patio area in the back.

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Looking up… a worm’s-eye view of a great Brad Hall sculpture they have incorporated into their back garden.

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Shady rest area…

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This is one of my favourite finds – I love the ripples!

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The door knocker caught my eye.

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Margaret & Adrian kindly allowed me to take and share a photo of this lamp – they envy of all of Granville Ferry for sure.

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The view from the front door.

To see for yourself, you can buy tickets for the Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour by calling 902-532-7018 or online at the following link: https://historic-gardens-shop.myshopify.com/collections/special-events-bookings

House & Garden Tour Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. (Historic Gardens members can buy at a reduced rate of $25 any time).

For more on the other feature properties, link over to: Feature Properties.

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