Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Here it is – the day of our 2015 Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour! And what a beautiful day! A year ago on this very day, Hurricane Arthur hit and disrupted our plans. But not so today – it is sunny and gorgeous and a perfect day for our event.
The House & Garden Tour runs from 10-4. The line-up has 7 Feature Properties in Annapolis Royal and Granville Ferry, where you can explore gardens AND see the insides of these heritage homes. The Annapolis Royal Properties are in the Lower St. George Street area, beyond the Market. And the Granville Ferry Properties are in the village near the Granville Ferry Community Hall. You can easily see each neighbourhood from the other, across the beautiful Annapolis River.
And along the way, you will see other gardens and areas, such as Lois Jenkins’ gardens beside Little Market Gallery, the Annapolis Royal Haul-up, the newly renovated playground with natural playthings, the Chocolate Shop, various monuments and heritage interpretation. You will meet costumed docents along the way and have the opportunity to explore the O’Dell House Museum. Be sure to check out the heritage dancing behind the O’Dell House Museum at 2:30pm. Refreshments will be served all day in Granville Ferry Community Hall, where there will also be heritage interpretation about the village.
On top of that, your ticket entitles you to admission today and tomorrow to the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Canada’s 2015 Garden of the Year. And at 4pm today, Horticultural Manager Karen Achenbach will provide a guided tour.
Also with your House & Garden Tour tickets, you are offered discount pricing to several attractions: Fort Anne, Port Royal, and the Candlelight Graveyard Tours – on both Saturday and Sunday. So take advantage of this opportunity to visit, or re-visit these sites.
Tickets are only $25 ($20 for Garden Members) and may be purchased at the Historic Gardens anytime after 9am today.
Meet you in Annapolis Royal!