Historic Chichester Garden Tour Set For July 25 & 26
The Chichester Garden Club is proud to announce
its second biennial “Historic Chichester Garden Tour” being held
Saturday and Sunday, July 25 & 26, 2015. Tickets are $10 each
day or both days for $15; advance tickets available: Chichester
Historical Society on Tuesdays 9-12 or Town Library (M&W
2:30-8:30, T&T 10-1:30, F 1:30-4:30, Sat 9-12). Days of event -
tickets and registration at Historical Society from 8:00am -
8:45am; cash or check only. Reservations can be made online
[email protected]; tickets will be held for you.
Registration and parking for Saturday & Sunday: Attendees will
begin their day by parking at the Grange Hall, crossing the
street to the Historical Society (49 Main Street) for
registration, ticket purchase and light morning refreshments;
feel free to browse the Museum Gift Shop. Each
registrant will receive a Tour map, a Heritage map indicating
historic points of interest, and a numbered ticket to be kept
for door prizes and entrance to Tour Sites. While parking and
registering, enjoy the Grange Hall Memorial Garden and the
heritage garden of the Historical Society.
Special this year on Saturday - After ticket purchase, Saturday
begins with a tour of two local wholesale nurseries; Pleasant
View Gardens, 7316 Pleasant St, Loudon, and then next door to
Millican Nurseries, Inc., 187 Pleasant St, Chichester.
These two wholesale nurseries are not open to the public;
however, Millican has generously offered each Garden Tour
participant to purchase one plant during their scheduled morning
tour. From there, participants will follow their maps to view
4-6 selected rural gardens throughout Chichester.
Sunday begins with registration, ticket purchase and light
morning refreshments at the Historical Society; and participants
will follow their maps to view another 4-6 distinctive
Chichester gardens selected to offer a cross-section of
different types of gardens. Both days include
gardens of all types - vegetable, flower; shade, sun; fern;
herb; simple to English style. Some are wide open; others,
secluded. Look for hidden treasures in the woods awaiting
discovery; others sport hilltop views. Most have sculptures and
statuary, architectural and water features.
Also for an added treat are designated Host Garden Sites
offering refreshments, music and/or art provided by local
talent. Chichester is proud of its many and diverse
artisans…painters, photographers, hand crafters. Take this
opportunity to view and appreciate beautiful gardens as well as
beautiful original artwork on display and for sale. Feel free
to speak with these local artists.
Garden Tour Coordinator Ann Davis stated “New this year is a
Farmers Market.” The Chichester Agricultural Commission has
reserved a designated space in the Town/Grange Hall parking lot
for local farmers/residents to sell agricultural products -
produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, flowers, dog treats,
composting worms, etc. Market hours both days are 10-2.
Chichester residents interested in setting up a
canopy and/or table are encouraged to contact Ann Davis,
[email protected], for a
space; space registration will be accepted until the end of the
day on July 22.
The Chichester Garden Club started in the fall of 2012 with
objectives to encourage more flower and vegetable gardens in
Chichester and to promote the love of gardening, civic
beautification and environmental responsibility through
education and example.
The Garden Club works closely with its partners Historical
Society, Heritage Commission, Town Library, Photography Club and
Agricultural Commission. Collaboration provides an avenue for a
successful town-wide event as it brings town organizations
closer, encourages working together for a common goal and builds
a sense of community. Ticket proceeds will benefit these six
Join us for a delightful day at the second biennial Historic
Chichester Garden Tour on July 25th and 26th!