The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 27th annual Lewes Garden Tour on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are nine private gardens on the tour this year - five “in town” Lewes and three on Gills Neck Road in the Senators community. Tickets will be available for sale on Friday, May 26 and will include a description of each garden. The gardens are selected by the event committee chair with assistance from other members of the committee. This year’s chair is Linda Davison who is serving in her second year as head of the committee.
In addition to touring the gardens, the event includes a Garden Market where more than 30 vendors are located, selling garden related items during the hours of the tour (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.); Cape Artists will be in the tour gardens painting and tour-goers can enjoy beverages and lunch provided by Café Amici in the Refreshment tent in Zwaanendael Park. During the hours of the tour, free shuttle service is available for ticket holders. Chamber members Lewes Senior Center, Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty and the Jolly Trolley will provide the shuttle services.
Tickets for the tour of gardens on Saturday are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Tickets, which is the program describing the gardens, will go on sale Memorial Day weekend at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce visitor center in the Fisher-Martin House located in Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum.
For more information on the tour or to order the tickets in advance, call 302-645-8073.