30th ANNUAL LEWES GARDEN TOUR ON JUNE 19, 2021
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 30th annual Lewes Garden Tour on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are eight private gardens on the tour this year. Tickets will be available for sale on Friday, May 28 and will include a description of each garden. The gardens are selected by the event committee’s co-chairs with assistance from other members of the committee. This year’s committee members are Co-Chairs: Janet Lawson & Carolyn Marshall; Program Garden Descriptions: Susan Crawford; and Volunteer Coordinator: Terry Yates.
The chamber is excited to be able to stage the tour this year and to do it safely! The tour has been modified to meet the requirements of the Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) guidelines. To that end, there were elements of past tours that will not be offered this year including the free transportation to the gardens, hosting artists in the gardens and no food tent set up in Zwaanendael Park. The chamber is following the Governor’s COVID-19 restrictions and will have in place the most current masking guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). They were required to submit a plan in advance to DPH to address all COVID-19 protocols including contact tracing, mask requirements, hand sanitation and social distancing. The Garden Tour plan has been approved and will be implementing those requirements. Volunteer greeters in the gardens will be asking voluntary compliance from all visitors to the tour gardens.
In addition to touring the gardens, the event includes a Garden Market in Zwaanendael Park with vendors selling garden related items during the hours of the tour (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.).
Tickets for the tour of gardens on Saturday, June 19 are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the chamber’s website LewesChamber.com and the tickets can be picked up at the chamber’s visitor center AFTER May 28. Tickets will be available to purchase in person at the visitor center beginning May 28. The Lewes Chamber of Commerce visitor center is in the historic Fisher-Martin House located in Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum. The visitor center hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and weekend hours are Saturday 9 a.m. -3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Payment options for the tickets include cash, credit cards and checks made out to the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on the tour or to order the tickets in advance, call 302-645-8073.
Please note that these tickets are in the form of a booklet and are NOT printable and cannot be mailed. You must pick them up at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, in the Fisher Martin House located at 120 Kings Highway.
Tickets purchased in advance are $25 and on the day of the tour, the price will be $30.