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Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour on July 8

Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour, on Saturday, July 8 takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and highlights a full weekend of activities in the community.
Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour, on Saturday, July 8 takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and highlights a full weekend of activities in the community.

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL - A walk about town will soon take on a whole new meaning in Annapolis Royal.

Volunteers and staff at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens have released plans for the 2017 Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour, on Saturday, July 8 which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., highlighting a full weekend of activities.

The much-anticipated annual House & Garden Tour builds on the community’s notable awards for heritage preservation and world-class gardens. Visitors will enjoy a great mix of garden styles and heritage buildings, while enjoying many interactions with a team of community docents and a few surprises along the way.

This year’s edition celebrates Canada’s sesquicentennial, featuring properties spanning the past 150 years. Notable highlights include a confederation period Greek Revival, an 1882 brick Queen Anne Revival, two late 1890s homes, and an award-winning restoration of the 1913-14 Annapolis Royal Train Station. In addition, visitors will visit two special Riverview Drive gardens, as well as the Historic Gardens where a Victorian Tea will be hosted in the afternoon.

“The House & Garden Tour is only the beginning of your Annapolis Royal visit, with organizers offering a weekend of activities,” said Gardens manager Trish Fry.

Begin the weekend with Wine & Roses in the Historic Gardens on Friday evening (5 to 7 p.m.), enjoy the House & Garden Tour on Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and finish up with our Sunday Series of activities, said Fry.

Community events add even more excitement to the weekend.

The annual Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour was recently recognized as a Canada 150 Garden Experience.

“We invite you to experience it for yourself in 2017,” said Fry.

For further information and to purchase tickets, call 532-7018 or visit www.ExploreOurGardens.com.

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