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Friday, August 20, 2010

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens - Five Century House Tour!!

Late August is a time when most garden tours have come to an end and gardeners are back to focusing on their own gardens. Yet, there is one more unique tour coming up on Saturday, August 28th! Organized by the Annapolis Heritage Society and the Annapolis Royal Historic Garden in Annapolis Royal, NS, the Five Century House Tour is a 'must-attend' event for history buffs, architecture lovers and gardeners. This major fundraiser has two components - the house tour by day and a musical tour by night..

The day house tour features six houses and runs from 10 am to 4 pm. The houses represent five centuries in Annapolis Royal - the 17th century Acadian cottage, the 18th century Bonnett house (never before opened to the public!), the 19th century Runciman house, the 20th century Arts and Crafts Pickels-How house and a lovely 20th century Colonial - the Revival Foster-Nicholson house. Plus, a 21st century home - the Langstaff house! All guides and volunteers will be in period costume.

The evening musical tour will include music, food and heritage on a variety of properties.

Tickets are $25 and you can find more about the event by going to the website for the historic gardens, http://historicgardens.com/experience_calendar.php

Happy Gardening!



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