Friday, July 19, 2013

Tomorrow is the Chester Garden Tour - Come say hi!

What are you doing tomorrow? I'll be taking part in the Chester Garden Tour, sitting my butt in Lordly Park, enjoying the summer sun from beneath the shelter of the gazebo (or perhaps a towering tree??) and talking to garden-lovers participating in the tour. 

As always, there will be plenty to see and for those who buy their tickets in advance, there is a free light  lunch. I've seen most of the gardens and can assure you that this will be a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon.

Hope to see you there!



  • SATURDAY, JULY 20TH, 2013 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • RAIN OR SHINE! TICKETS = $30 (includes picnic lunch) for those purchased in advance.
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The Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce has brought back the Chester Garden Tour! This fundraising event is to be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Rain or Shine. The event will kick off at 11:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. Participants will pick up their information packages at the Chester Visitor Information Centre before starting the garden tour.
 The self-guided tour features the outstanding gardens of:
  • Ted & Joan Cleather - garden
  • Sally Dawson - garden
  • Dolly Hancock - garden
  • Elena Heard - garden
  • Lisa LaFrance & Nicholas Lewin - Hackmatack property
  • Carl & Raye Potter - Haddon Hall garden
  • John & Judy Risley - greenhouse tour
 The gardens are located from East Chester to Marriott's Cove.
 In addition to the spectacular gardens, the Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce is including tours at the Lordly House and Zoe Valley Memorial Library and a question & answer period with Niki Jabbour.
 Lordly House is an 1806 Georgian residence featuring displays that perfectly reflect Chester's municipal heritage and culture. The recently restored property is one of Chester's precious gems located on the luscious grounds of Lordly Park.
At the gazebo in Lordly Park, Niki Jabbour, author of the award winning book, The Year Round Vegetable Gardener (2012 Book Award, American Horticultural Society) is offering a "Question & Answer" period from noon – 2:00 pm. Participants can enjoy their picnic lunch in the beautiful Lordly Park while chatting with Jabbour.
 On the Zoe Valley Memorial Library grounds, little remains of the original gardens of the early 1930s except a hedge that is now a row of tall trees. In 2005, the librarian and his wife, aided by generous donations of plants, established a formal garden opposite the Library and a more open space opposite the Lightfoot Tower for social functions.
 Please join the Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce to stroll through these spectacular gardens on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Tickets - $30 in advance/ $35 day of event. TICKET PRICE INCLUDES A PICNIC LUNCH FOR ALL TICKETS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.
 For information and to purchase tickets: Contact the Chester Visitor Information Centre. Phone: 902-275-4616 or Email:
 UPDATED Chester Garden Tour 2013 POSTER

1 comment:

  1. Am so looking forward to this tomorrow. Great to see you posted the event.


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