The 27th annual Lewes Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets to this year’s tour are on sale now at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 120 King’s Highway as well as the Inn at Canal Square and The Stepping Stone in Lewes. Two additional options are in Rehoboth at the Rehoboth Museum in Grove Park and Windsor’s Flowers & Plants on Coastal Highway. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. The Lewes Chamber Visitor Center is the only place that accepts credit cards (Visa & MasterCard) and all ticket outlets accept cash or checks made out to the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. Tickets also can be purchased anytime on-line at the chamber’s website - www.LewesChamber.com. Tickets purchased in advance, both on-line and by phone, will need to be picked up at the chamber’s visitor center which is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets will not be mailed.
There are nine private gardens on the tour this year - five “in town” Lewes and three on Gills Neck Road in the Senators community. 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.
For more information on the tour, to receive a Garden market vendor application or to order the tickets in advance, call 302-645-8073.