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July 12, 2017


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3rd Biennial HISTORIC CHICHESTER GARDEN TOUR Set For July 29 & 30


The Chichester Garden Club announces its third biennial “Historic Chichester Garden Tour” being held Saturday and Sunday, July 29 & 30, 2017.  Tickets $15 each day/both days for $25. Reservations  recommended so ensure adequate meal preparation.  Reservations can be made online; tickets will be held for you day(s) of event at Registration Booth.


Registration and parking for both days:  Attendees may park at Grange Hall-Town Hall parking lot, 54 Main Street.  Registration, 8:30am-12:00pm.  Registrants receive Tour Program-Map for that day, Heritage site-map, Entrance Ticket to Host Sites, Special Millican Tour Ticket, Luncheon Ticket and door prize ticket.  While congregating for registration, enjoy the Grange Hall Memorial Garden, newly constructed Charrette design green-space and the Historical Society’s heritage garden across the street.  Starbucks coffee and Country Store cider donuts offered at this time.


Saturday ONLY - After ticket purchase, Saturday begins with a special tour of wholesale nursery Millican Nurseries, Inc., 187 Pleasant St, Chichester.   Millican has generously offered each Garden Tour participant to make a purchase after the 9:30am tour, so bring your ticket.  From there, participants will follow their Tour Program-Maps viewing selected rural gardens throughout Chichester open only on Saturday unless otherwise specified in program.  Also, Saturday program also includes young artist and Acapella entertainment at one location.  Browse and shop at the Farmers Market open 10-4 including Gardening Workshop-Demos 12:30-3:30.


Sunday begins with ticket purchase and light morning refreshment; then participants will follow their maps to view other selected gardens open only on Sunday, unless otherwise specified in program.  Browse and shop at the Farmers Market open 10-4; Workshop-Demos 12:30-3:30.


Chichester Agricultural Commission is sponsoring the Farmers Market at Town-Grange Hall parking lot for local farmers/residents to sell agricultural items - produce, flowers, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, dog treats, composting worms, and a variety of garden related items.  Also Demonstrations & Workshops offered 12:30-3:30 each day. Chichester has many artisans; some participating in the Farmers Market, others at Host Garden Sites.  Reminder: specific gardens will be open to the public on specific days.


Local residents interested in setting up a booth to sell their products are encouraged; contact for a free space; farmers market registration accepted until midnight July 22. 


Since the Garden Club works closely with its partners Historical Society, Heritage Commission, Town Library, Photography Club, Charrette Design Team and Agricultural Commission, they will also benefit from net ticket sales.  This collaborative effort provides an avenue for successful town-wide events as it encourages local citizens to work together for a common goal and builds a sense of community while providing an opportunity for others to enjoy Chichester’s beauty and historic treasures. 


Join us for a delightful day at the third biennial HISTORIC CHICHESTER GARDEN TOUR on July 29th & 30th!












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