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Home and Garden Tour

Home and Garden TourDelightful surprises await visitors on the 2014 Bayard Taylor Memorial Library Home and Garden Day on Saturday, June 7.  The tour will include a variety of houses and gardens along the Route 52 corridor in southern Chester County and northern Delaware.  The homes range from a spectacular manor house with exquisite 1920’s craftsmanship, the updated childhood home of a TV celebrity, to a series of magical outdoor “garden rooms” at a Centreville landscaper’s property. And there is more!  A whimsical garden created by a former florist boasts marvelous plantings and a skateboard park.  A newer home with touches of the Arts and Crafts movement and Frank Lloyd Wright along with Japanese and nautical imagery provides a treat for the senses. Two more homes display stunning art and photography collections.  Two galleries housed in the 19th century Breck’s Mill on the Brandywine complete the tour.

As always visitors will be invited to sample delectable tastings from local restaurants and merchants. Many of the homes and gardens will also showcase regional artists, florists and musicians.