Bayard Taylor Memorial Library
Home and Garden Tour
Bricks, Barns, and Birds
This year’s Home & Garden Day Tour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, will explore the Landenberg, West Grove, Avondale, and New London area of Chester County for the very first time! You’ll be amazed at the variety of houses and gardens you’ll see in this scenic part of the county: an historic house with stunning, museum-quality art collections and furniture in every room; a farm with a jewelry-making studio housed in a repurposed horse barn; a modern development house that incorporates walls and a staircase salvaged from 18th-century New England homes; a small brick home with an imaginative addition designed and built by the owner; a new stone house so thoughtfully designed that you’ll swear has been there for centuries; a brick Federal house being rejuvenated by the young family who just purchased it; a magnificent old house brought back to its original splendor from literal ruins; and a farmhouse whose heart is the farm’s original 1690 log home.
As always on the Library tour, visitors will also be able to sample food and beverages kindly donated by local restaurants and merchants. Out of courtesy to the homeowners, we ask that visitors leave their high-heeled shoes at home, and photography is not permitted.
We should also note that children under 18 are not permitted in the William Miller House. Also, some of the sites may present a challenge for those visitors with mobility issues: there are steep staircases at the Miller House.
The tour will be held rain or shine. Tickets will be available soon, please monitor this page for forthcoming developments.
Thank you for supporting this year’s Tour, organized by the volunteers of the Library’s Special events Committee. Profits go toward supporting children’s and adult literacy programs at the library.
To receive a brochure for next spring's tour, please e-mail your name and address to email@example.com or phone 610-444-2702.