Monday, July 13, 2015

Grimsby Garden Tour - Painted Ladies - July 18 2015

The Hamilton Spectator's start to Open Gardens Week was a great success yesterday.  I had visitors all afternoon from all around the Niagara and Hamilton area.

More garden events are coming to our area.  Next Sunday is the Blooms for Africa Grimsby Garden Tour, with concentration on the Painted Ladies of Grimsby Beach.

If you are able to come, Grimsby Beach is a wonderful experience of homes from times gone by.

This was a Chautauqua community.  I hadn't realized that there was the Mother Chautauqua in New York (still there).  There were Independent Chautauquas or 'daughter Chautauquas'.  Then there were also Circuit Chautauquas - 'Tent Chautauquas'.  These were touring events. When these were at their peak, performers appeared in more than 10,000 communities to audiences of more than 45 million.

The Garden Tour/Event is next Saturday, July 18 2:00pm to 9:00pm.  Tickets are $20.00.

Here's the link:

To see some of the Grimsby Beach history:


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