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Kennebunkport Historic District Garden Stroll

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Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Kennebunkport Historic District with the Garden Stroll tour. Led by passionate local guides who are home gardeners themselves, this 2-mile journey through time will leave you captivated. Immerse yourself in the stories of former residents as you stroll past notable homes dating back to the late 1700s and early 1800s. Admire a colonial "kitchen garden" and learn about the trees planted after the devastating Dutch Elm disease. The tour concludes with a visit to "Ganny's Garden," a heartfelt tribute to the late First Lady, Barbara Bush. Throughout the 1.5 to 2-hour tour, enjoy flat terrain, shady stops on hot days, and benches for relaxation. As a special keepsake, receive a little garden gift to commemorate this unforgettable experience. Book your spot now for a truly enchanting journey through Kennebunkport's rich history and flourishing gardens.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover historic homes dating back to the 1800s
  • Experience a guided tour by passionate local gardeners
  • Visit "Ganny's Garden" dedicated to Barbara Bush
  • Learn about the impact of Dutch Elm disease on the landscape
  • Receive a garden gift at the end of the tour
  • Guided Tour
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Experience the beauty and charm of Kennebunkport's historic district with the Kennebunkport Historic District Garden Stroll. Led by passionate local guides who are also home gardeners, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the town's stunning gardens while learning about its rich history. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or simply appreciate the wonders of nature, this tour promises to be an enchanting and informative experience.

What to expect?

During the Kennebunkport Historic District Garden Stroll, you can anticipate immersing yourself in a delightful array of flora and fauna. As you walk approximately 2 miles over 1.5 to 2 hours on flat terrain, your knowledgeable guides will share their expertise, providing a wealth of information about the plants and gardens that grace this picturesque town. Along the route, there are benches where you can take a moment to soak in the scenery, and as a special memento, each participant will receive a charming garden gift at the end of the tour.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature and has an interest in gardening. Whether you're a seasoned green thumb or a novice home gardener, the Kennebunkport Historic District Garden Stroll welcomes all enthusiasts. Additionally, history buffs will find this tour particularly captivating, as it offers a unique insight into the town's rich past through its beautifully maintained gardens. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Kennebunkport's historic district.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Kennebunkport's historic district with the Kennebunkport Historic District Garden Stroll. This tour stands out from the rest with its local guides who are not only knowledgeable but also passionate home gardeners. Their wealth of information and love for plants will surely spark your curiosity and deepen your appreciation for the stunning gardens you'll encounter along the way. Additionally, the tour's emphasis on history adds an extra layer of intrigue, allowing you to uncover the town's fascinating past through its beautiful gardens. With its unique blend of nature, culture, and expertise, the Kennebunkport Historic District Garden Stroll is an experience not to be missed.

Good to know

The Kennebunkport Historic District Garden Stroll takes place entirely outdoors, so make sure to dress comfortably and wear appropriate footwear. In order to ensure your comfort during hot days, the guides will seek out shaded areas whenever possible. The tour begins and ends in Dock Square, where your guide will be waiting near the large plant pots that house their logo. Please note that gratuities are not included in the tour price.

Reviews

Guests who have experienced the Kennebunkport Historic District Garden Stroll have raved about the knowledgeable and friendly guides who made the tour truly memorable. Many praised the tour for its perfect blend of gardening expertise and historical insights, allowing them to appreciate the town's beauty from a new perspective. Visitors were delighted by the stunning gardens they encountered along the way and appreciated the opportunity to learn from passionate local gardeners. Overall, guests were extremely satisfied with the tour and highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in plants, history, and the enchanting town of Kennebunkport.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Kennebunkport

We will walk by notable homes dating back to 1789 and the early 1800's, sharing stories of former residents, pointing out a colonial "kitchen garden" and trees planted after the Dutch Elm disease wiped out the elms.

Ganny's Garden

We will finish with a visit to "Ganny's Garden" fashioned after a needlepoint carpet created by the late First Lady, Barbara Bush and dedicated to her as a surprise by her family and friends.

Reviews

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Tom_W

Personal stories of the town. It was obvious our guide enjoyed the history and relating those stories to her guests.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-28 07:14