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Backyard Lewes treasures open to public

Annual garden tour honored among state's top one-day events
Day lilies are popular flowers in Lewes gardens. Nine gardens were open to the public during the 24th annual Lewes Garden Tour, sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. BY RON MACARTHUR
July 2, 2014

Originally named the Zwaanendael Heritage Garden Tour, the annual Lewes Garden Tour was conceived by the late Mary Vessels, her brother Jack and sister-in-law Mickey. They wanted the public to see some of the hidden treasures in the backyards of Lewes. That was back in 1990; fast forward to 2002 and the tour was honored with the Governor's Tourism Award for an outstanding one-day event.