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2014 Chester Garden Tour

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ANNUAL CHESTER GARDEN TOUR

A Self-Guided Tour of Private Gardens in Chester, NS

Chester (NS) - The Annual Garden Tour in Chester offers a rare peek into some of the most beautiful private gardens in the Village of Chester and area. This self-guided tour, sponsored by the Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce, takes place rain or shine on Saturday, July 19, 11 am to 4 pm. 

The tour features six exceptional gardens chosen for their diversity in style, size, setting and site conditions, many with ocean views, and also includes a tour of John Risley's greenhouses and stables. Among the featured gardens this year is Fox Hill, overlooking beautiful Marriott's Cove. Oceanview Garden Centre and Landscaping designed all the gardens that surround the main house, guest house, the gazebo, pool house and the area surrounding the pool. Enjoy the ocean view as you stroll through the gardens, which have been described as "breathtaking" and "a once in a lifetime experience." Oceanview Garden Centre and Landscaping staff will be on hand at Fox Hill during the tour to answer any gardening questions you may have. Volunteers will be on hand at all the gardens to help direct garden "tourists" to parking and to the next garden.

Participants will pick up their information packages at the Chester Visitor Information Centre (Old Train Station on North Street) before starting the tour. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event and include a $5.00 coupon redeemable at participating local restaurants. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the local Visitor Information Centre, which is operated by the Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce and is one of the few remaining local VICs in this part of the province.

For information and to purchase tickets: Contact the Chester Visitor Information Centre. Phone: 902-275-4616 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce fosters a climate encouraging economic development, growth and prosperity throughout the Municipality of the District of Chester; promoting a lifestyle that attracts people to live and work in our communities.

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MEMO TO OUR MEMBERS

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Re OHC

Please see here for a memo to members re the Board's support of Our Health Centre and how you can support this very necessary project.

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FARMERS' MARKET

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CHESTER ARTISAN AND FARMERS MARKET opened Friday, June 28 at the Old Train Station/Visitor Information Centre on Hwy 3/North Street. Please note that this is a new location for the Market. While you're at the Market, pop into the Visitor Information Centre to find out all the exciting events going on in the Chester area!

THE MARKET WILL RUN ON FRIDAYS FROM 10 - 2

For more information, call the VIC at 275-4616.

HUBBARDS FARMERS' MARKET is now open for the season. Located at the beautiful Hubbards Barn & Community Park, #57 Hwy 3 Hubbards, the market will run every Saturday until the end of October from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Some of the highlights of the summer are Story Time and Yoga at the Market. For more info visit www.hubbardsbarn.org or like us on Facebook.

NEW ROSS COUNTRY MARKET located at the Lion's Park across from New Ross School runs every Saturday until Thanksgiving weekend 9:00 am to 12 noon. Home Baked goodies, French Pastries, Fresh Produce, Jams and Jellies, Pickles, Meat, Fish, Eggs, Wine Jelly, Herbs, Crafts, Fox Hill Cheese, Soaps, Goat milk products and great coffee. For more info call Rubia 689-2020.

HELP US PUT CHESTER AND AREA ON THE MAP!

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Did you know that Nova Scotia has a great APP, which is easy to use and very informative?

Let's work together to promote events and add photo's of our area so that those who are traveling to NS and do not know the area very well will want to come for a visit! This APP will also help inform us all the events, news and traveling information that me need to get around in this beautiful province. It is also a must have for all those Nova Scotian's who live outside of NS and want to stay updated with current events and those who want to see beautiful photos of home.

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CHESTER and AREA MAP and DIRECTORY

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Our 2013 Chester and Area Map and Directory are available and are in the process of being distributed to many of our Visitor Information Centres in the Province as well as to local busineses.

If you have business brochures or event posters, please drop them off at our Visitor Information Centre.

We are pleased to have Janet Manktelow return this year as our VIC Manager. Janet will be working with our summer Visitor Information student, Angela Rafuse and our Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce summer co-op student Amanda Fancy. Amanda will be filling in when needed at our VIC.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ExploreChester

CHESTER & AREA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

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Our Chester and Area Vistor Information Centre is now OPEN. Please feel free to drop by and visit our staff.

Our hours of operation are as follows:  

  • June   10am - 5pm, closed on Mondays
  • July and August  9:30am - 5:30pm, 7 days
  • September and October  TBA
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