On Saturday, June 24, Cumberland hosts the 2017 Cumberland Home and Garden Tour, offering curious explorers an exclusive glimpse into the homes, gardens, churches, studios and built spaces of the legendary village.
The third annual tour features 14 unique properties all within biking or walking distance. Visitors will get the chance to explore lush food gardens, ponds and fountains, beautiful rock work, entertaining spaces, artist studios, stunning wood work and restorations, homes on wheels, apartments, heritage gems, modern builds, herb gardens, fruit trees, berries, flowers, tortoises (yes, tortoises!), plant sales and more.
Downtown Cumberland offers great spots for refreshment breaks throughout the day!.
The tour is a perfect reflection of the eclectic character of the village, filled with surprises, twists and turns.
Tickets are $25. All proceeds support the Cumberland Community Forest Society, and its efforts to purchase and protect forest lands surrounding Cumberland. The society is working towards a purchase of more than 100 hectares of land alongside Perseverance Creek. This purchase follows close on the heels of a successful 40-hectare purchase in 2016.
Find online ticket links at www.cumberlandforest.com. Or stop by Design Therapy or Art Knapps in Courtenay, or Jipsi Tree or Rusty Rooster in Cumberland.
Tickets are redeemed for tour passports on June 24 in Village Square starting at 9 a.m.
The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.