9th Annual Garden Tour FAQ

Garden Tour FAQs

When is the tour?

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where/when can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available online and at area retailers: Jordan’s Farm Stand, Nonesuch Books @ Mill Creek, Broadway Gardens, Cape Elizabeth Community Services.

Are there any discounts?

Tickets cost only $30 in advance and $40 on the day of the event.

Will you mail the tickets I purchase online?

No – online tickets are e-tickets. You may print your tickets at home or bring the ticket email on your mobile phone. The QR Code on your ticket(s) will be scanned at registration. Look for an “Online Tickets” check-in line. Every individual needs their own ticket but we can scan multiple tickets in the same e-mail or printing.

Where does the tour start?

Please start at the Registration table in Fort Williams Park, where you will find signs to guide you and ample parking. When you register, you will be given a tour program with information about the garden locations.

Is it a guided tour?

You may visit the gardens in any order you wish, and spend as much or as little time as you like. Each garden will have a volunteer docent, and some will have landscapers or owners to talk with if you have questions.

What if it rains?

Unless the rain is torrential, the tour will be held as scheduled. Information concerning postponement, if necessary, would be posted on www.fortwilliams.org.

Can I bring my kids and dog?

Children are permitted on the tour; however they must be supervised by an adult at all times. Those under 5 years old are admitted free; all others will need a ticket. Pets are not permitted.

Are the gardens handicapped accessible?

Gardens are not necessarily handicapped accessible. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable shoes, as a fair amount of walking may be involved.

Whom does the tour benefit?

The tour benefits the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Friends of Fort Williams Park. Proceeds from the tour will help support the largest environmental restoration project ever undertaken at the Park. Visit the Children’s Garden, Cliffside, Cliff Walk, and Lighthouse View sites to see what has already been accomplished!

Will lunches be available?

There are several good places for lunch in Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, convenient to the garden locations. Some are shown on the tour map, and there are also food trucks at the Park.

Other questions?

Call 207-767-3707 or send email to gardentour@fortwilliams.org.

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