THE Community Calendar
82nd Annual Savannah Tour of Home & Gardens
March 23 - March 26
The 82nd annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens will be held March 23 – 26, 2017. Presented by the Women of Christ Church Anglican and Historic Savannah Foundation in cooperation with the Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent Garden Club, the Tour offers a rare opportunity to appreciate the beautiful architecture, interiors, and gardens of Savannah’s Historic Landmark District and Historic Ardsley Park. Visit private homes not usually open to the public and walk down moss draped, oak-covered streets during colorful springtime in Savannah.
Beginning in 1935, the Women’s Auxiliary of Christ Church provided a direct response to charitable needs in Savannah as a result of the Great Depression. The first Tour featured five homes showcased in one evening and raised $50 for the community. The Tour continued to grow over the decades. In 1976, a partnership was formed between the Women of Christ Church Anglican (founded in 1733 with the founding of Savannah) and the Historic Savannah Foundation, a nationally recognized leader in historic preservation.
In addition to the Tour’s role in promoting Savannah, it also raises money for the support of several charities in Savannah and around the world via Christ Church Anglican. Proceeds also go to the many preservation projects of Historic Savannah Foundation and Ardsley Park. Recipients have included Habitat for Humanity, a local food mission serving over 60,000 meals per year, a home for unwed teenage mothers and many more. All proceeds are used to meet charitable needs and to promote local preservation.
Special events this year include an old-fashioned Southern lunches, interactive history tours and evening events. Informative seminar topics include: Savannah historic preservation and restoration, antique exploration and interior design.
A detailed listing of the Walking Tours of private homes and gardens, special events, and informative lectures are available on our official website: www.savannahtourofhomes.org. Tickets may be purchased on the website or by calling 912-234-8054.
Ticket sales are expected to be brisk, with limited availability to special events. For further information, tickets or brochures, please contact the Tour of Homes & Gardens office in Savannah, Georgia (912) 234-8054 or visit our website at www.savannahtourofhomes.org.