Government House garden party takes place on Wednesday
Visitors are invited to the annual Government House garden party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22. Residents and visitors alike are welcome and there is no dress code.
“This annual tradition is always popular and the grounds of Fanningbank are being prepared with extra seating and tables,” states a news release from Lt.Gov. Frank Lewis and his wife Dorothy.
Light refreshments will be available including beverages, sweets, strawberries and ice cream. The popular flower gardens will be accessible for walking and pictures.
The Front Porch T-D Jazz Band will be providing the music this year.
Other than the day of the garden party, Government House is open for free, bilingual guided tours until the end of August, Monday to Friday, with tours every half hour starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until 3:30 p.m. without appointment. Advance notice of groups larger than 10 people is always appreciated. Other times for group tours can be arranged by appointment. Visitors to Government House are reminded that parking is limited at all times and restricted on the day of the garden party to those requiring mobility assistance.