The 5th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour is coming up this weekend and Villagers are offering visitors an exclusive glimpse behind the fences, hedges and doors of legendary Cumberland! On Saturday June 15th over 20 home, gardens, churches and commercial spaces will be on the roster for curious tour attendees! From heritage classics to stunning re-builds and from herb gardens to active urban farms this tour offers something for everyone!
Visit the historic Cumberland home of Simon Leiser, owner of the Cumberland Big Store. Discover where Cumberland’s first (and only) socialist mayor laid his head. Wander through the sacred space of early Anglican residents. Check out the gorgeous renovation of Cumberland’s first famous Italian bakery. Poke around in a classic Bevan home turned holiday rental. Learn about the healing power of herbs and flowers. Find out about a special Cumberland home that has been in the same family since 1895. Explore lush gardens, urban farm stands, incredible new builds, beautifully designed water features, bee hives, healing herb gardens and so much more! Plus expect pop up surprises along the way including a Cumberland Forest plant sale, art shows, jazz concerts and more.
“The Cumberland Home and Garden Tour has become an annual celebration of the unique character of the Village. ” says Meaghan Cursons of the Cumberland Community Forest Society. “It’s reflects the creativity, history, innovation, beauty and inter-connectedness of the our little community. We’re so delighted about how this tour has developed over the years and grateful for the generous community members who have opened their doors to visitors.”
Tickets for the Cumberland Home and Garden Tour are on sale now at Jipsi Tree, Design Therapy and Art Knapp Courtenay. or visit cumberlandforest.com for links to online tickets. Organize a group of friends and do the tour on foot or bike stopping throughout the day for a cool drink or tasty snack from one of Cumberland’s awesome eateries.
100% proceeds from the Cumberland Home and Garden Tour supports the efforts of the Cumberland Community Forest Society to protect the forested watersheds around Cumberland. Find our more at Cumberland Forest on facebook or @cumberlandhomeandgardentour or @thecumberlandforest on Instagram.