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A Summer Day on Brant Point

The Nantucket Garden Club will have its 65th Annual House and Garden Tour “ A Summer Day on Brant Point” this Wednesday, August 7 from 11 am to 4 pm. Funds raised by the tour are returned to the Nantucket Community as annual scholarships to four Nantucket High School graduates and as financial support to numerous community organizations.

This year’s tour features seven homes and gardens and an additional garden in the Brant Point area. A complimentary Tea and Boutique will be held at the U. S. Coast Guard Station Brant Point. Tickets may be purchased at homes during the day of the tour for $75, or online prior to the tour for $70 at www.nantucketgardenclub.org.

Free round-trip shuttle service for the tour will be available from 20 Federal Street to Brant Point beginning at 10:45 am on Wednesday.

Homes on the tour this year include 72 Hulbert Avenue, an upside down house designed by Gwynne Thorsen with a nautical influence; 62 Hulbert Avenue, a restored home by Botticelli & Pohl with an inviting swimming pool and fire pit surrounded by lush gardens. 61 Hulbert Avenue was built in 1924 and is listed on the Historic Island Registry—the seaside garden with David Austin roses, plumbago topiaries, lilies and dahlias is a delight. Also on the tour are 57 Hulbert Avenue, designed by William Edward Shepherd, built in 1937 with a nod to Nantucket’s maritime heritage; 1 Henry Street, the only house facing Henry Street, built in 1923 and featuring a deep lawn and perennial garden with native plants; 13 Easton Street, high on the corner of Easton and Hulbert and redesigned by Botticelli & Pohl with a luxurious walled garden gracefully curving through the property; 26 Easton Street, a tranquil English- style cottage garden with a perennial border; and 42 Easton Street, originally the Breakers Hotel and redesigned into two 3-story living and guest homes with stunning harbor views.

This is a beautiful walking tour of Hulbert Avenue and Easton Street. The Nantucket Garden Club looks forward to welcoming you to these homes and gardens. More than 70 floral designs completed by members will be on display in the homes.

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