The garden gates and front doors are just about ready to open on Camden Garden Club’s 69th Annual House & Garden Tour, Thursday, July 21.

Rain or shine, this year’s ticket holders will enjoy a lovely shingle style cottage with private decks affording a peak of Camden Harbor; a remodeled charmer with gardens created to harmonize with nature, and a fabulous residence overlooking a private pond designed with both indoor and outdoor entertaining in mind. A magnificent garden that has been divided by dramatic cedar hedges into large garden rooms full of perennials, specimen trees, a tropical bed and a vegetable garden will inspire all who visit and, finally, a hidden gem reflecting the arts and crafts style and decorated with a touch of whimsy and many unique pieces.

An added bonus this year is Dooryard Farm, a MOFGA-certified organic vegetable farm. Owner Cooper Funk will be on hand to offer advice and tours of the propagation house and growing fields.

For the outdoor portion of the tour, on lawns and garden paths and at the farm, sensible footwear is recommended. Shoe covers will be provided for inside the homes.

Tour sponsors are Maine Home + Design, Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, Pen Bay Pilot – Wave, Maine Coast Construction and The New England Real Estate Company.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on tour day. Advance tickets can be purchased online and at various locations in Camden, Rockport, Belfast, Rockland and Waldoboro. More information can be found at on “The Tours” page or contact