At the June 22 meeting of the Camden Garden Club, members and guests were treated to a sneak preview of the 70th annual House & Garden Tour, which takes place on Thursday, July 20.

The seven unique properties open to ticket holders for this year’s fundraiser span a wide spectrum of styles, design and size ranging from a magnificent 21-acre estate and guest house overlooking Penobscot Bay, which incorporates every imaginable amenity, to two charming Camden town houses with an amazing shared perennial garden. The garage of another home on the tour is likely to draw more attention than the house or garden for anyone interested in classic automobiles. Inside there is vintage Bugatti, still competing in races with the homeowner behind the wheel, an immaculate C series Porsche, a number of antique toy cars, and a large collection of motoring memorabilia. The remaining homes and gardens are just as fascinating and, with a past history of excellent weather on tour day, the club is looking forward to another outstanding event.

The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m., rain or shine, and the proceeds fund the many beautification projects undertaken by Camden Garden Club such as covering the cost of the baskets of the red geraniums now adorning Camden’s lampposts, the colorful annuals planted in the traffic islands on Main Street and the additional expense of water and fertilizer to keep everything blooming throughout the summer.

Anyone interested in participating as a hostess should email camdengardenclub100@gmail.com Hostesses are entitled to receive a discounted tour ticket. For more information about the tour and where to purchase tickets please visit camdengardenclub.com.