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July 17, 2015
For immediate release
Annual Government House Garden Party
Lieutenant Governor's Office
This annual tradition is always popular and the grounds of Fanningbank are being prepared with extra seating and tables. As usual, light refreshments will be available including beverages, sweets, strawberries and ice cream. The popular flower gardens, including the large rose garden, 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 10:00am and continuing until 3:30 without appointment. Advance notice of groups larger than ten people is always appreciated. Other times for group tours can be arranged by appointment.
Government House has had many distinguished visitors in its 180-year history. The first Royal Visit was in 1860 when the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII was in Prince Edward Island. Most recently, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were overnight guests in 2014 and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. The front steps are also the location of the well known photograph of the Fathers of Confederation delegates from 1864.
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.