Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2017 Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour

Saturday, June 3, 10 AM to 4PM

The ever-popular Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour, benefiting the library’s Children’s Programs and Adult Literacy, will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 10 to 4.  This year’s tour, “It’s All About the View,” will explore the Unionville area known for its horse farms, equestrian sports and stunning views of the rolling hills of Chester County.

Among houses on this year’s tour are two ‘sister houses’ of Nancy Penn Smith Hannum and Averell Penn Smith Walker. For 58 years, Mrs. Hannum served as the Master of Mr.Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds. Both houses are still owned by family members and are full of memorabilia of the Hunt. At another location visitors can visit the Unionville Academy, once attended by Kennett Library namesake, Bayard Taylor.

Other historic homes open for viewing have been updated to accommodate modern lifestyles while retaining an English countryside feel. Tour goers will see some amazing architecture, home décor and artwork.

Visitors will also be able to sample food and beverages from local restaurants and merchants.  In addition, local plein air artists will be painting in some of the gardens.

  • Tickets for the tour are $40 and may be purchased beginning May 1
    • Online at
    • In person at the library
  • Phone (610) 444-2702 for more information





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