Worthington Historical Society Tour of Homes and Gardens 2013

The Worthington Historical Society is pleased to announce that this year’s home and garden tour, set for July 14th from 12:30-5:30 p.m., will take place at one of Worthington’s most historic and picturesque neighborhood’s, Riverlea. Known for its unique homes, expansive gardens and beautiful artwork, this year’s Riverlea tour has something for everyone. Built primarily in the 1940s, many of the homes and gardens on the tour are situated along the peaceful Olentangy River and represent the Cape Cod style of architecture that the Worthington area is known for.

This year’s tour is special because patrons will also have the opportunity to view artwork from local artist Julie Ricketts, as well as pieces from her current students and works from the late Bill Arter (1912-1972). Arter is a celebrated watercolorist who is best known for his Columbus Vignettes and Worthington Vignettes, which contain sketches and articles about landmarks throughout the area. Arter was a member of the Worthington Historical Society, and his works will be on display in his former home.

The self-guided tour consists of 14 stops, including five gardens, 10 homes and two art stops. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Old Rectory and Fritzy Jacobs for $12. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at the Oval in Riverlea for $15.

For more information about this tour and other upcoming events in Worthington, go to visitworthingtonohio.com.