June 21, 2011 14:39 ET

Granite Hill Estates to Conduct Third Annual Garden Tour

Free and Open to the Public, the Tour Features a Buffet Lunch and Door Prizes

HALLOWELL, ME--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Granite Hill Estates (GHE), the Kennebec Valley's premiere continuing care retirement community, will conduct its Third Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the grounds of the GHE campus. Granite Hill Estates is located at 60 Balsam Drive in Hallowell, Maine.

"Last year's overflow crowd saw a wonderful display of gardening at its most beautiful," said Kathy Jorgensen, Granite Hill's executive director. "This year, we're adding to the festive feel of the day by displaying artwork along the campus walkways. So, in addition to showcasing nature in its most colorful splendor, we'll also be reflecting nature and life in the work of our local artists."

The Garden Tour is free and open to the public. A barbecue luncheon will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be a drawing for door prizes during the afternoon. Attendees will be able to vote for the best garden and the best planter box. The winners will be the reigning champions until next year's Garden Tour. And attendees also will be able to tour Granite Hill's apartments and cottages.

To get to Granite Hill Estates, take exit 109 from the south or 109B from the north off I-95 (Winthrop). Head west on Route 202. Take a left onto Edison Drive. GHE is on the right.

About Granite Hill Estates
GHE is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) nestled on 135 wooded acres in the heart of the Kennebec Valley. Offering cottage homes and apartments, GHE provides a full complement of amenities and services, including an indoor heated swimming pool; a fully equipped fitness center; snow shoveling, lawn care, and exterior home maintenance; housekeeping; and appliance maintenance. GHE received its CCRC designation from the Maine Bureau of Insurance in November of 2004. And GHE provides a continuum of care through the MaineGeneral Health System. For additional information, please visit

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