The Bordentown Historical Society will be having its Annual History in Bloom Garden Tour this weekend, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the rain date on June 26.

There will be a total of 22 gardens on display, 18 of which are private gardens and 4 public gardens. Patrons are invited to enjoy the beautiful gardens through a self-guided tour.

via Bordentown Historical Society
via Bordentown Historical Society
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via Bordentown Historical Society
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via Bordentown Historical Society
via Bordentown Historical Society
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You can go and see the "secret" gardens of Bordentown's private homes, Check out this video from when the garden tours were virtual in 2020 to get a peek at what some of these stunning gardens have to offer.

Make sure to stop in on Restaurant Row to check out some of the great eateries Bordentown has to offer. There will also be 7 Plein Air artists and musicians playing throughout the day at a number of garden locations, and they will be providing refreshments. Restaurant row and a lot of the boutique shops on Farnsworth Avenue and throughout Bordentown will be offering discounts to ticket holders.

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via Bordentown Historical Society
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You can buy tickets in advance by clicking here.

You can also buy them the day of the tour until 3 p.m. at The Friends Meetinghouse, located at 302 Farnsworth Ave.  All ticket holders must pick up the tour brochure and map at the Meetinghouse on the day before starting their tour.

"History in Bloom" is a fundraiser for the Bordentown Historical Society, which is a non-profit and they are working to restore the Clara Barton Schoolhouse and The Friends Meetinghouse from 1740.

Clara Barton Schoolhouse via Google Maps
Clara Barton Schoolhouse via Google Maps
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The Friends Meetinghouse via Google Maps
The Friends Meetinghouse via Google Maps
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One of the Top 50 Candy stores in the US is right here in Jersey

Black River Candy Shoppe in Chester New Jersey was selected in Food Network Magazine's “America’s 50 Best Candy Stores” a couple of years back and the story went viral online earlier this year.

I decided to take a trip down there for myself to see what they had to offer. Right, when you walk in you feel like you are Charlie about to take over the chocolate factory. Black River Candy Shoppe is a cute little candy shop offering hundreds of different types of candy.

They have old-school childhood candy as well as an incredible selection of newer candy varieties. Candy is displayed in old whiskey barrels, and a lot of their candy is sold in bulk by the pound. It is located in downtown Chester right off of Main Street. Check out the photos from my recent visit:

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