Cannonball House

Located at the intersections of Bank Street and Front Street, the Cannonball House, built in 1765, is an iconic landmark for Lewes and is the home of the Lewes Historical Society’s maritime museum. It is called the Cannonball House because of the wide array of scars it shows, including an imbedded cannonball in its foundation, from the infamous Bombardment of Lewes in 1813.

In early 2016 the Lewes Historical Society asked Lewes in Bloom to partner with them to redo the courtyard space behind the Cannonball House (c1765). The Patrons who developed the garden were inspired by Colonial Williamsburg and other historic gardens. The garden was laid out with a central bed and four corner beds. There are pathways and surrounding garden beds. The Patrons work to use flowers and bulbs that a woman living in the house in 1765 might have used. The garden is shadier than most other gardens in Lewes and this gives it a quiet beauty. It’s a beautiful garden for all who gather here.




Harrington Plum Yew
Camellia Japonica hybrid ‘Ballet in Pink’
Reblooming Azalea ‘Bloom-a-thon lavender’
Winterberry ‘Berry Poppins’
Winterberry ‘Mr. Poppins’  (male pollinator)
Rose ‘Honey perfume’
Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’
Encore Azalea ‘Autumn Sunburst’


Daylily ‘Primal Scream’
Balloon Flower ‘Mariesii’
Rose campion



Salvia ‘Saigon Lake Victoria’
Lantana ‘Trailing Lavender’
Sunflower ‘Soluna Lemon’
Canna ‘Emily’

Center Bed

Impatiens ‘Becon Rose’
Salvia ‘Saigon Lake Victoria’
Canna ‘Emily’


Wax begonia ‘Super Olympia Pink’
Wax begonia ‘Super Olympia White’
Salvia ‘Mystic Spires Blue’
Salvia ‘White Flame’

Surrounding Border

Begonia ‘Top Hat Pink’
Dahlia ’Mystic Illusion’
Wax begonia ‘Super Olympia Pink’
Wax begonia ‘Super Olympia White’
Balsam (Lady Slippers)
4 O’Clocks