Cannonball House

Built in 1765, the Cannonball House 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’
Lavender ‘Dilly Dilly’
Balloon Flower ‘Mariesii’
Coneflower ‘Sombrero'
Rose campion



Salvia ‘Rhythm & Blues’
Canna ‘Emily’
Sunflower ‘Starburst’
Lantana ‘Landscape Bandana Gold Improved
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Toto mix’
Annuals Canna ‘Emily’ Salvia ‘Mystic Spires Blue’ Wax Begonia ‘Prelude Pink’ Wax Begonia ‘Prelude White’ Begonia ‘Tophat Pink’ Begonia ‘Tophat White’ Dahlia ‘Mystic Illusion’ Lantana ‘Bandana Cherry’ Impatiens ‘Beacon Rose’ 4 O’Clocks Balsam
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Toto mix’