Welcome Listings here are in order by date.

May 2008

Elmira Horticultural Society
Garden tour 2008
Saturday May 24, 2008
details tba


Saturday May 31, 2008


The Shaw Guild’s Secrets of Niagara Garden Tour – explore six charming private Niagara spring gardens. Guild members and feature sheets at each site will detail special points of interest about each garden.

Make a day of it by including a matinee or evening performance at the Shaw Festival. Theatre tickets $69 to $105 Saturday May 31 performances: An Inspector Calls (2pm) The Little Foxes (2pm); Wonderful Town (8pm). Add a picnic lunch to your day for just $12.95 (new Gourmet Picnic $15.95)

where to buy tickets Shaw Festival box office

cost $20

will tickets be available on day of tour? Yes at the box office and the gardens on the tour

email contact info boxoffice@shawfest.com

telephone contact 1-800-511-7429

name of group organizing the tour Shaw Festival

website url www.shawfest.com

June 2008


Wednesday June 4, 2008

10-6 pm

13th annual Group of Seven B&B Garden and Artisan Tour

where to buy tickets 601 Mill Street South in Newcastle , Ontario . Take the 401 highway to exit 440 and go south on Mill Street. If you get to the shore of Lake Ontario , go back 6 houses to our home!

cost free

will tickets be available on day of tour? yes

email contact info lilaccottage601@hotmail.com

telephone contact Wendy Westwood 905-263-4285

name of group organizing the tour Group of Seven B&B

[Yahoo map of Clarington]

Lynedoch Garden Tour
near Delhi Ontario
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Price: $8.00
At Lynedoch, June 7, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tour big and small gardens. Costs $8.
Also a country market square with vendors. Sponsored by Lynedoch Community Group. Contact Judy at 519-582-1519.

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Volunteer Committee 2008 Tour of Note

Saturday June 7, 2008
10 am to 4 pm

Paris Ontario Garden Tour
Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8
10 - 4 each day

Parkdale and Toronto

Sunday June 8th , 2008

10-4 pm

Parkdale and Toronto Garden Tour Limited tickets are sold for this big tour featuring 18 distinctive and established gardens, all within walking distance in Toronto .

where to buy tickets Starting May 10, at Another Story Bookshop at 315 Roncesvalles Ave in Toronto

cost $15

will tickets be available on day of tour? yes

email contact info Tim Worgan tim.worgan@utoronto.ca

telephone contact Lillian 416-534-4043

name of group organizing the tour Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto

name of charity receiving funds (if applicable) public gardening projects


Georgetown - Garden Tour

Sunday June 8, 2008
Description: The annual Garden Tour. Please check our website for further details.
Location: Locations will be made available on our website. Check for further details.
City/Town: Georgetown
Province: ON
Contact Name: Lil Taggart
Website: www.georgetownhorticulturalsociety.com
District: 6
Society Name: Georgetown Horticultural Society
Category: Garden Tour
[Yahoo map of Georgetown]

CHINGUACOUSY: Garden Tour & Strawberry Social

Tuesday June 10, 2008
Time: 08:00 to 09:30
Description: Garden Tour & Strawberry Social
Location: Professor's Lake Recreation Centre 1660 North Park Drive
City/Town: Brampton
Province: Ontario
Contact Name: Elser Lee Archer
Contact Phone: (416) 358-9945
Contact Email: elserlee@rogers.com
District: 15
Society Name: Chinguacousy Garden Club
Category: A Society Meeting- Open to the Public

St.Thomas & District - Garden Tour
Start Date: June 15, 2008
End Date: June 15, 2008
Description: Visit 10 fine gardens in the St.Thomas area
Location: Tickets and refreshments at 234 Sunset Drive, St.Thomas
City/Town: St.Thomas
Province: ON
Contact Name: Diane Vaughan
Contact Phone: 519-633-3213
Contact Email: dvaughan@sympatico.ca
District: 10
Society Name: St Thomas & District Horticultural Society

Riverdale - Toronto
start and end times June 14 and 15, 11-4
Through the Garden Gate: Riverdale, a one day pass includes the professionall written Comprehensive Garden Guide, access to over 20 private gardens throughout Toronto ’s Riverdale area and shuttle service throughout the day.
where to buy tickets Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Ave. E.
cost $40 (TBG members $35)
will tickets be available on day of tour? Sold out previous years
email contact info telephone contact 416-397-1341
name of group organizing the tour Toronto Botanical Garden
name of charity receiving funds (if applicable)
website url http://www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca/events/ttgg.htm

OTTAWA VALLEY: OVER THE HEDGE Country Garden Tour with a Twist
Start Date: Saturday June 14, 2008
End Date: Sunday June 15, 2008
Time: 10:00am to 04:00pm
Description: Country Garden Tour with a Twist: Take a peek "Over the Hedge" at 10 fabulous gardens in the Kemptville, Manotick, Burritts' Rapids and Merrickville areas on June 14 and 15, 2008 The twist? As an option take the tour as part of a fun car rally - no time or speed considerations apply to this unique rally - just a few special surprises and one-of-a-kind prizes for lucky winners. Cyclists are welcome too! "Over the Hedge" is a fundraiser for the Ottawa Botanical Garden Society which is dedicated to building a Botanical Garden of Canada. OBGS individual/group members-$25/$30. General public-$35. For info and to register: www.ottawagarden.ca or: 613-747-0600
Location: Self-guided tour - map will be provided.
City/Town: Around the Kemptville, Merrickville, Burritt�s Rapids, Manotick areas
Province: ON
Contact Name: Event Coordinator
Contact Phone: 613-747-0600
Contact Email: overthehedge08@yahoo.com
Website: www.ottawagarden.ca
District: 2
Society Name: N/A
Category: Garden Tour


Sunday June 15 (Father’s Day), 2008,


Sarnia Master Gardener’s Garden Tour. Proceeds help to subsidize members’ education and to support our community garden projects.

where to buy tickets after June 4th at: DeGroot's Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 542-3435, Jenny's Floral Studio, 680 Cathcart Blvd., 332-2221, Lapier's Flowers & Gifts, 746 Exmouth St., 339-1414, Macklin's Flowers, 108 Mitton St. S., 337-2392

cost $10

will tickets be available on day of tour?

email contact info masgrdnr@ebtech.net

telephone contact 519-542-4312

name of group organizing the tour Sarnia Master Gardener’s

name of charity receiving funds (if applicable) Sarnia Master Gardener’s


[Yahoo map of Sarnia]


Saturday June 21 , 2008


Magical Gardens of Leaside Tour – seven city gardens provide an opportunity to see how various challenges are overcome and beautiful spaces are created

where to buy tickets by mail, or at several stores in Leaside including Gentry clothiers in Sunnybrook Plaza , and write impressions on Bayview Avenue at Millwood

cost $10

will tickets be available on day of tour?

email contact info Joanna Blanchard jblanchard@tsh.to

telephone contact Joanna Blanchard 416-422-0538

name of group organizing the tour Leaside Garden Society

name of charity receiving funds (if applicable)


Sunday, June 22, 2008
between 12:30 and 4:30
Tour four diverse and beautiful residential gardens,
as well as the unique Fergus Arboretum,
which is located on the banks of the Grand.
rain or shine
The Garden Tour is self-guided. Admission is free.
A donation to our local food bank would be appreciated.
Garden Tour Locations and Maps are available at:
LittleTree Nursery (Hwy#6 North, Fergus)
Cedar Spring Nursery (South River Road, Elora)
Fergus Information Centre (Albert & Tower St. S.)
www.gardenontario.org (follow the links)
For further information call (519) 843-3131

Guelph Gardenscapes 2008
Sunday June 22, 2008
noon-5:30 pm
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
10 private Guelph gardens; Volunteers of Macdonald Stewart Art Centre present their 16th annual self-guided tour of 10 private gardens, rain or shine.
Tickets $15 available at all gardens on June 22, and at Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.

Elora and Salem Horticultural Society Local Garden Tour
Wednesday June 25, 2008
Gardens on the tour provide topics for information exchange; bring camera; 7 p.m.; free, 519-846-8123, carpool from Elora Public School parking lot, Elora
Society Name: Elora & Salem Horticultural Society
[Yahoo map of Elora]

Mississauga Ontario
Saturday June 21 , 2008
The 43rd Annual Cloverleaf Garden Tour route is less than 10km long featuring 8-10 gardens. We suggest you allow yourself at least 4 hours to make all the stops at a leisure pace, with a stop for lunch in the Café at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre.

Included in the 2008 tour is a stop at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre (1389 Cawthra Rd.) for a Judged Decorative Flower Show presented by club members, a Silent Auction, a Plant Sale, and the Café (serving soup, sandwiches, muffins, coffee, tea and more).

where to buy tickets
starting the end of May Sheridan Nurseries, 2069 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E. (east of Dixie ), 905-624-3722
Sheridan Nurseries, 606 Southdown Rd., (Clarkson), 905-822-0251
Impressionable Gifts, 74 Lakeshore Rd. E. (west of Hurontario), 905-271-8999
cost $15

will tickets be available on day of tour? Yes at Port Credit Library (outside, near the entrance into the library) and Mississauga Seniors’ Centre, 1389 Cawthra Rd. (south of Q.E.W.)

email contact info Manuela Neto manuela.neto@sympatico.ca
telephone contact Manuela Neto 905-274-8938
name of group organizing the tour Cloverleaf Garden Tour
name of charity receiving funds (if applicable) unknown
website url http://www.gardenontario.org/site.php/clover/about/programs/?ID=116

CollingWood - Garden Tour
Monday June 30, 2008
A drive yourself Garden Tour to see the Hosta and Country Garen of Trish Symon plus two neighbouring gardens then a visit to Glen Echo Garden Centre & Lunch in Caledon. Wow, what more could a gardener ask for? Come join us on this whirl - wind excursion.
Location: Departure Time and Location to be published when confirmed.
City/Town: Collingwood
Province: On
Contact Name: Jane McCabe
Contact Phone: (705) 446 - 0534
Contact Email: david_mccabe@sympatico.ca
District: 16
Society Name: Collingwood Horticultural Society
Category: Flower Show
[Yahoo map of Collingwood]

July 2008

Elmira and District Horticultural Society Garden Tour of Homes
Saturday July 5, 2008
Self-guided garden tour; $10; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; tickets available at Elmira Photo, Arthur Street, 519-669-0011, Elmira

Listowel and District Horticultural Society Garden Tour
Saturday July 5, 2008
$10; tickets may be purchased at Listowel Landscaping, Hwy 23, north of Listowel commencing at 10 a.m., Listowel

GRAND BEND House & Garden Tour
Saturday July 5, 2008
Time: 10:00am to 04:00pm
Description: Tour of 8 unique and beautiful homes and gardens with complimentary light lunch included. Sat July 5 10am-4 pm. Advance tickets: $15 (contact 519-238-2212). Day of Tour passes: $20, cash only @ the Caddy Shack, Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend.
Location: Caddy Shack, Grand Cove Estates
City/Town: Grand Bwend
Province: ON
Contact Name: Marian Maguire/ Jane St-Laurent
Contact Phone: 519-238-2212
Contact Fax: 519-238-6073
Contact Email: janestlaurent@sympatico.ca
District: 10
Society Name: Grand Bend & Area Horticultural Society
Category: Garden Tour

Aberfoyle Agricultural Society's Garden Tour

Sunday July 6, 2008
7 country gardens; $10, tickets at Puslinch Library, Brock Road Nursery, Accents for Living and The Bird's Nest; refreshments; noon to 5 p.m.; rain or shine, 519-763-1268, Puslinch Township

Parry Sound-Garden Tour
Sunday July 6, 2008
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Description: Gardens of Carling Township
Location: Carling Township
City/Town: Parry Sound
Province: ON
Contact Name: Margaret Hutchinson
Contact Phone: 705-389-1264
District: 18
Society Name: Parry Sound & District Horticultural Society
[Yahoo map of Parry Sound]

Stratford Garden Tour
Sunday July 6, 2008
12:00 to 05:00 pm
ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR Sunday, July 6, 2008 Noon to 5:00 pm
Mark your calendars for this date - come along, bring a friend and enjoy 8 beautiful and distinctly different private gardens.
Passes are available from Monday, June 02nd at local garden centres,
Anything Grows and The Castle Garden in St. Marys and on July 6th at City Hall from 10:00 am
Location: PERENNIAL CHALLENGE Use your expertise to identify the flagged perennial in each garden. Four correct answers entitles you to enter a draw for a lovely prize donated by Anything Grows (prize will be on display) SILENT AUCTION In another garden: An original watercolour; garden statuary; and a wood carving. All items donated by local and area artisans **Master gardeners on site at some locations **Bring your camera and notepad
City/Town: Stratford
Province: Ontario
Contact Name: Henry McVey
Contact Phone: 519-273-6404
District: 10
Society Name: Stratford & District Horticultural Society
[Yahoo map of Stratford]

The Markham Garden and Horticultural Society presents its 2008 Garden Tour on
Sunday, July 6
from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See inspiring outdoor spaces and talk with the gardeners who create and nurture them. The tour is self-guided--plan your route and see the gardens at your own pace. Rain or shine. Tickets are $10 each and include a map to 11 gardens in Markham and Unionville. Tickets on sale now. For more information, please email MarkhamGardenTour@gmail.com.

Tickets available at:
• The Backyard Naturalist, 6148 Main Street, Stouffville (E of Ninth Line)
• Cedargrove Greenhouses, 7702 14th Avenue, Markham (E of Reesor Rd)
• The Green Building, 10666 Hwy 48 (S of Elgin Mills)
• Kim's Nature, 10011 Highway 48, Markham (at Major Mackenzie)
• Pine Ridge Garden Gallery, 4038 Highway 7, Unionville (E of Warden)
• Sheridan Nurseries, 4077 Highway 7, Unionville (E of Warden)
• Valleyview Gardens, 8636 Reesor Road, Markham (N of Hwy 7)
• York Downs Garden Centre, 9719 Kennedy Road, Unionville (N of 16th Ave)
[Yahoo map of Markham Ontario]


Saturday July 12

1 to 7 pm

14th annual tour of dozens gardens some overlooking Georgian Bay

where to buy tickets see website

cost $15 before July 1st, $20 after

will tickets be available on day of tour?

email contact info n/a

telephone contact The Library 705-549-7164

name of group organizing the tour Friends of the Penetanguishene Library

name of charity receiving funds (if applicable) Penetanguishene Library

website url www.librarygardentour.ca

[Yahoo map of Penetanguishene]

St. Catharines Horticultural Society Annual Garden Tour is to be held on Sunday, July 13, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at various outlets, including Broadway Gardens in St. Catharines, Mori Gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Vermeers in Welland, at selected Avondale Stores and at all of the nine gardens on the tour. Please contact Shirley Bryson at (905)682-4030 for further information. Our self-guided tour will go on, rain or shine. Free Door Prizes!

ST. MARYS: Annual Garden Tour
Sunday July 13, 2008
1:00 to 6:00 pm
Description: Visit 8 of the very best 2008 gardens in St. Marys/Stonetown during the Heritage Festival weekend.
Location: Maps and tickets on sale in front of the Town Hall, Queen Street East
City/Town: St. Marys
Province: Ontario
Contact Name: Brenda Crawford
Contact Phone: 519 284 0959
Contact Email: bdcrawford@odyssey.on.ca
District: 10
Society Name: St Marys Horticultural Society
[Yahoo map of St. Marys]

Greater Toronto (east side Pickering, Ajax , Brooklin, Whitby , Burketon, Nestleton)

Sunday July 20, 2008

10 am-4 pm

description of tour A drive yourself tour. The pond tours this year will take place from Pickering, North on Brock heading eastward covering the areas of Pickering, Ajax, Brooklin, Whitby, Burketon and Nestleton. Tour ends with a BBQ. ~ Limited number of tickets available. ~ Register before 1st July.

where to buy tickets - fill out registration form online at: http://www.onwatergarden.com/form/papregn.htm and send with cheque to Christine Gill, 4691 Highway 7A, Nestleton , L0B 1L0 , Ontario

cost $10

will tickets be available on day of tour? no

email contact info grdnpond@yahoo.ca

telephone contact Joachim Doehler 905-986-0310

name of group organizing the tour Greater Toronto Water Garden Tour

name of charity receiving funds (if applicable) n/a

website url www.onwatergarden.com

I usually only list Ontario garden tours but this one is too big and too tempting to resist:

Garden Walk Buffalo
Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
Free, no tickets required

Buffalo NY's West Side - 205 Bidwell Parkway, Richmond Summer Senior Center, Allentown Association

Garden Walk Buffalo is a free, self-guided tour of more than 260 Buffalo gardens, one of the largest garden tours in America. Held annually on the last weekend of July (this year, Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27), Garden Walk has become one of Western New York’s most anticipated summer happenings. Tens of thousands of visitors join us each year, as we show off our city’s beautiful homes and gardens. You will leave refreshed, entertained, and inspired!

Visit www.GardenWalkBuffalo.com

Garden Walk Buffalo
P.O. 161
Buffalo, New York 14207
(716) 879-0123

Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce Counties group

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