Welcome Listings here are in order by date.

July 2009

What do you get to see on these tours? Here's photos from some of the tours I've enjoyed.

Saturday July 4, 2009

Listowel Horticultural Society
17th Annual Garden Tour
(10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Maps are available on the day of the Tour at Listowel Greenhouses, Highway #23 south of Listowel or early tickets are available from any Horticultural Director to be exchanged for maps on the day of the tour.
Tickets $15.00.
For more information call 519-356-2326.
[source] [Listowel, Ontario- Google maps]

Saturday July 4, 2009
Bolton, Ontario
Annual Bolton & District Horticultural Society Self-Guided Garden Tour of town and country gardens in the Bolton and Caledon East area will be on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket are $10/person and available at Forster's Book Garden, Zehrs Floral Dept, Glen Echo Nursery or by calling Lorraine at (905) 857-0321.

Saturday July 4, 2009
Elmira Horticultural Society Garden Walk
9am to 2pm
For more information on the garden walk or if you would like to volunteer to have your garden on the walk or to volunteer to help with the walk please contact; Barb Smith at 519-669-8239
[source] [Elmira, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday July 5, 2009
Thornhill, Ontario
Thornhill Garden & orticultural Society presents The Society's Annual Garden Tour. Membership: $15 (individual), $20 (family). Info: www.gardenontario.org.

Sunday, July 5, 2009
Annual Tour of the Gardens of Aurora
Noon - 5:00 pm
Visit seven unique and beautiful gardens in Aurora.
Tickets are $10, and are available at:
Caruso & Co., 15210 Yonge St. , Aurora
Flowers by Terry, 14799 Yonge St. , Aurora
R&R Revisited, 95 Edward St. , Aurora
Black Forest Garden Centre, 15445 Keele St. N. , King City
Pathways to Perennials, 4681 Lloydtown-Aurora Rd., Pottageville
For more information, please call 905-727-5926
or check the garden tour page [Aurora, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday July 5, 2009
Petrolia, Ontario

1 pm to 5 pm (rain or shine)
Petrolia's in Bloom Committee is hosting a garden tour on Sunday July 5th, 2009 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. There are ten gardens to tour. Tickets are $10.00 and are available in Petrolia at Petrolia Home Hardware, Oil Heritage District Community Centre and Windover Nurseries and in Sarnia at Degroots Nurseries. There will be tickets available at the Victoria Playhouse,at the corner of Greenfield and Petrolia Line on the day of the tour. This self guided tour will go on rain or shine. Please contact Dawn McNally at 519-882-4919 or dawnmcnally@hotmail.com for further information.
[Petrolia, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday July 5, 2009
Stratford Garden Tour

12:00pm to 04:00pm
Description: Come and see 8 beautiful gardens
Location: Buy tickets outside City Hall the day of the tour
Contact Name: Penny keegan
Contact Phone: 519 271 6625
Contact Email: pkeegan@sympatico.ca
[source] [Stratford, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday, July 5, 2009
Aberfoyle Agricultural Society Garden Tour in Puslinch
noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Tickets $10. Tickets and map are available at the Puslinch library, from Brock Road Nursery (Guelph), Accents for Living (Aberfoyle) and The Bird's Nest (Aberfoyle).
Info: 519-763-9849
[source] [Puslinch, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday July 11, 2009
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets available at the gardens on the day of the tour. See this page for more information.
[Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday July 11, 2009
PORT HOPE, Ontario
Garden tour
[details here]

Saturday July 11th, 2009
(9:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine)
Collingwood Agricultural Society's 4th Annual Garden Tour "Floral Reflections", a fund raiser for the Great Northern Exhibition in Collingwood, will be held Saturday, July 11th, 2009, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine.

The Tickets are $10.00 each and cover 10 unique gardens, many with water features in the Collingwood, Stayner, Creemore, Singhampton areas.

Tickets may be purchased at: in Collingwood - Smarts Flowers, 56 Hurontario St., Bank of Montreal, 79 Hurontario St.; in Stayner - The Petal Pushers, 264 Main St. E., Stayner Pet Centre, 276 Main St. E., in Creemore - Creemore Springs Brewery, Creemore Village Pharmacy, Creemore 100 Mile Store, all on the main street; and D & L Variety 4190 Cty Rd. 124 in Nottawa.

For ADVANCE TICKETS or more information please call 519-922-3448 or 705-444-1334. Visit our website www.greatnorthernex.com for a list of our Garden Sponsors and picnic areas, and be sure to VOTE for your favourite garden for the "People's Choice Award".
[source] [Collingwood, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday July 11 & Sunday July 12, 2009
Caledonia, Ontario
GARDEN TOUR: Residential and estate gardens are part of the 11th annual Caledonia Garden Tour, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12. Tickets cost $10 each. Complimentary treats served at the train station starting at noon. [source]

Sunday July 12, 2009
Orillia, Ontario
Garden tour: The Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society presents its Summer Garden Tour on Sunday, July 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchase in advance at Country Depot, Ego’s Nurseries, Garret’s Farm Market, LB Landscaping and at the Windmill Garden Centre. There will be artisans and Master Gardeners on site. [source]

Sunday, July 12, 2009
Agincourt Garden Tour
Begins at 1:00 pm
A self-guided tour of 8 gardens in northeast Scarborough, presented by the Agincourt Garden Club. Tickets are $10.00 each and will be available after noon on July 12 at Knox United Church, 2575 Midland Avenue (north of Sheppard)

Sunday July 12, 2009
Guelph Horticultural Society Tour
1:00 pm to 5:30 pm (rain or shine)
$8.00 per person (children under 12 free)

Enjoy a self driven visit to some of the finest gardens in Guelph and the surrounding area.
Juried Guelph Artists at each garden.
Suzuki String School of Music.
Refreshments and membership available

Gardens are located at:
4722 Concession 11
8 Rosanne Street
134 Dovercliffe Road
73 Queen Street
9 Flanders Road
7652 Maltby Road East
5 Kingswood Gate

Tickets will be available at the gardens on the day of the tour or in advance at:
Monte's Place; Royal City Nursery; Ray's Flowers; Sweet Violets; Meadowville Garden Centres
[source] [Guelph, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday July 12, 2009
St. Catharines Horticultural Society Annual Garden Tour
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the following gardens on the day of the tour:

10 St. Lawrence Dr.;
8 Stillwater Bay;
66 Glen Park Rd.;
12 Glenview Ave.;
9 Rockcliffe Rd.;
192 Lakeshore Rd.;
33 Johnston St.;
128Riverview Blvd.;
7 Shepherds Circle

Tickets are also available prior to the tour at Rice Road Greenhouses and Vermeers Garden Centre in Welland; Coles Florist in Grimsby; Mori Gardens in Niag-on-the-Lake; Copper Leaf in Jordan; the Watering Can, Bloomin' Busy, Forget-Me-Not Cards & Gifts and select Avondale Stores in St. Catharines.

For more information, please contact Shirley Bryson at (905)682-4030 or visit our website at: http://www.gardenontario.org/site.php/stcatherhs

Our self-guided tour will go on, rain or shine. Door Prizes!
[St. Catharines, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday July 12, 2009
Horizons of Friendship 12th Annual Homes, Gardens and Music Tour

Cobourg, Ontario
1:00pm to 05:30pm

An eclectic mix of homes and gardens situated in Cobourg and the surrounding countryside. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while you wander through the homes and gardens on this year’s tour with the sounds of some of Northumberland’s finest musicians. All proceeds go to the support of community development projects in Central America and Mexico.
Tickets are $30 (tax receipt $22)and are available at Victoria Hall Box Office, Sasha Pico Home D├ęcor in Port Hope, and at Horizons of Friendship (50 Covert St., Cobourg) 905 372-5483 x19 or 1-888 729-9928
Location: Cobourg and surrounding area
City/Town: Cobourg
Province: ON
Contact Name: Sarah Hedges-Chou
Contact Phone: 905-372-5483 Ext. 19
Contact Email: events@horizons.ca
Website: www.horizons.ca
[source] [Coburg, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday July 12, 2009
ST. MARYS Garden Tour

1:00pm to 6:00pm

8 private gardens. Advance tickets $8.00 available from: Anything Grows, Stratford, Cozyn's Garden Gallery, Stratford, Eclectic Treasure, St. Marys, Klomp's Garden Centre, Highway 7, The Castle Garden, St. Marys, Little Falls Florist, St. Marys. Day of tour $10.00 tickets available in front of the town hall 1-4 p.m.
Location: Gardens will be indicated on a map handed out in front of the town hall on July 12 between 1-4 p.m.
City/Town: St. Marys
Province: ON
Contact Name: Bonnie Innes
Contact Phone: 519 349 2107
Contact Email: medinalassie@hotmail.com
[source] [St. Marys, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday July 18, 2009
Clinton Quilt and Garden Tour

Time: 10-5
Cost: $12.00
A self guided tour of 8 private gardens in Clinton. Each garden will feature quilts and various other arts.

The event is a fundraiser for the School Car in Sloman Park

Tickets: Available now at Tasty Treats & Treasures in Clinton and Quilters by square in Goderich
[source] [Clinton, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday July 18, 2009
Niagara Falls, Ontario
10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine)
Certain to inspire! The Niagara Falls Horticultural Society's 15th Annual Garden Walk is Saturday July 18th, featuring 12+ amazing gardens to view from 10 am-4 pm, rain or shine. Marvel at the creativity, lush landscapes & beautiful flower gardens. Tickets are $10 & available now at:
Country Basket Garden Centre
Friends of Nature
Montgomery Bros./Northland
Mullen Garden Market
Rainbow Greenhouses Ltd.
By purchasing a ticket, you help us support beautification projects in our community & financially support educational endeavors. See you on the Walk!
Marlene 905 374 2104

Sunday, July 19, 2009
The Gardens by the Bluffs
Noon�- 4:00 pm
The Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society presents a tour of some well-kept secrets down by the Scarborough Bluffs.
Tickets are $10.00 each and will be available on the day of the tour at the parking lot of the Scarborough Recreation Centre at 3600 Kingston Road at Markham Road.
For more information call 416-261-7456
or check the garden tour page

Saturday July 25, 2009

Parry Sound, Ontario
Rosseau Garden Tour
[more info here]

Saturday, July 25, 2009
Lake Simcoe South Shore Garden Tour & Tea
Keswick and area
Tour: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tea: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Lake Simcoe Gardeners present a tour that includes Sutton, Roches Point and Keswick, ending up with a lakeside Tea.
Tickets are $10.00 each and are available at Petal Pushers, 18 The Queensway S, Keswick.
For more information call 905-476-3750.[Keswick, Ontario - Google maps]

June 2009

What do you get to see on these tours? Here's photos from some of the tours I've enjoyed.

Saturday June 6, 2009
Open Garden: A. M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens

Owned by Fanshawe College and managed by the horticulture program; featuring one of the largest collections of plants in Ontario; displaying over 2,000 species; gardening demonstrations; browse the rare perennial plant sale; bring picnic lunch; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; rain or shine, 519-245-4108, 28443 Centre Rd., Strathroy

Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, 2009
Paris Horticultural Society Garden Tour

10 am to 4 pm
tickets at Walter's Greenhouse, Sobey's Florist Shop, The River Lily, and Green Heron Books.

Sunday June 7, 2009
The Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto
Garden Tour
10 am to 4 pm
limited tickets - buy in advance

Sunday June 7, 2009
Georgetown Garden Tour
10 am to 4 pm

Tickets are $10.00 per person and may be purchased in advance at Foodstuffs - 89 Main Street or Hallmark Greetings in the Marketplace Mall on Guelph Street. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the sale at 24 Irwin Crescent. [source] [Georgetown - google maps]

Saturday June 13, 2009
K-W Symphony House and Garden Tour of Note

10 am to 4 pm
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
[info] [Kitchener-Waterloo in Google maps]

Sunday June 14, 2009
Guelph, ON
GardenScapes 2009
noon-5:30 pm

Admission $15 - Tickets available at all gardens on June 14 and at advanced locations.
Self-guided tour of 8 private Guelph gardens, rain or shine presented by Volunteers of Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.
Also, the Guelph Horticultural Society Tour takes place on Sunday July 12, 2009 [see more info here] [Guelph, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday June 14, 2009
The Secret Gardens Tour
Dundas Ontario
10.00 am to 4.00 pm: rain or shine.
Admission $15, includes refreshments.

A fundraiser for the Carnegie Gallery. -Tickets are available for purchase at The Carnegie Gallery, 905... and Bryan Prince, Bookseller 905-528-4508.
-Tickets are available now and on the day of the event.
-The Gallery has a web site and there is info on past tours available on it. You click onto events and then click on the poster.

Flamborough Horticultural Society will be selling plants outside the Gallery on the day of the tour. Brown bag lunches will be available for $10.00 as well as the refreshments served as part of the ticket price through out the day.
info: 905-627-4265
[Carnegie Gallery Events Listings] [Dundas, Ontario - Google maps]

Thursday June 18, 2009
Celtic Dream Garden Tour

3 acres of gardens including variety of plants, castles, sculptures, willow structures and standing stones; visiting Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty; $80 includes tours, transportation and lunch at Inn on the Twenty; part of Backyard Tourist program, 519-742-7752, Joseph Schneider Haus, 466 Queen St. S., Kitchener
[source] [Kitchener, Ontario - Google maps] [Jordan, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday June 20, 2009
Waterloo, ON
Garden Gate Garden Tour

6 backyard gardens featuring woodland gardens, water features, perennials, ground covers; sponsored by Knox Church, Waterloo; perennials for sale; $10 includes maps and refreshments; noon to 4 p.m.; call for tickets; Waterloo; 519-886-4150.
[source] [Waterloo, ON - Google maps]

Saturday June 20, 2009
3rd Annual Bud to Bloom Garden Tour
Kemptville, ON
10 am to 4 pm
$15 advance or $20 on day of tour
[Kemptville, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday June 20, 200
Lynden Horticultural Society Annual Garden Tour

1 pm to 4 pm
Five gardens showcased throughout village and on Governor's road. Tickets $10.00 available @ 519-647-3912 or day of tour. Refreshments at Tea Room (Lynde Community Park) included in price.
[source] [Lynden (Hamilton), Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday June 20 and Sunday 21, 2009
The Norfolk Historical Society and TD Canada Trust present
the Norfolk Heritage Garden Tour

Ten gardens in Simcoe Ontario will be featured in this year's fundraising event for the Society.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at the Eva Brook Donly Museum, 109 Norfolk St. S. in Simcoe or by calling 519-426-1583. Tickets are also available at the various gardens on the weekend for $12 each. All proceeds go to the operations of the museum & archives.

For more information about the Norfolk Historical Society, the Museum and the garden tour visit www.norfolklore.com
[source] [Simcoe, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday June 20, and Sunday, June 21, 2009
Toronto Garden Tour

Father's Day Weekend
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The gardens are located in the Bayview Ridge to Post Road area with headquarters located at
Toronto Botanical Garden,
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto.

Public $40 / TBG members $35
(tickets are limited, advance purchase recommended)

One day pass includes: Comprehensive Garden Guide; access to 14 beautiful private gardens; and complimentary shuttle service throughout the day.)

Sunday June 21, 2009
Garden Tour
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

There are 5 unique gardens featured in the 2009 Fergus Garden Tour.

Garden #1 Colwyn Farm, 6164 Wellington Rd 29 Getting there: Drive east on Belsyde St. E. to Wellington Rd. 29. Turn south (right) and drive 4.5 km to the Colwyn Farm Sign, located on the right hand side of the road.

Garden #2 6068 Wellington Rd 29 Getting there: this property is next door, immediately south to Colwyn Farm

Garden #3 540 Alice Street, Fergus Getting there. Turn north onto Scotland St. from the intersection of Belsyde St. E. and Scotland St. After passing Orangeville Rd., turn right onto Alice, and turn right into #540 Alice St.

Garden #4 633 Anderson St., Fergus Drive east along St. George St., from the intersection of Gartshore and St. George. At Anderson St., turn right to #633.

Garden #5 Terry Fox Park This park is bounded by St. Andrew St., Fergus St., and Beatty Line. Driving west on St. Andrew St. towards Elora, the park is located on the south or left side of St. Andrew St. A donation to our local food bank would be appreciated.

Location: The Garden Tour is self-guided. Admission is free. Garden Tour Locations and Maps will be available at: LittleTree Horticultural (Hwy#6 North, Fergus), Cedar Spring Nursery (South River Road, Elora), Fergus Information Centre (Albert & Tower St. S.) For further information call (519) 843-3131
[info] [Fergus, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday June 21, 2009
St. Thomas Garden Tour
11 am to 5 pm
[source] [St. Thomas, Ontario - Google maps]

Saturday, June 27, 2009
The Magical Gardens of Leaside (Toronto)
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A personal exploration of several Leaside Gardens. Come and meet the gardeners, exchange horticultural tips, ask questions, discover new ideas or simply smell the flowers.
Tickets are $10.00 each, available after May 26, and will be available at
Coldwell Banker, 874 Eglinton Ave East (at Laird)
Gentry Clothiers Inc, Sunnybrook Plaza
Royal LePage Real Estate, 1391 Bayview Avenue (at McRae)
STARS, Food shop, Caf� and Catering, 900 Millwood Rd (at Randolph)
write impressions, The last word in cards, 1515 Bayview Ave (at Millwood)
For tickets by mail, or for more information, please see our website

Saturday June 27, 2009
Cloverleaf Garden Tour (Mississauga, Ontario)
10AM – 4PM (rain or shine)

The Cloverleaf Garden Club’s 44th annual Garden Tour is a self-guided tour of 10 residential gardens in south-west Mississauga and includes the Brueckner Rhododendron Garden the Bradley Museum gardens.

In addition there will be a Silent Auction, free draws and a Judged Floral Design Show.

Tickets are $10 and are available from early June at Sheridan Nurseries and at other selected
retailers, as well as on June 27th at the Lorne Park Hall ( 1288 Lorne Park Rd )
and at the Port Credit Library, parking lot ( 20 Lakeshore Rd. East ).
Cloverleaf Garden Club
Contact: Manuela 905-274-8938
[Mississauga, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday, June 28, 2009
The Gardens of the Beach (Toronto)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm
Admission by ticket only
Tickets are $10.00 each and are available at:
Bill's Garden Centre (Pape, one block south of Mortimer)
East of Eliza (Woodbine & Gerrard)
Trinity Gallery (926 Kingston Road)
Cool, Green & Shady, 2012 Queen St. E.
Pet Valu, 2210 Queen St. E.
Trinity 1 Gallery, 926 Kingston Road
For more information, please call 416-690-5740
or see www.beachgs.ca

Sunday June 28, 2009
Brampton Horticultural Society Annual Garden Tour
10 am to 4 pm Rain or Shine!

This self-directed tour of some of Brampton's finest private gardens is an opportunity to see a diverse variety of different garden designs, to talk to the gardeners and be encouraged and inspired.

Tickets for the tour will be available starting in mid-May, and on the day of the tour at various locations.
[see flyer for more details] [Brampton, Ontario - Google maps]

Sunday June 28, 2009
Hearts of Northumberland Garden Tour 2009
Brighton area
10 am to 4 pm
tickets $20
For more information call: 905-885-8435
[Brighton, Ontario - Google maps]

May 2009

What do you get to see on these tours? Here's photos from some of the tours I've enjoyed.

Saturday May 9, 2009
Georgetown Garden Club Garden Tour


Saturday May 23, 2009
Cloverleaf Plant Sale
(8:30AM - 12 Noon or until the plants are sold out)

  • Gardening season is back. Mark your calendars and start planning for this year’s big event in Port Credit, Mississauga .
  • Member-grown perennial plants at great prices. Cash only. Rain or shine.
  • NEW this year: Vendors Robert Patterson and “Christou’s Creations" will be selling ornamental trellises and other iron arts.

Where: Port Credit Library, parking lot ( 20 Lakeshore Rd. East ), Mississauga

Contact: Edel Schmidt 416-953-1031

Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, 2009
Spring Bed & Beakfast House Tour and Shaw Guild Garden

Spend the weekend touring eight handsome private gardens and six charming bed and breakfasts. 1-866-855-0123

Sunday May 31, 2009
Canadian Cancer Society 4th Annual Spring Garden Tour
Mississauga ON
Location:Bradley Museum
Address:1620 Orr Road

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to present their 4th Annual Spring Garden Tour for 2009. We have chosen ten beautiful gardens in the Rattray Marsh area that have been generously offered up by the homeowners for this year's Garden Tour. As an added attraction this year, we are pleased to present Don Hancock, of Woodland Nurseries, who will be holding a seminar covering various topics such as, saving trees for the environment, changing trends in gardening, garden design and a question and answer period.

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