You’re invited to attend Gardenscapes 2016, a self-guided tour of 8 Guelph gardens on Sunday, June 12 from noon to 6 pm (rain or shine).
Gardenscapes 2016 is a fundraising project of the Art Gallery of Guelph Volunteers in support of art acquisitions. Back this year! A Master Gardener is at each site. Master Gardeners are volunteer certified horticultural experts who provide in depth sustainable gardening information to the general public.
Admission is $15. The tour can begin at any garden. Tickets with maps are available at all gardens on the day of the tour. Advance ticket sales with maps available at:
Please visit us and relax with a cool lemonade, tea, or coffee in our Hospitality Suite at the Art Gallery of Guelph. Indulge in the special treats prepared by our volunteers for your pleasure. From noon to 5 pm.
Gail and Gordon Jahn (66 Christine Drive)
Gord and I purchased our home in 2008. The mature plantings allowed us to drop our award –winning waterfall pool into a very secluded corner of the yard. I planted the gardens around the pool to add a splash of colour. The new decking was installed by Hickory Dickory Deck, and the beautiful mortise and tenon timbers in the front portico were installed by HFH Inc.
Geoff Jackson and Stephanie Cherry (38 Oxford Street North)
We are honoured to take part in this event. We moved in last June knowing we were taking on a new adventure in gardening. We made some slight changes by transplanting and laying sod and mulch. Our hope is that you enjoy our garden and we learn more about it. We decided to take the philosophy that life is a garden-dig it! And we hope that you dig it too.
Eric and Tricia Voss (16 Glasgow Street North)
Over the past eight years, we have added to and expanded our little garden, selecting low maintenance plants and flowers. The focal point of the garden is the clematis climbing over the front of the house. Many evenings are spent on the porch enjoying the beauty of its purple flowers. A vine-covered gazebo in the back yard adds a natural feel.
Patricia Cawley-Reid (18 Glasgow Street North)
This little garden began on a rainy May 24 weekend with a grass backyard, a shed in the middle, and friendly offerings of perennials and an ornamental pear tree. Now 12 years and many changes later, low maintenance plants and potted annuals provide season long colour to enjoy over tea with my cats and wine with my friends.
Jeff and Lisa Burke (26 Mary Street)
Fifteen years ago, it was grass and a giant spruce, but we had a plan and experienced neighbour gardeners. The plan has been side-tracked by fire, roadwork, tree removal etc., but is evolving to provide views across Mary Street and along Albert. The appearance of baby native cactus grown from seed gives us delight and courage.
Frank and Janet Webster (9 Latenda Place)
Over the past 12 years, we have built on what was planted by previous owners. We have chosen plants to provide colour, texture, and interest to bees, birds, and butterflies; replaced some aging trees and shrubs, as well as added a vegetable plot for an all-purpose yard.
Elspeth and Ranjit Singh (135 Hume Rd. RR1. Puslinch)
Pineapple Cottage was designed and built in 2004 after we fell in love with a skinny acre of beautiful trees – dogwood, hawthorn, pine and apple. Now, rustic beds, created with lots of compost and due respect for light and terrain meld into the forest. Drought resistant perennials thrive, though roses do receive extra care. Our garden is evolving as gardens do. We have more ideas than energy!
Debbie and Steve Warren (41 Mallard Court)
We have enjoyed our home for the past 17 years and have watched both the garden and children grow up here. Everything in the garden was selected and planted by us and blends our personalities and combined efforts. With greenery and colour, we have created privacy to enjoy in our hot tub and on the patio, and in addition, provided a welcoming corner lot view for our neighbours.