SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The 21st annual Gardens Of Uxbridge Tour is taking place on June 24th, featuring eight scenic gardens throughout Uxbridge and its surrounding area.
The tour is sponsored by the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario, and all the funds raised go towards local charities.
“It is a nice relaxing tour around beautiful gardens,” said Barb Pratt, organizer of the tour. “And the money goes to a good cause.”
She said each garden is unique, showcasing different designs and vegetation. One garden features a collection of rare coniferous trees and other sites have swimming pools, ponds, and one features a gazebo.
Half of the sites are town gardens, located in Uxbridge, and the other half are large country gardens, located along Uxbridge’s countryside surrounding the Oak Ridges Moraine.
The tour is a great way for participants to learn about new ways to design their garden and learn new gardening techniques.
“The owners of the gardens will be on hand, so it can be sort of educational. You can learn about new plants and new designs,” Mrs. Pratt said.
Restaurants throughout Uxbridge will be offering discounts to anyone who can show their garden tour passport.
The tour is self-guided. Participants are asked to pick up their tour passport at Shobrook Gardens, the morning of the tour, or they can reserve their passport online, at www.gardensofuxbridge.org, or in person at Blue Heron Books, The Tin Mill, and Branching Out Florist in Port Perry.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., this Saturday.
Mrs. Pratt said, “It is a lovely way to spend your day.”
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