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Tickets now on sale for the annual Gardens of Uxbridge tour


UXBRIDGE: The annual Gardens of Uxbridge self-guided tour of private gardens is in its 28th year and will be hosted on Saturday, June 15th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We continue the tradition, with eight spectacular private gardens being showcased, both in the quaint town of Uxbridge and throughout the countryside of this rural township, northeast of Toronto. In addition to spectacular gardens, the Tour also features a number of local artists and artisans, displaying their talents and selling their artwork, in select gardens throughout the day. Plein Air painters have also been invited to paint the beauty of the local landscape in the gardens. The public is welcome to enjoy the day chatting with garden hosts and the artists about their garden creations.

Tickets are available in advance online, at www.gardensofuxbridge.org, for $25 per person.

As part of the Nod to Maud year-long celebration of Lucy Maud Montgomery, a special limited “Talk & Tea” tour ticket is also available, for $50 per person, which includes the full garden tour and a special book talk & signing, by Rick Grey, co-author of the Globe & Mail bestselling book The Gardener’s Guide to Native Plants of the Southern Great Lakes Region. The book event will be held at 4 p.m., on June 15th, following the garden tour, at the Leaskdale Church, home of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario’s museum and national historic site, dedicated to the famous author of Anne of Green Gables fame. The Church gardens are also featured on the Garden Tour route.

A ticket purchase includes a self-driving map and tour passport, detailing: the private garden locations, suggestions for local dining and shopping, and special points of interest. The tour map will be distributed at a welcome centre on the tour day, along with a wristband for entry into each garden site, for convenient admission. Tour tickets will only be available on the morning of the tour, if capacity permits. Advance purchase is recommended.

Proceeds support the charitable work of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario. The Society has restored and maintains the Leaskdale Church and Manse, as a public attraction and a National Historic Site. It is the home of the famous author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, where she lived from 1911 to 1926 and where she wrote half of her 22 books.

The Gardens of Uxbridge Tour is a popular day out, welcoming hundreds of locals and visitors from all over Ontario. Children are welcome (free to those under 12), but pets are not allowed to visit the gardens. Group ticket reservations are available.

Join us on the 2024 Gardens of Uxbridge Tour, for an enjoyable day touring the Uxbridge countryside and this unique collection of eight stunning private gardens.

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