The 2018 Rideau Canal Garden Trail schedule has been released and there are three locations in this area that are featured in the summer tour.
Rideau Woodland Ramble
This 7-acre destination is nationally known by gardeners, collectors, horticulturalists and designers as one of Canada’s top garden displays and garden centre. Located in a verdant woodland setting, the gardens comprise significant collections of conifers, Japanese Maples, grasses and Hostas, as well as a wide range of unusual trees, shrubs and perennials.
Garden rooms and rambling trails immerse you in garden settings that showcase Magnolia and Rhododendrons in spring and give way to a thoughtfully planted succession of blooms.
Don’t miss the dramatic pond full of Koi, or the Pavilion Art Gallery featuring the Garden and Wildlife Art of Dave Dunn. Grab a coffee or tea and come Ramble!
HOSTS: David Dunn / Robert Caron, 7210 Burritts Rapids Road, County Road 23
T: 613-258-3797, E: [email protected] www.rideauwoodlandramble.com.
SEASON: mid April – mid October. ENTRANCE FEE: Free
OURS / BOOKINGS: Drop in Tours: Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. Garden map available at main welcome centre, follow the signs and trails. Pre-booked Tours: Advanced notice appreciated for large groups.
Garden Trail – A Labour Of Love
Beginning as a century farmstead, this country garden has evolved and now boasts a magnificent new front entry and porch, a secluded Japanese inspired courtyard featuring a luscious pond and bubbling rock, and a large pool with ample seating areas to enjoy the wildlife that come to enjoy this private oasis. Beyond the courtyard lie expansive lawns, dazzling flowerbeds, a large greenhouse, a potager attractively laid out around a rustic gazebo, and a large naturalized pond which is home to many goldfish, turtles and frogs. This beautifully landscaped park-like setting is a delightful surprise along a country road.
HOSTS: Kaye Love / John Love, 3002 Porter Road, RR#1 Oxford Station.
T: 613-258-4769, E: [email protected] www.oryar.org
SEASON: June to August 31. ENTRANCE FEE: Donations accepted for the Organization for Rwandon Youth at Risk.
HOURS / BOOKINGS: Pre-booked Tours: (Guided) Available daily. Drop in Tours: Not available
An artist’s eye and 22 years of planning, digging and planting has taken 2 acres of green grass canvas to a Canadian gardening magazine award-winning garden.
Set behind its 1855 stone homestead, in this secret garden of rooms inspired by travels to exotic places, you will find some English, European and Oriental touches interpreted with a Canadian hand. You will find peace and tranquility as you discover ponds, fountains, patios and arbours amongst thousands of perennials, annuals, many shrubs and trees set in full-sun and ultra-shade.
HOSTS: Doug Hall / Gordon MacDonald, 6 South Street, Spencerville.
SEASON: June to August. ENTRANCE FEE: Free
HOURS / BOOKINGS: All tours (guided or self-guided) of the property must be pre-booked. Picnic and bathroom facilities close by or by arrangement. Pre-booked Tours: Available daily.
Drop in Tours: Any time the Garden Trail flag is out.