Tour of 10 city gardens set for June 22

Gardenscapes 2008 is the 16th annual self-guided tour of Guelph gardens, organized by the Art Centre Vol­unteers.

This year’s tour features ten  properties cultivated by local gardeners that are opened to members of the public for a special, one-day event. 

 Among the highlights of this year’s properties are a hill­side property overlooking the Speed River which draws in­spiration from architect Frank Lloyd Wright (by Anne and Wayne Wright at 58 Bedford Road), a riverbed that leads to a gnome garden (by Jean Rob­inson at 33 Cherrywood Drive).

Back again by popular de­mand, Betty Ferguson’s Glen­more Gardens (number 6714 Con­cession 1, Puslinch Town­ship) featuring a large 100 acre property framed by lilacs and featuring mixed beds, rare plants, herbs, and vegetable gardens separated by low stone walls (the work of partners Christine Oksanen and Pascal Sharpe). 

Visit the complimentary hospitality suite on the second floor of the Art Centre, the gallery shop, and the Sculpture Park.

Tickets for the garden tours are available at each of the gardens on the day of the tour.

Advance tickets are avail­able at: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Barber Gallery, Royal City Nursery, Brock Road Nur­sery, Buy the Yard, Meadow­ville Garden Centres, Framing & Art Centre (Gordon Street), and Knapp’s Country Garden.

Tickets are $15. The tour runs noon to 5:30pm (rain or shine)

For more information: 519-837-0010 or