Our 32nd Annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour features ten incredible private gardens. Their descriptions are below and their locations are revealed within your physical ticket.
FOLK ARTISTS AND GARDENERS
This eclectic garden features sculptures created from found objects on the Saanich Peninsula which are intermingled with rescue plants. Walk on unique stepping stones, rest in the fascinating gazebo and just enjoy the fun, imaginative and relaxed atmosphere of this garden.
AN ORIGINAL ON 10 MILE POINT
Enter the garden through the main floor of this historic house and then wander into the peaceful and well established garden – amble through the quiet arbor while absorbing the artistic aura of this tranquil setting.
Look behind this seemingly typical suburban façade and be hit by an unexpected explosion of wonder. This phenomenal property is bounded by Bowker Creek and contains a plethora of rare and exotic flora beautifully intermingling with mature trees.
This is an exceptional artistically planned native plant garden with over 200 Vancouver Island species grown in a variety of habitats. Admire the rain forest nurse log and its progeny. The back garden features fruit trees, raised vegetable beds, herbaceous borders plus a large planted rock outcrop.
A JOYFUL EXPERIENCE
This home is blessed with house totems and spawning salmon swimming up the front stairs. Decks, created to catch the sun at different times of the day, are hidden in this voluptuous city sanctuary. Intelligent design has led to a full enjoyment of this environment.
IN AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN
Enjoy this spacious, old world charm garden which surrounds a vintage carriage house. This owner is an avid collector of rare hellebores and snowdrops from around the world. A beautiful patio area artfully planted in this garden contains many rare perennials.
See how to create instant privacy, colour and beauty. Admire over 50 different varieties of non-invasive bamboo, some used as ground cover, others are over 30 feet high, and some are 6 inches around, all blended with exciting perennials as well as espaliered fruit trees and a vegetable garden.
A MOUNTAINEER AND HIS GARDEN
Admire this new rock and alpine garden created by an ardent mountain climber. Talk about passions joining forces. This garden will be at its peak on Mother’s Day weekend with a dazzling display of alpine plants in an intimate urban setting.
A DRY CREEK RUNS THROUGH IT
Explore this cosmopolitan lot and enjoy the whimsy and vivid colours which are combined fabulously in this ingeniously planted garden. The garden participated in The City of Esquimalt’s “Bloomin’ Beautiful Home and Garden” event, a wonderful community event.
OUR TENTH GARDEN IS TOO FAMOUS FOR US TO EVEN MENTION… YOU’LL HAVE TO BUY A TICKET!