Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour

Join us on May 13th and 14th (10:00am – 4:00pm) for our 35th Annual Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour.

This year’s Garden Tour is dedicated in memory of Mr. George Newport-Christies-Garden-TourNation

Strolling through beautiful gardens carried along by wonderful music, is there truly any better way to spend the day with a woman you love? This Mother’s Day weekend (May 13/14) we invite you to connect with gorgeous gardens and enjoy the beautiful Victoria Spring with us. Your two-day pass grants exclusive passage to ten hand-picked, enchanting oasis to revel in the inspiration and joy of gardening while enjoying music from VCM students, faculty and guest musicians.

Also, don’t miss our fantastic plant sale and most outstanding planter contest.

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MOST OUTSTANDING PLANTER CONTEST

We have put a creative challenge out to our contacts in the plant nursery community of Victoria to WOW our 1,200 tour attendees and win their vote for their favourite planter. (Garden Tour attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on their favourites and possibly take them home!)

Our 2016 winner was the fabulous Holland Ave Nurseries!
“Flowers and Music: The Joys of Mankind
Beauty and Harmony Soothe Body and Mind”

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SNEAK PEEK of ‘Be Amazed’

This miniature world will blow you away this year!

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The Victoria Mother’s Day Garden Tour has been an important fund raising event for the Victoria Conservatory of Music since 1982. The tour is the brainchild of George and Ann Nation. For 20 years they coordinated the gardens, grew the plants and organized the plant sale, offered tea and provided music to the visitors.

Brian Johnston now coordinates the tour with major help from the Nations and their broad network of friends and volunteers. They maintain the high standard of private gardens that visitors have come to expect.

Visitors come from all over the world to view and enjoy Victoria’s acclaimed private gardens. The gardens range from exotic to native, established or new, country acreage to city spaces. Many visitors come armed with cameras to take away ideas for their own gardens. All come to enjoy the beauty and hear the music presented by the students and faculty of the VCM.

Garden Tour Tickets

$30 (when purchased in person)
(children 12yrs and under free)

Contact: Victoria Conservatory of Music
(250) 386-5311 or 1-866-386-5311
Or purchase in person with our front desk 900 Johnson St. Victoria, BC.

Our 2017 tour is on May 13th and 14th (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Tickets are also available at:

  • Bungalow
  • Dig This
  • Dinter Nurseries
  • Elk Lake Garden Centre *SOLD OUT*
  • GardenWorks
  • Green Thumb Garden Centre
  • Ivy’s Bookstore
  • Little Elf Garden Centre
  • Munro’s Books *SOLD OUT*
  • Poppies Floral Art *SOLD OUT*
  • Russell Nursery
  • Shieling Cards & Gifts
  • Tanner’s Books
  • Thrifty Foods
  • Turley’s Garden Centre

 

 

Our 35th Annual Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour
GARDEN DESCRIPTIONS TO BUILD THE EXCITEMENT!

Hidden Gem
Our amazing plant sale is here
Colours, textures, and thoughtful container planting add to the enjoyment of this lush hidden garden which incorporates a delightful artist/naturalist retreat.

Pushing the Limits
A plant lover’s paradise, offering a wide variety of micro climates that transition from the lush to the arid.  The dramatic use of bold foliage and strong architectural plantings is an inspiration for showcasing what can be grown in Victoria.

Dramatic and Stylish Living
Get lost in the architecture of this urban garden where every square inch has been carefully worked to create an oasis of calm.  Wonderful outdoor entertainment space and beautiful small planting vignettes offer ideas of all sorts.

Rebirth
Our most outstanding planter competition is here.
Recently redesigned with new hardscaping, this classic garden integrates varied levels and uses colour and texture from a variety of bulbs, perennials and flowering shrubs to its best advantage.

Rockland Elegance
Mature trees frame the broad sweeping lawns of this lovely heritage mansion.  A wide variety of shrubs, perennials, and bulbs provide beautiful companions that delight throughout the seasons.

Moderne Vision
The strong architectural line of the garden enhances and echoes the design of the moderne house resulting in a seamless creation.  Palms, calla lilies and bananas add a touch of the exotic.

(Please be aware that parking is limited at this garden and we suggest parking on Rock Heights Avenue.)

Palms North
This is an architect designed garden with pool.  It is a lush green year round and takes advantage of the site and micro climates with a rare collection of broad leafed evergreens and palm trees seldom seen in Victoria.

Packs a Punch
An evergreen framework provides year round interest for this small garden that packs a punch
Fruit trees, berries, unique containers for edibles and a collection of hydrangeas complete the picture.

The Great Reveal
Enter into this professionally designed property, lovingly planted by the owner.  This tiny James Bay garden covers all aspects of gardening.  This garden has it all.

Be Amazed
Mother Nature participates in the creation of the miniature scenery.  Real rocks, real plants, ground covers, and a pond are combined to give the illusion of a real narrow gauge mountain railroad all to the scale of 1 to 22.5.  And, yes, the trains will be running.

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GARDEN TOUR SPONSORS

Huge thank you to the wonderful companies that support our Garden Tour and allow us to keep the music playing!

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