Celebrate Mother’s Day, spring gardens, and the love of music with the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) 39th Annual Mother’s Day Musical Virtual Garden Tour. Get an exclusive look at some of Victoria’s most beautiful private spring gardens online and listen to the wonderful music of our VCM students. Enjoy these extraordinary gardens and make a donation in honour of that special person in your life – it’s a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day while supporting the VCM’s efforts to keep music education, performance and wellness thriving in Victoria.
Visit our Virtual Garden Tour webpage HERE
Your gift will have double the impact! Every gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000. A huge thank you to the following generous donors who collectively have pledged $20,000 for this exciting matching opportunity:
– Gary Karr & Harmon Lewis
– Robert & Devi Jawl Foundation
– Petra Janusas & Bill Majercsik
– Wendy & Robert MacRitchie
Uncover hidden garden gems through these exclusive virtual tours. Featuring eclectic plant collections and fabulous garden designs – from a 1926 restored cottage overlooking an outstanding collection of peonies and two 90-year-old giant Sequoias, a magical Japanese dry landscape garden, to an award-winning orchid collection and much more! Every garden is a labour of love and will be sure to inspire your own spring gardening plans.
View our Virtual Gardens from April 25th to May 16th HERE
Throughout every garden video you can hear the beautiful sounds of VCM students performing. As well, follow the VCM Facebook page every Sunday from April 25th to May 16th, where we highlight current and past student and faculty performance videos. Turn up the ‘Sunday Sounds’ and enjoy in your backyard or patio garden!
Follow us on Facebook HERE
And follow the music to the Grande Finale! Our virtual gift to you in celebration of the 2021 Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour is a special online premiere of “Opera Studio Duets”, six famous works from our advanced vocal students. Fresh off the stage and into your home on Mother’s Day, May 9th at 4:00pm on the Victoria Conservatory YouTube Channel.
Watch “Opera Studio Duets” on May 9th at 4:00pm HERE
The Victoria Conservatory of Music Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour has been a treasured annual event in the community since 1982. Founded by Anne & George Nation, this iconic event brings the community together to enjoy special private gardens of all shapes and sizes, and wonderful music performances from our talented VCM students. The Garden Tour is the VCM’s largest fundraising event, raising necessary funding to ensure we can continue to provide exceptional music education, innovative programming, music therapy, children’s programs, and student concert performances.
We are so grateful for your support during this historic time. Music will always be a powerful force in our community, helping us to appreciate what we have and the brighter days ahead. With your support, we are determined to keep the spirit of the Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour alive for 2021.
Exciting new plans are already in the works to celebrate our 40th annual Mother’s Day event in 2022!