2019 Water Garden Tour

 

Our 2019 Tour offers another 11 interesting water gardens for viewing, no two alike.  

Highlights are below:

 

Kanata is the home of two lovely water gardens on the tour….one featuring an

innovative bog garden and the other a large pond, stream and friendly koi.

 

In the Fallowfield Village area, you will visit a heritage home serving as a backdrop

for a multi-level stream and waterfall, and the 2017 winner of Landscape Ontario’s

“Award of Excellence”. Not to be outdone, another home in the area features a

75’ winding stream, meandering over four tiers.

 

Our Westboro property makes beautiful use of large stones and rocks situated around a smaller water feature, perfect for an urban setting, and providing a sense of calmness and relaxation. Another urban landscape in Alta Vista features a stream and various gardens,  under the shade of a massive black walnut.

 

Walking into this backyard in Rockcliffe Park, visitors will be treated to a Japanese retreat, complete with stone lanterns, koi pond and waterfall.  

 

Our three Orleans properties offer tranquility and serenity to die for! You will see ponds with waterfalls, interesting rocks and boulders, and ecologically balanced landscapes where birds and other visitors come by. In addition, a commercial property where a riverbed pond flows through the garden and under a bridge, and native plants complete the landscaping.

 

Our evening tour visit is in Alta Vista, whose owners have graciously offered to be on

the Tour again. With a meandering stream, beautiful pond, plants, pathways and night

lighting, this property is always worth visiting! Be sure to bring along your lawn chairs

and beverages, and linger awhile. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at

locations indicated on the tour poster, or through our website.

 

Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their support of our Water Garden

Tours, including the homeowners who open up their properties for viewing, our

generous sponsors, and the retailers who sell the Tour tickets. Proceeds from the

Tours are directed towards community projects in the Ottawa area, such as the

construction of water features in Gayle’s Garden at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata, in the Healing Garden at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, and outside the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Home.

From June 12th, tickets purchased through PayPal will not be mailed out to ensure that they are not delivered late. They may be picked up on June 22nd from 9am till 11am at 9 Dorey Court, Kanata.

 

If you have any further questions, you can contact us directly.

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