London Middlesex Master Gardeners First Ever Garden Tour!
On Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM come see what is behind our fences:
- In celebration of the Year of the Garden
- Proceeds to the Growing Chefs Organization
- 6 Gardens located in and around London
- Exact locations are provided at the time of ticket purchase
- Each garden will have Master Gardeners on site to answer questions
- A shoe wash station will be provided at the entrance to each garden
- Rain or Shine event
- Tickets $15 per person
You will have the opportunity to see gardens such as this one in Komoka:
This 13-year-old garden was initially overplanted, then expanded with more peonies, shrubs, trees, evergreens, grasses and invasive ground covers, and perennials. I am committed to removing the invasive species. These will be slowly replaced with various well-behaved natives. Part of the backyard is in dry shade, enclosed by white cedar and three maples. Here the many natives are living well with the hostas.
There are two small vegetable herb gardens that are shifting to a perennial sustainable food source. The boulevard ‘hellstrip’ demonstrates what survives the abusive conditions of full sun, sand, dry, road and sidewalk calcium salts and plowing.
And also this one located in southwest London:
Aside from the mature trees, the garden was re-started from scratch when the owner moved in. A combination of sun and shade-loving perennials and flowering shrubs are found along the borders of the lawn area. Easy to grow hosta and repeating masses of colourful sedum and ajuga can be found throughout. Container arrangements of annuals throughout the garden are a feast for the eyes and the many pollinators attracted to the vibrant colours.
And this one is located in west London:
This garden is a collection of favorite plants and favorite colours. It is a mix of perennial flowers with herbs mixed into the borders and native species scattered throughout. There are both sun and shade beds as well as a pond with a waterfall. It is always a work in progress. I have very few set rules about what I place in the garden. I do try to avoid plants that are high maintenance and colours that clash.
Proceeds to Growing Chefs
Incorporated in 2008, Growing Chefs! Ontario is a registered charity based in London, Ontario that unites chefs, growers, educators, and community members in children’s food education projects.
Growing Chefs! Ontario offers a variety of Food Education Projects to get kids and communities excited about healthy, wholesome food!
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