At the time of writing, we have two wonderful open gardens confirmed for June. Mark this date on your calendar and be prepared to be wowed!! We have been invited to bring a bagged lunch to the Wurz garden and to enjoy a quiet stay in the garden. Let’s hope for awesome weather as this sounds like a wonderful way to spend a while on a sunny day.
Sunday, June 5 (11am) – Open Garden (and nursery) at 4367 Gordon Road (Lynn and Paul Wurz). Directions: Follow highway 19 N of Campbell River (towards Port Hardy). Go past Painters’ Lodge and the pulp mill and turn left onto Duncan Bay Road (watch for industrial cranes on the left). Duncan Bay Road becomes Gordon Road at a sign marked Hidden Acres (.8km). Hidden Acres is your destination. Watch for a sign on the gate. What you will see: Check out the website at www.hiddenacresrhodos.com for details.
Sunday, June 5 (10am-5pm) – Open Garden at 7896 Fairview Road (John and Leslie Cox). This garden is just off the highway between Courtenay and Campbell River so you could stop in on your way up or on your way back. Directions: Follow Highway 19 to Black Creek (north of Courtenay). Watch for the sign for the Black Creek Hall and take the next right onto Fairview. Coming from Campbell River, the house is almost directly behind the Black Creek Mennonite Brethren Church so you will turn left at the next street (there is a left hand turn lane onto Fairview). Parking: At the end of the street in the church’s rear parking lot. What you will see: an intensely planted garden full of shrubs and interesting perennials, a new veggie garden and a greenhouse full of tomatoes. The pond has three goldfish and 10 frogs. A mama robin has built a nest at the garden gate and there is a family of robins in the cedar tree.
Thanks, Lynn and Paul and John and Leslie for opening your lovely gardens for us!!
Open gardens – July 2011
In early June, we will be contacting any members who offered to open their gardens during the month of July. These are our deadlines to advertise a July open garden:
June 3 – Deadline to advertise in the June newsletter.
June 17 – Deadline to advertise at the June general meeting.
June 24 – Deadline to advertise by email or phone fan-out.
Coleen Melsness – email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (250) 703-2926
Ruth Fowler – email at email@example.com or phone (250) 890-9448