Virtual Open Garden Tours

Linda’s Garden

Linda’s Garden

Linda's GardenLinda's Garden On July 14, 2021 we visited Linda's lovely small urban garden in Courtenay. This 13-minute video is well worth a view--Linda is a delightful tour guide and has some excellent ideas on how to create a zen-like space using found objects as...

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Anne & Bill’s Garden

Anne & Bill’s Garden

Anne & Bill's GardenAnne & Bill's Garden On June 10, 2021, we visited Anne and Bill’s garden south of Courtenay. The tour started in a very sweet courtyard with some lovely plantings, including a peach tree, black lace elderberry, cryptomeria, a large weeping blue...

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Roses at Silverlea, Dianne and Roland’s Garden

Roses at Silverlea, Dianne and Roland’s Garden

Roses by Silverlea Dianne and Roland's GardenRoses at Silverlea - Dianne and Roland's Garden If you like roses, we think you will enjoy this post and video! On June 19, 2021, we visited the garden of Dianne and Roland which they have given the lovely name of Roses at...

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Koi Pond Gardens

Koi Pond Gardens

On May 20, 2021, the CVHS virtual Open Garden Tour team visited Pamela and Douglas’ lovely, Asian-themed garden north of Courtenay.

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Pruning Clematis

Pruning Clematis

Pruning Clematis

The CVHS Virtual Garden Chores Team visited the garden of Darlene who took us through how to prune her Class C (or 3) Jackmanii clematis.

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Pruning Roses

Pruning Roses

In this video, CVHS member Frank, who frankly admits that he is no rosarian (def: a person who cultivates roses, especially as an occupation) explains when, why and how to prune roses. Here is a quick overview of the video that explains simply and practically how to...

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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

Landscape Designer and CVHS volunteer Arianne Huene offers her insights into the design of the Serenity Gardens at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, and speaks with her design partner, David Bossom, about the project’s installation.

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Gael & Rick’s Garden, Comox

Gael & Rick’s Garden, Comox

Gael & Rick have increased their curb appeal with the profuse blooms of dahlias along their front yard, and are encouraging birds, bees, butterflies, and tree frogs to inhabit their gorgeous garden. Herbs, edibles, and ornamentals mingle in a colourful Comox display.

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Nina & Roy’s, Comox

Nina & Roy’s, Comox

Nina and Roy have created a garden that is a beautiful oasis for birds, bees and butterflies. With the help of Landscape Designer Karen Cummins, they have a gorgeous and productive space encircling their home. Using sustainable and organic gardening practices they produce an enormous amount of fruit and vegetables for themselves and to share. Native plant species are used throughout their garden to offer habitat and food for local wildlife.

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Barb & Ron’s Garden

Barb & Ron’s Garden

The winners of our first summer photo contest event, Garden Shrubs & Trees, give us a tour of their lovely garden. Large established shrubs, sumptuous weeping vines, and the arching and romantic Kiftsgate Rose that won them the contest.

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Lorna & Rick’s Garden

Lorna & Rick’s Garden

Wander the gardens of Lorna and Rick in Courtenay, and see their fabulous veg patch, fruit trees and vines, glittering pergola and more!

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Colleen’s Garden

Colleen’s Garden

Come join us for a virtual wander and tour around Colleen’s well established 18 year old garden in Fanny Bay…

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Open Garden Tours of 2019

Open Garden Tours of 2019

For our 2019 season we had 14 members open their gardens over 8 weekends. Pretty impressive sharing!

Upon reflection, it seems that folks who were willing to share their gardens with the other members often prefaced that willingness with “my garden isn’t so special” or “I hope it will look good enough”. I was always delighted to tell them there is no standard for the open garden tours. We are all equal in that we are gardeners creating the outdoor sanctuaries that are special for us and our site and all gardens are welcome to be shared.

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August 18, 2019: 1pm – 4pm

August 18, 2019: 1pm – 4pm

This is the garden and time to revel in the splendour and colour of 150 varieties of dahlias integrated into mixed plantings, apple trees and paths.

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