Additional Information regarding the Chamber’s 3rd Garden & Grounds Tour is being updated shortly. We look forward to seeing you in Perth & District in the summer of 2015!
The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce is excited to present our 3rd annual Garden and Grounds Tour of Perth and District. This self-guided tour includes a variety of commercial, public and private venues for the art lover, outdoor enthusiast, or passionate gardener and is a must for your summer to-do list. Come take a peek and get to know our beautiful communities.
The Tour runs from June to September 2015. Your Experience Awaits!
Please note; schedules vary for individual venues, some may request you call ahead before visiting.
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Blueberry Mountain, Lanark Highlands
One of the 7 Wonders of Lanark County
One of the reasons Blueberry Mountain was named one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County was for the fabulous vistas it offers. The hike up is a very gentle 45-minute climb with one short steep stretch at the very top, and it’s suitable for all ages.
Many visitors make this hike an annual event and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while they sit and gaze at the marvelous view from the top.
502 Hills of Peace Rd. Lanark Highlands
Blueberry Mountain is located on private property. A guest book and supply of liability waiver forms are available at the trail entrance.
Start at: Mill of Kintail Conservation Area
• Head southeast on Concession Road 8 to Wolfe Grove Rd – 4.8 km
• Turn right at Wolf Grove Rd (County Road 16) for 23.5 km
• Turn right at County Road 511 (towards Calabogie) for 6.0 km
• Turn left at French Line Rd for 7.7 km
• Continue onto Lavant Darling Rd for 5.6 km
• Turn right at Flower Station Rd for 6.2 km
• Turn right at Hills of Peace Rd for 1.4 km to parking area at the end of this road
Participants of the garden grow over 40 types of vegetables and herbs organically and in community. They garden together, harvest together and share the produce. About 60% of the food they harvested last year was taken home by garden members and 40% was used in our Good Food Bank, Community Meals, and Community Kitchen programs.
They have two gardens, one located at The Table Community Food Centre, 190 Gore St. E., and the other at Last Duel Park.
To find out more, or to join our gardens, please contact April Mallett, Community Garden Coordinator, by phone 613-267-6428 X 7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hillside Gardens, a family owned and operated full service garden centre.
Exciting varieties of annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs and trees are what you can expect to find here! Our specialty is growing gorgeous hanging baskets and planters of all sizes, including custom orders.
Healthy plants grown on site, just for you!
Open Apr. 1st to Dec. 24th
Mon. to Fri. 8:00-5:00
(extended hours during peak seasons)
313 Wayside Drive, 1 mile east of Perth, just off hwy. 7
Jackalope Farm and Eco-Art Studio
Jackalope Farm features an environmentally conscious hobby farm, passive solar home and an eco-art studio.
We have a large market garden, a small apiary (bees), and chicken and duck coops. Produce, eggs and honey available in season.
Art classes, workshops, and summer camps in the studio.
Please call ahead.
2708 Drummond Con 2.
Please call to let us know you plan to come by.
Ten acres of mature, fully landscaped gardens. Stroll through the bloom filled grounds, admire the sculptures, and choose from thousands of exceptional perennials, grown on site, hardy for your garden. Serenity and inspiration await you.
Art in the Garden Show: Confirmation of Dates to come (Father’s Day Weekend). Admission required for the show.
68 Harper Rd. just 4km west of Perth off Hwy 7
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Gardens inside Perth.
Gardens outside of Perth
Visit several gardens in Perth and the surrounding area, featuring a
variety of veggie garden styles and techniques. Previous tours have
included gardens with: raised beds, a mini-hoop house, a passive solar
hot-house, an insulated cold-frame, sheet-mulching, a hugelkultur
raised bed, stone terraces, companion planting, a young food forest,
backyard gardens, a community garden, market gardens, an eco-village
and permaculture design.
Join us for a community potluck lunch. Meet others to carpool, or
visit the gardens on your own. Donations are welcome.
This event is hosted by Transition Perth and the Permaculture
Institute of Eastern Ontario. Tour date to be confirmed. Expected time is end of July
For more information, visit: www.transitionperth.ca . The site should be updated with Perth Veggie Garden Tour Shortly.
Purdon Conservation Area is a unique wetland famous for its exceptionally large native colony of Showy Lady’s Slipper Orchids. Each year between mid-June and early July the colony bursts into bloom. It is extremely rare to find a colony of this size.
Purdon Conservation Area is the largest in Canada and is located just minutes from Lanark Village in Eastern Ontario.
Open dawn to dusk every day – May 15 – Oct 15
Admission by donation. All donations are dedicated to upkeep of the Purdon Conservation Area.
During the bloom visit website mvc.on.ca/places-to-see/purdon, follow on Twitter @PurdonOrchids or call the Bloom Hotline at 613-259-5307 ext. 500 for updates to catch the flowers at their peak.
Fully accessible boardwalk, washroom, parking, and picnic area.
Stroll along the 400 metre boardwalk (wheelchair accessible) for a close-up view of the orchids and many other plant and wildlife species special to the area.
Walk the Ted Mosquin Highland Trail and discover the woodland that surrounds the wetland and orchid colony. Stop for a rest and a picnic beside Purdon Lake or continue your hike around the 1.3 km loop.
Adopt-an-Orchid for $50 and have your name or that of a loved one commemorated on the Orchid Tree.
(Suzanne McFarlane photos)
613-259-2421 (Mississippi Valley Conservation)
Concession 8, Lanark, ON
Rideau Lakes Café
at the Ferry Garden
Enjoy fair trade coffees, loose-leaf teas, light lunches, & desserts in a comfortable garden setting overlooking the Rideau Lakes, and shop our selection of concrete, wood, and
cast iron accents for your home and garden. We specialize in hardy hibiscus!
Open 7 Days a Week:
Monday to Thursday 9:30 – 5:30, Friday 9:30 – 7
Saturday 9:30 – 5:30, Sunday 11 – 4
1068 Rideau Ferry Road (Cty. Rd. 1)
Rideau Ferry, Ontario K0G 1W0
(613) 264-1547 www.sewcrafty.ca email@example.com
Rock Wall Gardens
Specializes in offering unique locally grown perennials. They have several display gardens, set around an old dairy barn foundation, where you can see the plants they sell in a garden setting.
As well they offer unusual handmade garden art items, workshops in hypertufa, glass on glass stained glass windows and much more. Check out our website: www.rockwallgardens.com
Open 1 May 2014, 6 days a week Tuesdays through Sundays 9am-5pm until 23 Aug. 2014
Location: 995 Code Rd. rural Perth Ont
GPS address: 995 Code Rd. Drummond/North Elmsley Ontario
One of the 7 Wonders of Lanark County
The Silver Queen Mica mine is located at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Associated with the Mica Mine is the Heritage Mica Days. Visit the mine or participate in one of the many activities of the Friends of Murphys Point.
Join us underground in the Silver Queen Mine, take part in the Spirit Walks, become a Junior Mica Miner or enjoy the
music, games, theatre and food. Exciting festival events run from late June through until Thanksgiving weekend at Murphys Point Provincial Park.
Stewart Park is located in the heart of Downtown Heritage Perth and is host to over 50 weddings and events each year. The Perennial Gardens, our most popular wedding location, is in its second year of a re-planting project which will re-introduce some colourful heritage plant material as the perfect backdrop for any occasion.
Stewart Park is a gorgeous five-acre green space behind the town hall. The property was donated to the town by a prominent family in 1947. The Tay River flows through this beautiful park, which features majestic maples and gardens. The perfect place for a picnic!
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or The Visitor Information Centre at 1-855-326-1947.
Photo compliments of Greg Anderson.
Stoneridge Gardens & Nursery
The gardens are filled with perennials so it is like a new experience week to week, month to month. We hope that once you come to our gardens you will want to return often.”
We are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. May – October
1851 Galbraith Rd. Clayton On. (near Middleville) K0A 1P0 (613)256-4348
Email – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.stoneridgegardens.com
Owned & operated by Laurie, Larry & Jessica Bachand
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