From Jill and Conrad’s garden. Photography by Lisa Robinson.
It is a miracle. As soon as the snow melts, sometimes before, little green things poke their heads up in the garden. The first crocus is reason to celebrate: tulips and daffodils follow. Then the fragrance of lilacs fills the air. By late June and early July, our gardens are in full bloom.
Members of Sudbury’s Horticultural Society (SHS) invite you into their gardens July 21 and 22 for the Open Garden Weekend.
Money raised by this event are used by SHS do its good work. Its mission is to beautify the community, preserve the environment, and share horticultural knowledge, information and expertise.
SHS members host the successful Gardening Festival, tend the CNIB gardens and the John St. Park garden, and offer workshops open to the public.
People wishing to attend the self-guided tour need to purchase a passport with addresses of participating gardens. Passports go on sale in early July as Azilda Greenhouses, Backyard Birder, Green & Clean, Holla Greenhouses, and Southview Greenhouse Growers.
The hours of the Open Garden Weekend are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. SHS reminds people to leave pets, children and non-gardening spouses at home.
For more information, follow SHS on Facebook or at the website sudburyhorticulturalsociety.ca.