Rideshare: Visit 4 gardens on the 5th Annual 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail – Wednesday, July 24

Visit 4 gardens on the 5th Annual 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Leave between 9:00 and 9:30 am from the Canadian Tire, 59 Bath Road, Kingston. Free parking in the Canadian Tire lot. Use centre of parking lot near Gas Bar and Garden Centre. Do not park along Bath Road.

Guided tours arranged for us at the following locations and times:

  • Maitland Garden of Hope, 1 Jones Court, Maitland, ON: 10:30 am
  • Van Berlo Gardens, 1357 County Road 2, Maitland, ON: 11:30 am
  • Garden of Hope and Faith Walk, 3545 Centennial Road, County Road 27, Lyn, ON: 2:30 pm
  • Chillane Gardens, 10 Junetown Road, Mallorytown, ON: 3:15 pm

(See brochure at for details. All gardens are free, some accept donations for charity)

We will be ridesharing. Drivers please arrange to carry 2-3 passengers. Lunch is on your own. We suggest downtown Brockville near Blockhouse Island which provides parking, washrooms, a Visitor Information Centre and souvenir shop. Numerous restaurants in area.

Contact: Nalini Stiemerling if you have any questions. Please let us know by July 14, 2019 if you are participating.

Gananoque Garden Tour – Sunday, July 7

This garden tour features nine beautiful gardens, all within the town of Gananoque.

Date:    Sunday, July 7th
Time: 12:30-5:00

Tickets and map for a self-guided Tour available at both Visitor Centres, 10 King St E. and 787 King St E (at the East Gate). Cost $10 per person, tickets available June 1st and up to and including the day of the tour. Cash or cheque only.

For further information contact Alice @ 613 372 7341 or Roberta 613 650 7554. The number for the downtown Visitor Centre is 613 382 8044.

Collins Bay Hort. Society Bus Tour

Linked here is a flyer giving details of the day which promises to be a most enjoyable experience. Please look over the information. We will be going on a coach bus from McCoy Services. It is air conditioned and equipped with a washroom. Please be prepared for walking and the weather. Also, if you have special dietary needs you will have to plan for this yourself.  

Also linked is a waiver form that everyone who wants to go on the bus tour must sign. This is a requirement of the Ontario Horticultural Association. Print this off and bring the signed copy, along with $75.00 cash.
If there are not enough people to go by July 3, the trip will be cancelled and all money fully refunded.

There will be no other refunds.
The $75.00 covers the cost of the bus, all entrance fees, lunch, taxes and gratuities.Doris Power can be reached at to connect for payment.

Thank you

Thank you to all of you who helped out at the plant sale and who brought plants and tools and baskets, and more… It was a great success!

Suzanne on behalf of the Plant Sale committee

South Frontenac 2nd Annual Garden Tour – Sunday, July 7

Southern Frontenac Community Services is organizing its 2nd Annual Garden Tour in South Frontenac Sunday, July 7th 9:30a.m. – 3:00p.m. It is a Fund Raiser for Southern Frontenac Community Services [Seniors programme]. There is a free ‘take and go” lunch at the Grace Centre in Sydenham. They hope to add 4/5 more new stops to the 8 stops from last year. South Frontenac is geographically a large area and this 4 year plan means they are now going to be having gardens in the east side of South Frontenac to northern our border area. Southern Frontenac Community Services services seniors north of the 401.Tickets will be available [$10] in local establishments and the website