Secret Gardens Tour 2017

A Celebration of Art and Gardens
~ 24th Anniversary

Sunday June 11th, 10am-4pm – rain or shine!
Tickets $20

SGT 2017 poster, revised version
Artwork by P. Peacock-Evans

Put on your wide-brimmed sunhat, maybe bring your umbrella, wear your flat shoes, bring your camera – and be prepared to be inspired, enchanted or even have your breath taken away! Once again the Carnegie Gallery has organized their annual self-guided garden tour.

The 2017 Secret Gardens Tour has 10 gardens, 5 large country gardens in the Governor’s Road and Orkney Road area west of Dundas, and 5 Dundas gardens.  The gardens range in size from 3 acres to a small “pocket” garden in Dundas.  They also range in gardening styles.  One garden located on an old farm has peonies and daylilies that are descendants of the originals planted over 100 years ago.  Several gardens are “quirky:” one gardener has interplanted old kitchen chairs between his hostas in a 100-foot garden bed; another has collected old doors and created whimsical garden rooms in his suburban garden.  Several gardeners are professional plants people who have amassed interesting collections of plants.  If you are looking for ideas for your own garden, you are sure to find something on this tour. Make sure to visit the tea room for a complimentary iced tea, lemonade, and home baking. 

Buy your ticket beforehand (tickets may be reserved and picked up the day of the tour). Your purchase includes a self-guided tour map as your ticket, door prizes, a poster, and complementary refreshments in the charming Carnegie Gallery “Tea Room”.

Tickets are now available at the Carnegie and cost $20.00.
Carnegie Gallery, 10 King Street West, Dundas, (905) 627-4265

CHCH Morning Live (07.06.17) interview with Secret Gardens Tour organizer MegYoungOther places to buy tickets are:
Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King Street West, Hamilton, (905) 528-4508
The Keeping Room, 6 Cross Street, Dundas
The Village Bakery, 104 King Street West, Dundas


See sneak peaks of some of the gardens in the CHCH Morning Live tv interview with Secret Gardens Tour organizer Meg Young here (07.06.17).

SGT 2017 gardeners B.Peart & M.Walton
SGT gardeners Bruce Peart & Margaret Walton

Read the Hamilton News article Margaret Walton and Bruce Peart have created a lush oasis by Meg Young (June 1, 2017).

Read the Hamilton Spectator article Fun, on a country-sized scale by Rob Howard (June 6, 2017).

To see images from the 2015 Secret Gardens Tour go to the youtube video here.

The Carnegie Gallery thanks the following Secret Gardens Tour Sponsors for their support!

Harper’s Garden Centre
Turner Family Funeral Home Ltd.
Amica at Dundas
Holland Park Garden Gallery
Home Hardware
Pat and Karen Lilja
Lotsa Hostas
Turtle Pond Toys
Hess Landscaping
Vitality Physiotherapy

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