Open Gardens Toronto 2011 - Garden Openings by Date





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APRIL 21st 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
North York

»96 Bombay Ave
Bus Wilson 96
This is an urban plant collectorís garden featuring new and unusual perennials and dwarf conifers. Here you will find a range of plants that thrive in full sun to full shade arranged with a focus on colour, texture, and structure.






APRIL
24th 1.00 to 4.00
Parkdale

»11 Melbourne Ave
Streetcar Queen or King

A garden oasis in the middle of the city, divided into compartments, it contains an eclectic mix of interesting plants. It is well designed to make use of limited space and to accommodate growing collections of both hardy and tender plants.

MAY 4th 5.30 to 8.30p.m.
NORTH TORONTO & NORTH YORK

»122 Melrose Avenue
Subway Lawrence

The sunny front is covered in red granite gravel and is planted with lavender, dwarf evergreens and small trees. The back garden is planted with spring bulbs, peonies and clematis. A checkerboard area is planted with sun lovers. There is no lawn in this long, narrow garden, home to this plant loverís favorites.

»15 Brookfield Road
Subway York Mills
Backing on to the West Don, this plant loverís garden features a pond, a woodland area beneath mature larch, spruce, pine and copper beech trees, sun/pt sun perennial borders including flowering shrubs and grasses, a rock garden and several herb/ vegetable beds. Native plants and spring bulbs are incorporated throughout the gardens.

MAY 10th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. Etobicoke

»20 Mill Cove
Bus Royal York N 73
This garden contains light and shade, stone and water, foliage and flowers. Begin at a full-sun perennial bed, walk under a wisteria and clematis-laden pergola to a pond surrounded by rhododendrons and azaleas. A stone path leads you through a woodland garden of native plants to an alpine garden featuring unusual miniature specimens.





MAY 11th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. Etobicoke

»55 Lambeth Road
Bus Royal York N 73
A horticulturalist and avid plant propagator gardens here. With a majority of the property shaded by large trees, spring sees an abundance of wildflowers, ferns and various Carolinian trees and shrubs. Interesting garden architecture and cobble work add a different touch to this sylvan setting.

»46 Orchard Cres.
Bus Royal York S 76
Backing onto Mimico Creek woodland, this garden features a magnificent glass conservatory built in 1915 and moved to the property. The back is a series of winding circle paths with naturalistic plantings around a central arbour. The front invites visitors to a floral display that features tulips and daffodils in the spring.
»21 Pheasant Lane
Bus Islington 37D
A naturalized front garden of rocks, cobbles and scree plantings. A pond is the focus of the back garden with natural edge plantings and a perimeter walk. There are mature plantings of woodland, herbaceous and woody plants including hostas and day lilies.
MAY 12th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Jane Street

»76 Delemere Ave
Bus Scarlett Rd. 79
A plant loverís garden. In the sunny front, dwarf conifers, peonies, daylilies, blue-eyed grass, gazanias, delphiniums, dahlias. Down the driveway, under a grape pergola, a woodland garden. In the back, a gold and green border, a blue and white border, a red border, and under pines, a Rhododendron bed.

»70 Denison Road West
Bus Weston Road 89
If you would like to see what this gardener has growing under a 70 year-old and 70 foot-tall Norway Maple on dry, riverbank sand, please come and visit her garden.

»66 Denison Road West
Bus Weston Road 89
Wildlife oasis on a bluff overlooking the Humber River. Visitors can enjoy two ponds, a reflecting pool and a greenhouse water wall. Unusual deciduous trees and shrubs, dwarf conifers and lots of Japanese maples provide a natural landscape for a 150-year-old farm house.
MAY 17th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. Scarborough

»56 Valhalla Blvd.
Bus Kingston 12
The grassless gardens include the front which is filling with various echinacea and the rear where there are hostas, a pond, birch trees and obelisks supporting clematis, hydrangea and porcelain vines.

»14 Wirral Court
Bus Bellamy 9
Many plants including snow drops, primulas, iris, roses and Japanese anemone have been inspired by hand-painted china. A pond and stream were designed to help drain standing water.

»58 Cree Avenue
Bus Bellamy 9
Flowering shrubs including rhododendrons, holly, weigela and a mixture of perennials and annuals fill the beds. A small pond adds the sound of running water to the garden while a sunny patio is home to various container grown vegetables.

MAY 17th 5.30 TO 8.30 p.m. Etobicoke

»6 Echo Valley Road
Burnhamthorpe Rd. 50
This corner garden is filled with magnolias, lilacs, redbud and other shrubs together with hundreds of spring bulbs. In mid-summer there is an eclectic mix of perennials with many daylilies and clematis.

»6 Norbert Crescent
Burnhamthorpe Rd 55
This Victorian-coloured garden offers a variety of perennials framed by purple flowering mazus. Tulip bulbs greet spring while grasses and flowering bushes offer the gardener a promise of beauty to come.



MAY 18th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. Etobicoke

»10 Bethnal Avenue
Bus Prince Edward S. 66
Thousands of bulbs mixed with small trees, perennials and shrubs form the front garden along with sunny garden herbs and vegetables. Grassless, the paths are pea gravel. The back garden hosts shade loving perennials and sun loving vines like roses and clematis on obelisks. Everywhere are roses in this organic garden filled with texture and fragrance.

»43 Winston Grove
Royal York S. 76
Rhododendrons and azaleas thrive in the acidic soil under the beautiful white pine that provides the ďbonesĒ for this shade garden. A small perennial border on the east side is filled with continuous colour while a path leads to a ďretreatĒ at the northwest corner of this relaxing garden.

»46 Orchard Cres
Royal York S. 76
Backing onto Mimico Creek woodland, this garden features a magnificent glass conservatory built in 1915 and moved to the property. The back is a series of winding circle paths with naturalistic plantings around a central arbour. The front invites visitors to a floral display that features tulips and daffodils in the spring.
MAY 19th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
North York

»70 Rameau Drive
Bus Finch East 39
The front, side and back gardens are enjoyed from dawn to dusk in early spring to late fall. You can read and relax among sunloving plants and dine in the shade near a small water feature surrounded by woodland plants. The trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, perennials and roses have been collected and placed for continuous colour and fragrance.

»20 Hirondelle Place
Bus Woodbine 91C or 91 F
This plant-loverís garden emphasizes fragrant roses in a medium suburban space with a swimming pool. The garden is around the front, sides and back of the house. The back yard is well used from spring, through summer, to the fall. There is a good variety of different plants including small trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, climbers, annuals and some alpines. Several plants have been grown from seed.
MAY 24th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. Etobicoke

»20 Mill Cove
Bus Royal York N 73
This garden contains light and shade, stone and water, foliage and flowers. Begin at a full-sun perennial bed, walk under a wisteria and clematis-laden pergola to a pond surrounded by rhododendrons and azaleas. A stone path leads you through a woodland garden of native plants to an alpine garden featuring unusual miniature specimens.

»28 Edgevalley Drive
Bus Royal York N 73
In the shady front area with five trees are drought-tolerant perennials and shrubs such as Hicks yews, boxwood, variegated euonymus and bergenia. The sunny front bed holds oriental poppies and then hollyhock and black-eyed Susan. A cobblestone path leads to the back garden where a large pine cools the pool and deck. A sunny English garden is filled with iris, phlox, peonies, day lilies and ladyís mantle.
MAY 26th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
North York

»96 Bombay Avenue
Bus: Wilson 96
This is an urban plant collectorís garden featuring new and unusual perennials and dwarf conifers. Here you will find a range of plants that thrive in full sun to full shade arranged with a focus on colour, texture, and structure

»219 Ridley Blvd
Bus Wilson 96
Ridley Gardens is a mixed perennial garden with a fine collection of dwarf conifers, perennials, hostas and day lilies. They grow hundreds of day lily introductions and more than a thousand day lily seedlings each year. Come and see how a day lily hybridizerís garden works!

MAY 29th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
East York

»179 Hanson Street
Bus Coxwell 22
This small, corner lot overflows with bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs that flower from early spring to late fall. The front garden features a Laburnum (golden chain tree) with selected shrubs that balance colour, texture and interest. The side garden uses a boulevard for a mixed perennial border. At the back, fences are planted with climbing hydrangeas, roses, clematis and a wonderful Japanese wisteria.
JUNE 7th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
East York

»505 Main Street
The front garden features a pond and a Japanese Maple. The back has hellebore, ferns and vines thriving in the shade of old trees. Specimens include Jeffersonia Diphylla and Cypripedium Reginae. Created bogs support moisture loving plants. Visitors descend to the ravine and neighbouring gardens to explore.

»523 Main Street
Subway Main
Bristlecone Pine, Abies Nana, and bamboo are features in the front. Birds are attracted to the vines on the way to the back. Intimate pathways and perennial groupings open to generous borders of perennials, grasses, conifers and shrubs that lead to a garden cottage. Paths of reclaimed brick and vintage lighting connect different themes.

JUNE 12th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Parkdale

»11 Melbourne Ave
Streetcar Queen or King
A garden oasis in the middle of the city, divided into compartments, it contains an eclectic mix of interesting plants. It is well designed to make use of limited space and to accommodate growing collections of both hardy and tender plants.

JUNE 14th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Scarborough

»14 Wirral Court
Bus Bellamy 9
Many plants including snow drops, primulas, iris, roses and Japanese anemone have been inspired by hand-painted china. A pond and stream were designed to help drain standing water.

»56 Valhalla Blvd
Bus Kingston 12
The grassless gardens include the front which is filling with various echinacea and the rear where there are hostas, a pond, birch trees and obelisks supporting clematis, hydrangea and porcelain vines.

»58 Cree Avenue
Bus Bellamy 9
Flowering shrubs including rhododendrons, holly, weigela and a mixture of perennials and annuals fill the beds. A small pond adds the sound of running water to the garden while a sunny patio is home to various container grown vegetables.
JUNE 14th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
East York

»505 Main Street
The front garden features a pond and a Japanese Maple. The back has hellebore, ferns and vines thriving in the shade of old trees. Specimens include Jeffersonia Diphylla and Cypripedium Reginae. Created bogs support moisture loving plants. Visitors descend to the ravine and neighbouring gardens to explore.

»523 Main Street
Subway: Main Street
Bristlecone Pine, Abies Nana, and bamboo are features in the front. Birds are attracted to the vines on the way to the back. Intimate pathways and perennial groupings open to generous borders of perennials, grasses, conifers and shrubs that lead to a garden cottage. Paths of reclaimed brick and vintage lighting connect different themes.
JUNE 15th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
North Toronto & North York

»122 Melrose Ave
Subway Lawrence
The sunny front is covered in red granite gravel and is planted with lavender, dwarf evergreens and small trees. The back garden is planted with spring bulbs, peonies and clematis. A checkerboard area is planted with sun lovers. There is no lawn in this long, narrow garden, home to this plant loverís favorites.

»15 Brookfield Road
Subway York Mills
Backing on to the West Don, this plant loverís garden features a pond, a woodland area beneath mature larch, spruce, pine and copper beech trees, sun/pt sun perennial borders including flowering shrubs and grasses, a rock garden and several herb/vegetable beds. Native plants and spring bulbs are incorporated throughout the gardens.

JUNE 16th
Scarborough

5.30 to 8.30
»64 Wickson Trail
Bus Neilson 33
This 35 year-old garden is mostly shade but filled with different plants such as dwarf evergreens, roses, hostas and shrubs. In the back garden there is a pond and waterfall and a selection of annuals and tropicals for the shade.

6.00 to 9.00 (No Parking til after 6.00)
»227 Conlins Road
Bus Neilson 95
The front scree garden is two years old and devoted to plantings for the hot summers. The back garden has been created over the last five years by an avid plant collector. The style is formal with many wonderful surprises in every corner.




JUNE 21st 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. Etobicoke

»10 Bethnal Avenue
Bus Prince Edward South 66
Thousands of bulbs mixed with small trees, perennials and shrubs form the front garden along with sunny garden herbs and vegetables. Grassless, the paths are pea gravel. The back garden hosts shade loving perennials and sun loving vines like roses and clematis on obelisks. Everywhere are roses in this organic garden filled with texture and fragrance.

»48 Maydolph Road
Bus East Mall 111
Situated on a large corner lot, various gardens encircle the house. They feature a wide range of plant material which has been specially chosen for this hot, dry site.

»22 Golf Crest Road
Bus Islington N 37
The south front holds mostly dry-tolerant perennials and low maintenance shrubs and trees including a Japanese maple, blue spruce and cedars. A shady area west of the house features woodland poppy, hostas, heucheras and ferns. A putting green covers a third of the back yard and a black walnut presents challenges.

»6 Norbert Cres
Bus Burnhamthorpe 55
This Victorian-coloured garden offers a variety of perennials framed by purple flowering mazus. Tulip bulbs greet spring while grasses and flowering bushes offer the gardener a promise of beauty to come.

»6 Echo Valley Road
Bus Burnhamthorpe 50
This corner garden is filled with magnolias, lilacs, redbud and other shrubs together with hundreds of spring bulbs. In mid-summer there is an eclectic mix of perennials with many daylilies and clematis.

JUNE 22nd
Scarborough

5.30 to 8.30
»64 Wickson Trail
Bus Neilson 33
This 35 year-old garden is mostly shade but filled with different plants such as dwarf evergreens, roses, hostas and shrubs. In the back garden there is a pond and waterfall and a selection of annuals and tropicals for the shade.

6.00 to 9.00 (No Parking til after 6.00)
»227 Conlins Road
Bus Neilson 95
The front scree garden is two years old and devoted to plantings for the hot summers. The back garden has been created over the last five years by an avid plant collector. The style is formal with many wonderful surprises in every corner.




JUNE 22nd 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
North York

»20 Hirondelle Place
Bus 91C or 91F
This plant-loverís garden emphasizes fragrant roses in a medium suburban space with a swimming pool. The garden is around the front, sides and back of the house. The back yard is well used from spring, through summer, to the fall. There is a good variety of different plants including small trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, climbers, annuals and some alpines. Several plants have been grown from seed.

»25 Orangewood Cres
Bus Victoria Park 24
A large rose garden highlights the perennial beds that surround this home. As well, there are beds of annuals, hanging baskets, containers and water features in many parts of the garden. Spring shows the flowering bulbs. These are followed by roses in June, day lilies in the summer and more perennials in the fall. Itís of interest all the time.

JUNE 23rd 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Etobicoke

»10 Bethnal Avenue
Bus Prince Edward S 66
Thousands of bulbs mixed with small trees, perennials and shrubs form the front garden along with sunny garden herbs and vegetables. Grassless, the paths are pea gravel. The back garden hosts shade loving perennials and sun loving vines like roses and clematis on obelisks. Everywhere are roses in this organic garden filled with texture and fragrance.

JULY 7th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
East York

»505 Main Street
The front garden features a pond and a Japanese Maple. The back has hellebore, ferns and vines thriving in the shade of old trees. Specimens include Jeffersonia Diphylla and Cypripedium Reginae. Created bogs support moisture loving plants. Visitors descend to the ravine and neighbouring gardens to explore.

»523 Main Street
Subway Main
Bristlecone Pine, Abies Nana, and bamboo are features in the front. Birds are attracted to the vines on the way to the back. Intimate pathways and perennial groupings open to generous borders of perennials, grasses, conifers and shrubs that lead to a garden cottage. Paths of reclaimed brick and vintage lighting connect different themes.

JULY 10th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m
Parkdale

»11 Melbourne Ave
Streetcar King or Queen
A garden oasis in the middle of the city, divided into compartments, it contains an eclectic mix of interesting plants. It is well designed to make use of limited space and to accommodate growing collections of both hardy and tender plants.




JULY 12th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Jane Street

»76 Delemere Ave
Bus Scarlett Rd 79
A plant loverís garden. In the sunny front, dwarf conifers, peonies, daylilies, blue-eyed grass, gazanias, delphiniums, dahlias. Down the driveway, under a grape pergola, a woodland garden. In the back, a gold and green border, a blue and white border, a red border, and under pines, a Rhododendron bed.

»70 Denison Road West
Bus Weston Road 89
If you would like to see what this gardener has growing under a 70 year-old and 70 foot-tall Norway Maple on dry, riverbank sand, please come and visit her garden.

»66 Denison Road West
Bus Weston Road 89
Wildlife oasis on a bluff overlooking the Humber River. Visitors can enjoy two ponds, a reflecting pool and a greenhouse water wall. Unusual deciduous trees and shrubs, dwarf conifers and lots of Japanese maples provide a natural landscape for a 150-year-old farm house.
JULY 13th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
North York

»20 Hirondelle Place
Bus 91C or 91F
This plant-loverís garden emphasizes fragrant roses in a medium suburban space with a swimming pool. The garden is around the front, sides and back of the house. The back yard is well used from spring, through summer, to the fall. There is a good variety of different plants including small trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, climbers, annuals and some alpines. Several plants have been grown from seed.

»25 Orangewood Cres.
Bus Victoria Park 24
A large rose garden highlights the perennial beds that surround this home. As well, there are beds of annuals, hanging baskets, containers and water features in many parts of the garden. Spring shows the flowering bulbs. These are followed by roses in June, day lilies in the summer and more perennials in the fall. Itís of interest all the time.
JULY 14th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
North York

»96 Bombay Avenue
Bus: Wilson 96
This is an urban plant collectorís garden featuring new and unusual perennials and dwarf conifers. Here you will find a range of plants that thrive in full sun to full shade arranged with a focus on colour, texture, and structure.

»219 Ridley Blvd
Bus Wilson 96
Ridley Gardens is a mixed perennial garden with a fine collection of dwarf conifers, perennials, hostas and day lilies. They grow hundreds of day lily introductions and more than a thousand day lily seedlings each year. Come and see how a day lily hybridizerís garden works!
JULY 19th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Etobicoke

»37 Old Mill Terrace
Subway Old Mill
The gardens near the house, under a canopy of oaks, are a mix of shade and sun-loving perennials, shrubs and annuals to maintain constant colour. The beds lead to a ďbench placeĒ overlooking the Humber Ravine. Pine bark paths wind through large, shaded woodland gardens with a wonderful mix of perennials.
JULY 20th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Etobicoke

»37 Old Mill Terrace
Subway Old Mill
The gardens near the house, under a canopy of oaks, are a mix of shade and sun-loving perennials, shrubs and annuals to maintain constant colour. The beds lead to a ďbench placeĒ overlooking the Humber Ravine. Pine bark paths wind through large, shaded woodland gardens with a wonderful mix of perennials.

JULY 27th 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
North York

»25 Orangewood Crecent
Bus Victoria Park 24
A large rose garden highlights the perennial beds that surround this home. As well, there are beds of annuals, hanging baskets, containers and water features in many parts of the garden. Spring shows the flowering bulbs. These are followed by roses in June, day lilies in the summer and more perennials in the fall. Itís of interest all the time.


AUGUST 7th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Etobicoke

»22 Golf Crest Road
Bus Islington 22
The south front holds mostly dry-tolerant perennials and low maintenance shrubs and trees including a Japanese maple, blue spruce and cedars. A shady area west of the house features woodland poppy, hostas, heucheras and ferns. A putting green covers a third of the back yard and a black walnut presents challenges.

»6 Echo Valley Road
Bus Burnhamthorpe 50
This corner garden is filled with magnolias, lilacs, redbud and other shrubs together with hundreds of spring bulbs. In mid-summer there is an eclectic mix of perennials with many daylilies and clematis.

»6 Norbert Crescent
Bus Burnhamthorpe 55
This Victorian-coloured garden offers a variety of perennials framed by purple flowering mazus. Tulip bulbs greet spring while grasses and flowering bushes offer the gardener a promise of beauty to come.
AUGUST 13th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
East York

»79 Oak Park Avenue
Subway Main
Worth seeing all year Ďround, this urban, rustic garden is at its peak in the fall when there is a riot of fall blooming and fruiting species, especially the warm season grasses. Special attention is paid to native plants. In this tableau, you will find many different kinds of asters, goldenrod, viburnums and dogwoods. This garden is as much about habitat creation as it is about a welcome human retreat for the gardeners.
AUGUST 14th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
East York

»79 Oak Park Avenue
Subway Main
Worth seeing all year Ďround, this urban, rustic garden is at its peak in the fall when there is a riot of fall blooming and fruiting species, especially the warm season grasses. Special attention is paid to native plants. In this tableau, you will find many different kinds of asters, goldenrod, viburnums and dogwoods. This garden is as much about habitat creation as it is about a welcome human retreat for the gardeners.
»179 Hanson Street
Bus Coxwell 22
This small, corner lot overflows with bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs that flower from early spring to late fall. The front garden features a Laburnum (golden chain tree) with selected shrubs that balance colour, texture and interest. The side garden is a boulevard of mixed perennials. At the back, fences are planted with climbing hydrangeas, roses, clematis and a wonderful Japanese wisteria.
AUGUST 27th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
North York & North Toronto

»15 Brookfield Road
Subway York Mills
Backing on to the West Don, this plant loverís garden features a pond, a woodland area beneath mature larch, spruce, pine and copper beech trees, sun/pt sun perennial borders including flowering shrubs and grasses, a rock garden and several herb/ vegetable beds. Native plants and spring bulbs are incorporated throughout the gardens

»122 Melrose Avenue
Subway Lawrence
The sunny front is covered in red granite gravel and is planted with lavender, dwarf evergreens and small trees. The back garden is planted with spring bulbs, peonies and clematis. A checkerboard area is planted with sun lovers. There is no lawn in this long, narrow garden, home to this plant loverís favorites.

SEPTEMBER 10th 10.00 to 12.00
North York

»96 Bombay Avenue
Bus Wilson 96
This is an urban plant collectorís garden featuring new and unusual perennials and dwarf conifers. Here you will find a range of plants that thrive in full sun to full shade arranged with a focus on colour, texture, and structure.


SEPTEMBER 11th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
East York

»505 Main Street
The front garden features a pond and a Japanese Maple.The back has hellebore, ferns and vines thriving in the shade of old trees. Specimens include Jeffersonia Diphylla and Cypripedium Reginae. Created bogs support moisture loving plants. Visitors descend to the ravine and neighbouring gardens to explore.

»523 Main Street
Subway Main Street
 
Bristlecone Pine, Abies Nana, and bamboo are features in the front. Birds are attracted to the vines on the way to the back. Intimate pathways and perennial groupings open to generous borders of perennials, grasses, conifers and shrubs that lead to a garden cottage. Paths of reclaimed brick and vintage lighting connect different themes.
SEPTEMBER 17th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Scarborough

»227 Conlins Road
Bus Neilson 95
The front scree garden is two years old and devoted to plantings for the hot summers. The back garden has been created over the last five years by an avid plant collector. The style is formal with many wonderful surprises in every corner.

»64 Wickson Trail
Bus Neilson 33
This 35 year-old garden is mostly shade but filled with different plants such as dwarf evergreens, roses, hostas and shrubs. In the back garden there is a pond and waterfall and a selection of annuals and tropicals for the shade.
SEPTEMBER 18th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Scarborough

»14 Wirral Court
Bus Bellamy 9
Many plants including snow drops, primulas, iris, roses and Japanese anemone have been inspired by hand-painted china. A pond and stream were designed to help drain standing water.
»56 Valhalla Blvd
Bus Kingston 12
The grassless gardens include the front which is filling with various echinacea and the rear where there are hostas, a pond, birch trees and obelisks supporting clematis, hydrangea and porcelain vines.

»58 Cree Avenue
Bus Bellamy 9
Flowering shrubs including rhododendrons, holly, weigela and a mixture of perennials and annuals fill the beds. A small pond adds the sound of running water to the garden while a sunny patio is home to various container grown vegetables.
SEPTEMBER 24th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
North York

»89 Wedgewood Drive
Bus Cummer 42
The front garden expands with new additions each season while in the back garden there are new gardens as well. The raised area comprises a flagstone patio and pond. On the lower level, raised beds are filled with bulbs, grasses, evergreens, shrubs, perennials and vegetables, all carefully selected by this avid plant collector and many grown from seed. A network of paths and lighting after dark adds to its enchantment.

OCTOBER 1st 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
East York

»79 Oak Park Avenue
Subway Main
Worth seeing all year Ďround, this urban, rustic garden is at its peak in the fall when there is a riot of fall blooming and fruiting species, especially the warm season grasses. Special attention is paid to native plants. In this tableau, you will find many different kinds of asters, goldenrod, viburnums and dogwoods. This garden is as much about habitat creation as it is about a welcome human retreat for the gardeners.

OCTOBER 2nd 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
East York

»79 Oak Park Avenue
Subway Main
Worth seeing all year Ďround, this urban, rustic garden is at its peak in the fall when there is a riot of fall blooming and fruiting species, especially the warm season grasses. Special attention is paid to native plants. In this tableau, you will find many different kinds of asters, goldenrod, viburnums and dogwoods. This garden is as much about habitat creation as it is about a welcome human retreat for the gardeners.

»179 Hanson Street
Bus Coxwell 22
This small, corner lot overflows with bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs that flower from early spring to late fall. The front garden features a Laburnum (golden chain tree) with selected shrubs that balance colour, texture and interest. The side garden uses a boulevard for a mixed perennial border. At the back, fences are planted with climbing hydrangeas, roses, clematis and a wonderful Japanese wisteria.
OCTOBER 16th 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Parkdale

»11 Melbourne Avenue
Streetcar Queen or King
A garden oasis in the middle of the city, divided into compartments, it contains an eclectic mix of interesting plants. It is well designed to make use of limited space and to accommodate growing collections of both hardy and tender plants.
OCTOBER 22nd 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Jane Street

»76 Delemere Avenue
Bus Scarlett Rd 79
A plant loverís garden. In the sunny front, dwarf conifers, peonies, daylilies, blue-eyed grass, gazanias, delphiniums, dahlias. Down the driveway, under a grape pergola, a woodland garden. In the back, a gold and green border, a blue and white border, a red border, and under pines, a Rhododendron bed.

»66 Denison Road West
Bus Weston Road 89
Wildlife oasis on a bluff overlooking the Humber River. Visitors can enjoy two ponds, a reflecting pool and a greenhouse water wall. Unusual deciduous trees and shrubs, dwarf conifers and lots of Japanese maples provide a natural landscape for a 150-year-old farm house.

»70 Denison Road West
Bus Weston Road 89
If you would like to see what this gardener has growing under a 70 year-old and 70 foot-tall Norway Maple on dry, riverbank sand, please come and visit her garden.

 



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