You are Invited to the 20th Denman Island Home & Garden Tour
June 15 - 16, 2013 9:30am - 5:00pm
Come to Denman Island for a magical day or perhaps a wonderful weekend getaway to visit some of BCs most memorable homes and gardens. Known for its diversity and country charm, this Tour offers architectural highlights, showy blooms, cozy cottages brimming with perennials, traditional farmsteads, artists' lairs, and back-to-the-land projects that show us just what sustainability looks like in the 21st Century.
Who's on the Tour?
Twelve unique properties await your pleasure. Award-winning garden writer and broadcaster Des Kennedy and his partner Sandy return after a six year hiatus. Their extensive gardens are pure enchantment. You could spend hours wandering through their hand-crafted arbours, stone paths, and terraces, or sitting on the deck beside the cascade and pond gazing at the masses of blooming delphiniums, old roses, herbaceous peonies and clematis.
Another Tour favourite, the Scruton farm, offers a 180' curved pergola covered in grapes, clematis, honeysuckle and roses; an aviary filled with cockatiels and lovebirds; rich vegetable beds; a walk-in enclosed berry garden; a refurbished 1922 heritage barn and a woodworking shop where Dr. Scruton produces his masterfully-crafted furniture.
New this year is the amazing Rapati house, an adventurous feat of engineering, design, craftsmanship and exquisite taste, built in a tear-drop shape with custom made curvy beams and cabinetry throughout.
On your Tour 'round the island, you'll also see examples of natural building techniques, a secret garden nestled alongside a magical marsh, gardens by the sea, outstanding views, innovative sustainability practices, work from Denman's finest artists and sculptors, and much more.
Buy your tickets online at http://www.denman-conservancy.org/home-and-garden-tour or visit any of our local ticket merchants http://www.denman-conservancy.org/home-and-garden-tour/garden-tour-ticket-outlets-2013