Surround Yourself with Beauty
Sunday June 24
10AM - 4PM
$15 per person
Here's a sneak preview of some of the fabulous gardens of Schomberg’s Garden Tour this year.
A Master Gardener's Garden
Rare perennials, a huge assortment of peonies, lilies and clematis varieties are found in the tiered, terraced, expansive gardens in front of the house. More than fifty hosta specimens, including ‘praying hands’ and ‘Emporer Wu’. Other notable specimens are: thalictrum, ligularia, Missouri primrose, baptista, joe pieweed, papyrus, a ginkgo & magnolia tree, crabapple tree, climbing Japanese hydrangea, boomerang lilac and many more. A small pond takes centre stage in the shaded back yard and a vegetable plot just outside the kitchen door completes this stunning property.
Muskoka Inspired Country Gem
While a bit among the mature stand of trees, such as white pines, honey locusts and big willows on both sides of the driveway which greet guests. Meandering walkways invite to explore. Along the pathways plantings of heuchera, lavender, Salomon seal and geraniums lead to a large entertaining area with a screened in gazebo. Further down the path is a fire pit overlooking a pond. A weeping red beech, Jacob’s ladder, bunneras and ligularias complete the stunning collection of plant material and garden architecture.
Earthbound Country House
A long winding drive way leads to the stately farmhouse surrounded by huge maple trees, perched on an elevation overlooking the horse paddocks and barns. Within a white picket fence there are garden rooms on different leves and spectacular water features, the walkway leads to a sitting area with a stunning fireplace. Feature plants are bridal wreath spirea, lilacs, ferns, hostas, just to name a few. This country property is turned into a children’s summer camp and educational centre. Here children learn how to grow, harvest and prepare fruit and vegetables coming from themed gardens like: pizza bed, smoothie bed, herbal tea bed, breakfast and meat & potatoes bed. One gets to also meet the many animals on the farm including horses, rabbits, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, alpacas, guinea pigs and more.
Large English Inspired Gardens
Visit this formidable estate in the prestigious Kings Cross Estates. Gardens are established under mature trees and shrubs which makes the gardens look settled. A succession of bloom provides interest and joy for all seasons. Blue geraniums, Russian sage, heuchera, irises, purple barberry, phlox, delphiniums, Salomon seals, Japanese Anemone and a weeping katsura are just a few of the many specimens in this established garden. Even a vegetable plot!
Country Club Estate
Most impressive on this Country Club Estate in Carrying Place Golf Course are the healthy mature trees that cast shade on flowers and shrubs. The front gardens are planted with lavender, roses, various coloured spireas and lilacs as well as hostas & phlox. A massive linden tree shades the multileveled, tranquil back yard which slopes downward to a ravine, where tall established trees line the back yard.
Two Gardens in One!
Visit the Grackle Coffee House and neighbor. Entering through the neigbours back yard along newly established gardens and an impressive outdoor kitchen in the making, you will find yourself in a whimsical back yard that has a lot of character with an eclectic collection of interesting bottles. The artesian well provides water for the plants such as honey suckle, clematis, corkscrew willow, rose of Sharon, phlox, lavender & monks hood.
Amidst the Gardens You Will Find Beautiful Art Displays and Eclectic Pop Up Shops
Scroll Through Photos from Previous Tours
Photos courtesy of Shirley Miller of Heirloom Photography
Fall in love with King as you experience this self guided tour showcasing various gardens and estates in around the town of Schomberg and the rolling hills of King Township. Enjoy unique displays, pop-up sales and local artists in each garden.
Sunday June 24
10AM - 4PM
$15 per person
Tickets available on the day of the tour at 9:45 am at the Community Hall at 325 Main Street in Schomberg
or by calling Eleonora Schmied at 905-939-7454.