The 17th annual Carnegie Gallery Secret Gardens Tour takes place on Sunday, June 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine).
Established in 1993 as a yearly fundraiser for the Gallery, the Secret Gardens Tour is an eagerly awaited event that features a diverse selection of gardens in and around Dundas. The 2010 Tour has eight outstanding garden retreats: five in Dundas and three in the Copetown/Greensville area.
The gardens vary from small and pretty town gardens to large rural properties with heritage houses and each promises to delight and inspire. One town garden on the Tour boasts over 200 varieties of hostas, while a large country garden contains a variety of settings: a natural pond filled with water lilies, a circular woodland garden leading to the 1885 house, formerly the Methodist manse, and then five garden rooms beyond.
In several of the gardens, Muskoka chairs, hand painted by Carnegie artists, will be on display. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Gallery for a chance to win these magnificent chairs which were provided by the Threshold School of Carpentry. During the Tour, the Threshold School will have a display of their work, including garden sheds, at the back of the Carnegie building.
As part of the Secret Gardens Tour, the Carnegie Gallery hosts a tearoom featuring live music, with complimentary lemonade, iced tea, and a delicious assortment of sweet biscuits to relax and refresh.
Tickets for the 2010 Secret Gardens Tour are $15 each and include a frameable poster featuring artwork by printmaker Maureen Steuart plus a ballot for a chance to win one of the fabulous door prizes.
The 2010 Secret Gardens Tour runs rain or shine on Sunday, June 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the Carnegie Gallery, 905-627-4265 and at Bryan Prince Bookseller 905-528-4508. For further information visit www.carnegiegallery.org.