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Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society Fulford Place Museum - House & Garden Tour June 3, 2 p.m. Come for a daytime tour of the house and garden at the Fulford Place Museum, 287 King St. E., Brock- ville, ON. Tour cost is $5 per person. For more information contact Marsha Ferguson at marferg@aol.com.


Garden Tour and Strawberry Social Sat., June 20, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Garden Ontario Week with the Rideau Lakes Horticultural Soci- ety. Tour four beautiful gardens in the Portland area along with strawberry shortcake and refreshments at the Port- land Anglican Church. Tickets $5.


Gananoque – Garden Walk About June 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Gananoque Horticultural Park at 7 p.m. (King and Main St.) and join in a walk about the neighbourhood to look at front gardens. Tour runs rain or shine. For more information contact Penny Stewart (613) 546-6093 or email gan.hort.soc@gmail.com.


Georgetown Horticultural Society - Garden Tour June 14 Contact Lil Taggart at (289) 892-9668 or


email liltovey@hotmail.com for more information.


Credit Valley Horticultural Society (Mississauga) Garden Tour June 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year, they feature some of the best gardens in Mississauga on their annual garden tour. This year is no exception! Located in the Oakridge neighbourhood (near Mississauga Golf and Country Club) of Mississauga, the gardens are all different in style and size. They include fabulous plants, structures and water features. This self- guided tour allows you to proceed at your own pace and view the gardens in any order you choose. Your ticket includes a guidebook with map and description of each garden. Chat with the homeowner/gardener, take home ideas for your own garden and possibly win a prize – it’s an event you won’t want to miss, rain or shine. Check


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back for Ticket information and sale locations. Contact Heinke Thiessen at (905) 820-4751 or email creditvalley- hort@gmail.com.


2015 Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society 30th Annual Garden Tour & Stroll June 19-20 Participate in a spectacular garden tour like never before...musicians, artisans and winery experience. This two day tour runs Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person on the day of the tour and are available at Toddy Jones Park, 50 North Street, Amher- stburg. For more information contact macadotte@yahoo.ca or amherstburg. ca or phone (519) 816-1873


50th Annual Cloverleaf Garden Tour June 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 2473 Thorn Lodge Drive, Missisauga. This tour showcases private gardens in the Clarkson and Sheridan Homelands neighbourhoods, in south-west Mississauga. Join us in celebrating Cloverleaf’s 50th Anniver- sary Garden Tour and Garden Ontario Week. There will be special surprises in honour of this anniversary. Tickets are $15 and will be available by early June. For more information contact Manuela Neto at (905) 274-8938 or via email at manuela.neto@sympatico. ca


ZONTA Garden Tour June 21 Don’t miss ZONTA’s annual garden tour of Chatham’s best gardens. More details to be forthcoming. For more information contact Terri Dent at the Blenheim-Harwich Horti- cultural Society.


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