Flamborough Horticultural Society to hold Waterdown Garden Walk July 1-2

WhatsOn Jun 19, 2017 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

The Flamborough Horticultural Society will hold its first-ever Waterdown Garden Walk July 1-2.

The walk will feature 22 gardens within the Waterdown core. Flamborough Horticultural Society president Arie Vanspronsen said there was a concerted effort to keep the gardens all within walking distance.

“We wanted people to be able to go from garden to garden and spend some time in Waterdown,” he said. “There are some gorgeous gardens in Waterdown.”

He said the Flamborough Horticultural Society was inspired by the Buffalo Garden Walk — one the largest free garden walks in North America, which started with 20 to 30 gardens 20 years ago and has since grown to over 400 gardens.

Although the Flamborough locations are part of the Hamilton Spectator’s Open Garden Week, Vanspronsen said the local gardens will only be open July 1-2, rather than the 10 days scheduled for the Spec event.

“We’re kind of a separate area from the Spectator,” he said. “We’re going to be in it, but as a separate cluster.”

He added the horticultural society previously did a 30-garden tour to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary, which featured gardens throughout Flamborough.

Vanspronsen noted his home at 2 Union St., will act as the home base for the garden tour, and there will be maps showing the locations of the other gardens available at his home.

As well, he noted the Flamborough Horticultural Society will have maps available at Oh Canada Ribfest.

Homes that are part of the garden walk will have signs out front of the homes indicating if the garden on display is at the front, side or back of the property.

“It’s in the beginning stages,” he said. “We’ll see what happens this year — I’d like to do it as a continuous thing.”

The gardens will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.

Flamborough Horticultural Society to hold Waterdown Garden Walk July 1-2

WhatsOn Jun 19, 2017 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

The Flamborough Horticultural Society will hold its first-ever Waterdown Garden Walk July 1-2.

The walk will feature 22 gardens within the Waterdown core. Flamborough Horticultural Society president Arie Vanspronsen said there was a concerted effort to keep the gardens all within walking distance.

“We wanted people to be able to go from garden to garden and spend some time in Waterdown,” he said. “There are some gorgeous gardens in Waterdown.”

He said the Flamborough Horticultural Society was inspired by the Buffalo Garden Walk — one the largest free garden walks in North America, which started with 20 to 30 gardens 20 years ago and has since grown to over 400 gardens.

Although the Flamborough locations are part of the Hamilton Spectator’s Open Garden Week, Vanspronsen said the local gardens will only be open July 1-2, rather than the 10 days scheduled for the Spec event.

“We’re kind of a separate area from the Spectator,” he said. “We’re going to be in it, but as a separate cluster.”

He added the horticultural society previously did a 30-garden tour to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary, which featured gardens throughout Flamborough.

Vanspronsen noted his home at 2 Union St., will act as the home base for the garden tour, and there will be maps showing the locations of the other gardens available at his home.

As well, he noted the Flamborough Horticultural Society will have maps available at Oh Canada Ribfest.

Homes that are part of the garden walk will have signs out front of the homes indicating if the garden on display is at the front, side or back of the property.

“It’s in the beginning stages,” he said. “We’ll see what happens this year — I’d like to do it as a continuous thing.”

The gardens will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.

Flamborough Horticultural Society to hold Waterdown Garden Walk July 1-2

WhatsOn Jun 19, 2017 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

The Flamborough Horticultural Society will hold its first-ever Waterdown Garden Walk July 1-2.

The walk will feature 22 gardens within the Waterdown core. Flamborough Horticultural Society president Arie Vanspronsen said there was a concerted effort to keep the gardens all within walking distance.

“We wanted people to be able to go from garden to garden and spend some time in Waterdown,” he said. “There are some gorgeous gardens in Waterdown.”

He said the Flamborough Horticultural Society was inspired by the Buffalo Garden Walk — one the largest free garden walks in North America, which started with 20 to 30 gardens 20 years ago and has since grown to over 400 gardens.

Although the Flamborough locations are part of the Hamilton Spectator’s Open Garden Week, Vanspronsen said the local gardens will only be open July 1-2, rather than the 10 days scheduled for the Spec event.

“We’re kind of a separate area from the Spectator,” he said. “We’re going to be in it, but as a separate cluster.”

He added the horticultural society previously did a 30-garden tour to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary, which featured gardens throughout Flamborough.

Vanspronsen noted his home at 2 Union St., will act as the home base for the garden tour, and there will be maps showing the locations of the other gardens available at his home.

As well, he noted the Flamborough Horticultural Society will have maps available at Oh Canada Ribfest.

Homes that are part of the garden walk will have signs out front of the homes indicating if the garden on display is at the front, side or back of the property.

“It’s in the beginning stages,” he said. “We’ll see what happens this year — I’d like to do it as a continuous thing.”

The gardens will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.