One of the highlights of the year in Cabbagetown is the Hidden Gardens and Private Spaces Tour, organized by our friends at the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. We’ve just heard from them that this year’s event is going to be held on June 7th from 10 am – 3 pm.
Purchase your tickets via their website or at one of the retailers listed on their website at: http://www.cabbagetownpa.ca/hidden-gardens-private-spaces-tour
Hidden Gardens and Private Spaces Tour
Sunday June 7, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm
The event of early summer! This self-guided tour brings visitors along the charming tree-lined streets of Cabbagetown’s Heritage Conservation District and through quiet back lanes to hidden alcoves of greenery.
Visit unique urban gardens to explore the creative use of small spaces. Some gardens can only be entered from pleasant back lanes, which, at the turn of the last century, were used by horse-drawn carts to deliver ice, coal, bread or milk. Many lanes demonstrate “guerilla gardening” and have intriguing names: Yen, Magic, Gordon Sinclair, Chipping Sparrow.
Gardeners will be on site to answer questions about their challenges: towering shade trees, visits from urban wildlife (raccoons, skunks, squirrels, opossums) and their choices of plants and other materials. This year, Toronto Master Gardeners will be present in some gardens.
The ticket contains a map that locates the gardens on this year’s tour. Park and walk. Start and finish anywhere along the route as there is no “official” circuit. Balloon bouquets and volunteers will help guide you. In addition, enjoy special offers to ticket holders from locate shops and eateries.
Tickets cost $15.00 and are sold at various outlets in Cabbagetown and several garden centres in the city. For their locations and more information or to buy a ticket online with PayPal, go to: http://www.cabbagetownpa.ca/hidden-gardens-private-spaces-tour
The Cabbagetown Preservation Association, a not-for-profit association of volunteers, works diligently to support Cabbagetown’s architectural integrity and historic awareness. This event supports these efforts. The CPA is a registered charity #85053 6160 (RR0001)