On the heels of its annual Hike for Hospice event, Victoria Hospice is selling tickets for another key fundraiser – the Teeny Tiny Garden Tour on June 12.
This year’s 17th Annual Garden Tour offers a mix of elegant formal gardens and city countryside spaces maximized for food production at a number of Victoria properties, said Jen Cooper, communications manager for the hospice, in a press release. The 11 gardens include an edible landscape in Victoria West, a woodland retreat in Fernwood and an urban oasis in James Bay.
Solara Goldwynn and Tayler Krawczyk’s backyard features a wide variety of cultivated spaces and a touch of wild growth, Cooper said. Linda-May Ross created a woodland retreat with forget-me-not knots nestled around handcrafted benches and pools with her partner, Micheal Gregson, who died at Victoria Hospice in 2014.
Ruth Laird has created an urban oasis on her 1915 property in James Bay. “She developed lush gardens to nurture the birds, the insects and the souls of all who visit. When Ruth died in 2020, (her daughter) Bonnie inherited the beautiful home and garden, and the Ruth’s love for both,” Cooper said.
Tickets for the Little Garden Tour are now on sale for $25 at Capital Iron stores in Victoria and the West Bank; Blenkinsop, Oak Bay and GardenWorks of Colwood and Heirloom Linens of Broadmead Village. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to Victoria Hospice’s annual fund, 50 percent of which comes from fundraising events.
Sponsors include Digital Direct Printing, First Memorial Funeral Services, Glass Smith & Co, Joyce Butler, National Bank Financial Wealth Management, The Avenue Gallery, Thrifty Foods and VandeRuyt Wealth Management Group and supporters Capital Iron, GardenWorks, Heirloom Linens and Indigo Sky Graphic Design.
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