Nine gardeners will share their passion on upcoming Chemainus garden tour

The Chemainus Garden Club is hosting a "Fascinating" Garden Tour this Sunday (June 23).

Get ready to get inspired this weekend, as the Chemainus Garden Club hosts a “Fascinating” Garden Tour Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nine gardens are featured on the tour, including five in Chemainus, three in Saltair and one in Ladysmith.

“It’s a fascinating garden tour, and people will know why we say ‘fascinating’ when they arrive,” said Jan O’Neill, a member of the garden club.

O’Neill believes the garden tour was originally her idea when she was president of the club in the past.

“I just love garden tours, and I thought Chemainus should have one; Ladysmith had one, and Duncan had one,” she said. “And then we thought of what good things we could do with the money, which is what prompted us to continue the tour. I think it’s fair to say that’s why we do it now.”

Tickets for the tour are $12 and are available at the Chemainus Visitor Centre, Sandpiper Gardens and Glass, and Twisted Sisters Tea Room.

There will be door prizes at each garden.

All profits from the garden tour will go toward local charities.

O’Neill says the Chemainus Garden Club members will suggest charities at their next meeting in September and then vote on where the money should go.

O’Neill was struck by how excited everyone was to be part of the tour this year.

“Nobody had to have their arm twisted,” she said. “It was wonderful to see that response. I think gardeners really appreciate it when they can share their gardens.”

For more information, call O’Neill at 250-246-5351.

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