Ladysmith Rotary 2015 Garden Tour

 31 May
 Aggie Hall
  - V9G - Ladysmith - Canada
 Rotary Club of Ladysmith
Date: Sunday May 31, 2015 Show and Sale at ‘Aggie’ Hall (1st Ave. & Symonds St.): Open 8:45 am–1:30 pm Call Ed Nicholson at 250-924-3402 or email for more information Tickets for Garden Tour: $15 (includes garden pass, program and map.) Tickets available at Aggie Hall on Tour Day or in advance from Ladysmith Rotarians. Tickets also available at: Nancy’s Fashion, 49th Parallel Grocery in Ladysmith, Pemberton Holmes Ladysmith on 1st Ave and Dig This in Nanaimo. The Rotary Club of Ladysmith will be hosting its 18th annual garden tour on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Ten local gardens, ranging from acreages in Yellow Point to lots of widely varying sizes in Ladysmith and Saltair will be open for self-directed tours from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Come and enjoy enticing boulevard plantings, formal gardens, natural settings with ponds, hardscaping to enhance streams and waterfalls, berry and vegetable beds, and glorious flowers, shrubs, and trees. A great experience for gardeners at all skill levels! Master Gardeners Two professionally trained gardeners from the community will be at the Ladysmith Agricultural Hall during the morning of the tour to answer your gardening questions. Watch an artist at work! Local artists will be present at most gardens to enhance your viewing experience and answer your questions about their creations and techniques. While picking up your garden pass and map at the “Aggie" Hall, take time to enjoy the delicious continental breakfast available from 9:00 – 11:30 AM for only $5.00! Local home and garden-related businesses will offer their products for sale at Aggie Hall from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Booths with B.C. handicrafts will also be on display. Enter their free draws! A video presentation produced by Frank Elsom on the theme “Ladysmith Gardens and Flowers” will run continuously at Aggie Hall. The “Ladysmith Singers” community choral group will give two performances at the hall between 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Don’t forget to buy your Garden Tour Raffle Tickets! This year, the popular raffle features 3 great prizes: a pair of Bill Hutchinson cedar lawn chairs, a brushed silver patio heater and a patio umbrella. Raffle tickets are available now from Ladysmith Rotary members and at the Hall on the day of the Garden Tour. NOTE: Raffle Draw: 1.30 pm at Aggie Hall. The Rotary Garden Tour is a wonderful opportunity for gardeners of all skill levels to visit and admire gardens otherwise unavailable to them. Many visitors will benefit by finding fresh ideas and renewed enthusiasm for their own gardens. The tour has been carefully constructed so that there is ample time for you to visit all 10 gardens. Just follow directions on the map provided! There will be a large local area map at Aggie Hall – as well as someone there to help you plan your garden visits. PS. Don’t forget to bring your camera, water and sunscreen!

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