With summer quickly approaching, Gabriola Island is preparing for its 14th annual Home and Garden Tour.
The self-guided tour takes place June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and gives visitors a chance to view unique homes and gardens tucked away behind gates and hedges, and along country roads.
The tour includes 10 sites featuring ponds, walkways, natural rock and native vegetation, drought-tolerant plants, flowering perennials and annuals, and vegetable beds.
Island musicians will be performing and a painting by artist Mary Gay Brooks will be auctioned off.
The tour is a fundraiser for People for a Healthy Community, Gabriola’s social services agency which runs the food bank, Christmas Bureau, Rainbows program, soup socials, seniors’ circle of care, women’s craft circle, youth programs, gardening projects, and citizen advocacy.
Tickets are $20, and can be purchased in Nanaimo at Dig This on Rutherford Road, the Blue Poppy Garden Gallery in the Heritage Mews and Buckerfield’s in Chase River.
Gabriola ticket outlets are Artworks at the Folklife Village, Wild Rose Garden Centre and Wheelbarrel Nursery.
This tour involves walking down rural driveways and on uneven ground.
For more information or to reserve tickets, please call 250-247-7311 or e-mail email@example.com.