The Garden Tour takes place this June 24

The Garden Tour takes place this June 24

Garden Tour 2012 set for June 24

Nine stops on this year's tour, from South Castlegar to Genelle

The 11th Annual Castlegar & Area Garden Tour takes place on Sunday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Castlegar Garden Club’s 2012 Garden Tour is a dazzling blend of styles featuring nine gardens in south Castlegar, Fairview, and Genelle.

Eight of the gardens are making their debut and have never been showcased on a garden tour. The Castlegar Garden Club’s goal is not to repeat a garden in the garden tour for five years. Gardens are concentrated in  a different geographic area each year, so people can spend their time enjoying the gardens, without excess driving.

For a fresh perspective, come enjoy the cleverly conceived, deftly created and effervescent gardens . . . Memories and inspirations will linger long after the final garden.

The popularity of garden tours is increasing exponentially every year. As many gardeners agree, one can’t have too many garden tours, as each is unique. The Castlegar & Area Garden Tour attracts a multitude of visitors from other communities. The Castlegar Garden Club promotes and encourages people to attend the other Kootenay garden tours in the Slocan Valley, Trail, Creston, Cranbrook and Kimberley.

Catch the flute music of Wind River Quartet at Genelle House B & B (Garden No. 8) from 10:00 – 12:00 noon.

Monetary donations for the Castlegar & Area Food Bank are much appreciated. Each year donations to the Garden Tour go to a different local charity.

Brochures and maps are available locally or by email. The Castlegar Garden Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month and new members are always welcome. For further information contact: Nora Jukes 250.365.6753 or Rose Cheveldave: