Colborne Lodge Heritage Gardens
The gardens at Colborne Lodge, surrounding the picturesque cottage at the south end of High Park, the home of John and Jemima Howard, have long been supported by the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto. Once again, thanks to the support of the Hort for this outstanding project, which goes from strength to strength, as anyone who has visited the garden over the years will appreciate.
From the early spring display of heritage bulbs, through the summer profusion of perennials and annuals to late September when coleus and chrysanthemums continue the colourful show, the garden is a source of pleasure for the thousands who visit High Park each year.
This past year the Lodge’s vegetable garden was part of the Hort’s successful Vegetable Garden Tour in September. Some 16 volunteers, including some from the Swansea Horticultural Society (who contribute both time and money) work in the garden, ably supervised by Catherine Raven as well as by the City staff at the Lodge.
Margaret Hawthorn, Coordinator
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