Jemima's Garden Secrets TOUR

September 21, 2019 Colborne Lodge High Park 1:30 PM

Please join us on Saturday, September 21st at 1:30 for a special guided tour of the grounds at Colborne Lodge and let the spirit of this wonderful place introduce you to Jemima’s Garden Secrets. Colborne Lodge is not just a building, it is the pivot point of a series of garden experiences and the canvas for the vines and shadows Mother Nature chooses to place there. The gardens are a mirror of Toronto, planted with natives as well as immigrants from faraway places. Of course someone has to plant and care for them and some of our volunteer gardeners, including those from the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto and the Swansea Horticultural Society will be there to let you in on what you need to know about growing calendula so you don’t find out the hard way!

The ninety minute tour led by Catherine Raven will engage both experienced gardeners and those who know nothing by revealing the secrets of a 19th century garden set in the 21st century. Each element will be laced with anecdotes from the time to those of our gardeners today and there will be lots of opportunities to interact with the group & guide. The tour is divided into three segments: one a stroll around the gardens on the West Lawn, followed by a chance to sit down (on chairs) on the South Lawn and take in the views and lastly, a ‘conversation’ in the Coach House about women in the 19th century garden while we enjoy 19th century refreshments. In the background a loop of images of the gardens through the seasons will play on the wall.

Tickets are $15 and they can be purchased on line at:

or go to the Colborne Lodge site: and scroll down to click on Exhibitions and Events which will take you to the Streamintickets site.

Reservations/Advance Tickets are required.

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