For $10, visitors will receive a map of the Garden Tour participants and home-made Fresh Berry Shortcake with real whipped cream at the Albert County Exhibition Fairgrounds in Riverside-Albert from noon to 2pm To guarantee your Berry Shortcake, please call 734-2044 or 882-2573 to reserve a ticket. (Visitors are welcome to buy tickets that day, but Shortcake can’t be guaranteed without a reservation).
Plan to have supper in beautiful Alma at the Harbourview Restaurant where you will receive a special garden tour discount! Tour hosted by the Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC).
Guess the Gardeners
The location of the gardens will be revealed on August 8th. Meanwhile, see if you can guess the identity of the gardeners.
Gardener B’s favourite seasons are “spring (winter is over), summer (no snow), fall (not hot, not cold, trees are pretty and require no weeding) and winter (no black flies or mosquitoes).”
Gardener C’s best gardening tip: “Never pay full price!”
Gardener D grows vegetables using a variety of organic methods including hugelkulture, season extension and companion planting.
Gardener E likes to relax in the garden, commune with his maker, and marvel at the colours and smells.
Gardener F likes “designing, creating, re-purposing and incorporating various objects into the garden. Each of these elements collectively contributes and enhances each other in the garden, hopefully creating a visual tapestry that stimulates the senses as well as enlightens the soul.”
Gardener G considers gardening her form of meditation. When she is in the garden, “the world disappears” but she is more present.
Advice From A Garden
Cultivate Lasting Friendships,
Sow Seeds of Kindness,
Listen to Sage Advice,
Don't Let Things Bug You,
Be outstanding in Your Field,
Take Thyme for Yourself,
by Ilan Shamir