|TEN BEAUTIFUL GARDENS!
We would like to invite the members of your club to join us for our 31st Annual Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) Mother’s Day Garden Tour on May 11 & 12 from 10am – 4pm.
Our fundraiser is organized and run by a group of very dedicated gardeners and volunteers who work closely with VCM staff to ensure each tour is a weekend to remember. Funds raised go towards supporting the VCM’s inspiring music programs that are such an important part of our thriving arts community.
Every year we showcase exciting and innovative private gardens, located in Greater Victoria and up the Saanich Peninsula, many complimented by beautiful live music with a wonderful plant sale. This year we have ten delightful and interesting gardens to visit. A two-day pass is just $30.00 and makes a lovely Mother’s Day treat. Your ticket provides you with the location information and access to each of the gardens and plant sale on our self-guided tour.
Tickets will be available, in the first week in April, online at ticketrocket.org/garden and at locations throughout Victoria, Thrifty Foods (Victoria & Sidney), and at our VCM front desk (900 Johnson St at Quadra). Please reference the ticket outlets listed on our event image.
The VCM is very pleased to have partnered with Victoria’s Oswego Hotel to provide a promotional room rate, for Mother’s Day weekend, to all garden tour attendees. Please ask for the ‘Mother’s Day Garden Tour Rate’ when booking.
Here are brief descriptions of four of the ten gardens you will be enjoying in 2013.
“A stream runs through it”
A gardener who loves to share her ¾ acre paradise and lucky for us, we get to see it. A perfect blend of wild woodland and rare specimen trees and perennials.
Solitude and privacy abound in this Japanese themed garden. Happiness flows through the luxurious Koi pond, over mossy rocks and into the extensive vegetable patch. Relax in the Asian-inspired gazebo and enjoy the tranquility of this peaceful setting.
Be inspired by this very evocative creation. No lawn! Hard work, creativity and vision have transformed an everyday lot into a corner of paradise. Dramatic use of grasses and large architectural perennials add much interest and a new mini orchard has just been added.
“Copper Beach Cottage”
An artist’s retreat, this is a cottage transplanted from James Island. This garden shows colour and texture co-ordination at its best and is crammed with a wild profusion of Provencal lavenders, roses, vines and perennials.
We hope you and your members will choose to celebrate Mother’s Day in the Garden City and help the Victoria Conservatory of Music continue to enrich lives through music. If you have any questions, please contact Brian at
Terry LeBlanc and Brian Johnston
Victoria Conservatory of Music Mother’s Day Gardens Tour