Greetings fellow garden lovers!
I’m writing to let you know that this year’sÂ East Van Garden Tour is on Father’sÂ Day, Sunday, June 20th. AllÂ the gardens on the tour this year are quite closeÂ together and you should beÂ able to walk the entire route. There are 12 gardensÂ on the tour.
You can get your tickets aheadÂ of time at Britannia Centre (1661 NapierÂ Street, 604-718-5800) or atÂ Figaro’s Garden (1896 Victoria Drive, 604-253-1696). You can also get ticketsÂ on the day of the tour at Figaro’s (cash only onÂ the day of the tour, however).
As usual, tickets are $10 perÂ person.
TheÂ self-guided tour runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
OnÂ the day of the tour, go to Figaro’s to pick up your map showing the locations and descriptionsÂ of the gardens on the tour.
NoteÂ that most gardens are not wheelchair- or stroller-accessible. ChildrenÂ must beÂ eitherÂ babes in arms orÂ 12 years or older (or, if younger, amazingly well behaved future botanists).Â Pets are not allowed. Photos are only allowed with the gardenÂ ownerâ€™sÂ permission.
WeÂ will need garden sitters! If you have time to do a three-hourÂ shift (10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00) as a garden sitter in one of our beautifulÂ gardens this year,Â you can take the rest of the tour for free! PleaseÂ let Pat Davitt know if you’reÂ available (604-253-1885).
If you know of any splendidÂ East Vancouver gardens you would like to nominateÂ for future tours, alsoÂ contact Pat (604-253-1885).
Proceeds of the East Van GardenÂ Tour go to support the work of BritanniaÂ Neighbours, which these daysÂ includes the maintenance of the Napier SquareÂ Greenway, support for the summer Napier Greenway art fair Artful SundaysÂ (thisÂ year Sundays, noon-5:00, Aug 8-Sept 5), sponsorship of a field trip toÂ VanÂ Dusen for a science class at Britannia Elementary, contribution to theÂ upcomingÂ new Britannia Community Centre sign in the Greenway, partnershipÂ with Drive OrganicsÂ to make compost for the Greenway. We thank the GreenÂ Streets program of theÂ City of Vancouver Engineering department for its ongoingÂ support.
Let me know if you have anyÂ questions.
SeeÂ you on the tour!
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