2019 – 25th Annual Garden Tour

In celebration of 25 years the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society Garden Tour was held Sunday, July 14th, 2019 from 10AM – 2PM.

All proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Rural Resource Centre.

Starting at 10AM on Sunday July 14th, 2019 volunteers at the Library were selling Passports for anyone who didn’t take advantage of the $8 Passports sold prior to the date.

An amazing contribution by those who opened their yards for the community to walk through, all the volunteers, and sponsors.

  1. Glen and Ruth Campbell
    76 Pannell Lane, Strathroy

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2. Sleepy Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary
395 Victoria St, Strathroy

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3. Women’s Rural Resource Centre Community Garden
48 McNabe St, Strathroy ON

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One of the Sponsors, Firefield Landscape Supply gave each of the tour attendees a free 1 gallon Perennial.

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4. Ken & Joanne Vanderheyden
8081 Falconbridge, Mount Brydges ON

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5. Willy & Evelyn Van Erp
24610 Sutherland Rd, Strathroy ON

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6. Frank Sauer
425 Carroll St W, Strathroy ON

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7. Cheri & Karl Loeb
2 Westgate Ave, Strathroy ON

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8. Brittney & Nick Zwart
335 Beattie St, Strathroy ON

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9. Sensory Park Community Garden
Adelaide Street & High Street W, Strathroy ON

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A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens Tour

Annual Garden Tour of the 5 acres donated by the Cuddy Family to Fanshawe College is a bargain.  Only $5 for a tour of the gardens and to walk at your own pace after the tour.

The only downfall is that this is the only weekend that the gardens are open to the public to view.  Many of the flowers are either past their bloom (tulips, narcissus) or not yet blooming (Rose Garden).

At the end of the tour there were 2 greenhouses filled with plants for sale at excellent prices.

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Daily Quote: May 23

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If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
~Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778)


During my recent tour of the 2019 Canadian Tulip Festival we saw that several trees had been destroyed by storms in the last year with nothing by large stumps left as a reminder of their greatness.  This oak tree stood tall with branches outstretched, not yet starting to sprout leaves.

Plant trees as an investment in the future.