Gardens in the spotlight 0
As the Morden and District Horticultural Society prepares to put some of the community's best gardens on display, it is also making a difference in the town.
It recently donated $1,000 to Tabor Home as another way of giving back to the community.
The money was raised from the proceeds from the 2011 Grow your Roots and Garden Tour, which has the 2012 edition taking place July 8.
"With the money we raised, we really took time to think about where we wanted to donate in our community," society president Nancy Penner said.
"We chose Tabor Home because it is one way for our group to give back."
Tabor Home chair Wayne Kroetsch said the support for the Tabor Home project has been encouraging as more donations come in everyday.
"Morden is very giving," Kroetsch said. "And it shows there is a need for Tabor Home."
- Tour coming up
The Horticultural Society is also excited to partner once again with the Pembina Hills Art Centre for the 2012 Art and Garden Tour coming to gardens in and around Morden July 8 from noon to 6 p.m.
You don't need to be a green thumb to enjoy a Sunday afternoon walking through spectacular gardens and be entertained by musicians and artists, Penner said.
The tour begins at the Pembina Hills Arts Centre at 352 Stephen Street ,where you'll find a brochure and descriptions of each garden and their locations.
The self-guided tour allows participants to enjoy the afternoon at their own pace, though Penner encourages everyone to take in as many gardens as possible.
"You are encouraged not to miss one because it could be the one you love the most," Penner said.
"The impressive gardens vary from delightful small yards to stunning rural properties."
There will also be opportunities to sit and visit with the dedicated gardeners, musicians and artists along the way, as well as complimentary refreshments.
The cost is $10 per person and the garden tours will continue rain or shine.
"Horticulture is an art form in its own right," Arts Centre director Monica Friesen said. "So what better way to enhance a garden than to add another art form."