In the summer of 2015, the Gananoque Horticultural Society Garden featured the ‘Americana Cherry Rose’ geranium, an eye catching and floriferous variety.

Roberta Abbott, Secretary for the Gananoque Horticultural Society, has kindly shared a selection of local society's garden tours of 2015. Enjoy!

"Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, a small, historic town on the St. Lawrence River, is blessed with many lovely gardens. The Gananoque Horticultural Society, which has been in existence for over 100 years, celebrates our community's gardening prowess by organizing an annual Garden Tour, this year to be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Eight to ten local gardens are featured, and usually include both private residences and beautiful commercial spaces, such as restaurants and hotels. Last summer’s tour featured an extensive rose garden with over 200 varieties; the large annual and perennial beds of the Gananoque Inn and Spa; a tiny European-style courtyard surrounded by shrubs and flowers; and the Society’s own public garden. Most are within walking distance and are also close to numerous opportunities for shopping, sightseeing, and dining. We encourage all gardeners who plan to be in the area (or those who just love plants and flowers) to visit and take the tour."

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In Julie and Bob Taylor’s back yard, a shady corner is ideal for a variety of small hostas.

 

‘Henry Hudson’ Explorer rose is draped over the archway, with the fragrant ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ beside it. The central garden of Lucille and Chris MacDonald’s spacious lot features about 100 hybrid tea and floribunda roses.

 

Lush hanging baskets enliven the courtyard at the Gananoque Inn & Spa.

 

A ‘Jackmanii’ clematis twines around an old bed frame at the Purple House Café.

 

A small courtyard behind the home of Liz and Rick Austin is brightened by a hardy Explorer rose, while a curly willow drapes across the garden.

 

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