Jim and Sharon Nivins
84956 Tower Line,
GPS 43.906681, -81.611968
Rural garden of day lilies and mixed perennials which features original garden art pieces.
OPEN Wednesday & by appointment
Rhea Hamilton and Klaus Seeger
37654 Nile Road, R.R.#3
GPS 43.793742, 81.588285
Enjoy their small pond nestled amid shade and sunny gardens, which feature old-fashioned perennials and native trees.
OPEN anytime and tours by appointment.
3. Donnybrook Flower Farm
38441 Glen’s Hill Road, R.R.#2 Auburn
GPS 43.837425, -81.488471
Specializing in cut flowers for bouquets and weddings, the extensive gardens wrap around the house, providing a wealth of colour and texture, in sun and shade, from April to November.
OPEN Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and by appointment.
4. Rainstone Farm
Rob & Elfie Enns
38356 Westfield Road,
GPS 43.817721, -81.509120
Smell the perfume in the air as you stroll through our gardens. We have all the usual suspects.
OPEN Friday to Saturday 10-4, CLOSED Sundays
5. Whimsical Grass Garden
142 Goderich Street, Auburn
GPS 43.770821, -81.531481
Featuring many ornamental grasses as a natural fence, with hostas, native plants and trees in a country garden setting. OPEN by appointment
6. Escape from Chaos
Jacqui Laporte and John Empson 141 Goderich Street, Auburn 519-357-7331 GPS 43.770757, -81.531397 Gardens are reflective of the owner, a yoga garden, raised vegetable garden, a dry riverbed to manage roof water and a snake hibernaculum! OPEN by appointment or by chance
No fee but donations to Victim Services
7. Wonky Frog Studio
Scott Ramsay ~ Artist Cat O'Donnell ~ Artist/Artisan Potter
197 Westmoreland St., Blyth
GPS 43.755295, -81.467243
Unique gardens are fun extension of pottery studio, ceramic treasures everywhere. 150th Canada tulip garden. Many types of berries. Shop supports (many) local Artisans.
OPEN Tuesday & Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 2-6, Friday & Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5, CLOSED Mondays by chance or appointment
8. Hideaway Haven
Jane Smyth 234 Blyth Road, Blyth 519.393.6131 firstname.lastname@example.org GPS 43.730915, -81.430957 A mix of coniferous and deciduous trees, pet friendly and drought tolerant perennials with stone terrace. Take the bridge over dry riverbed to see Rustic Cabin. Child friendly area. OPEN by chance or by appointment
Take a LUNCH Break
Queens Bakery - Coffee, espresso bar, tea, local cheeses, specialty desserts, fresh daily soups, sandwiches and quiche.
430 Queen Street, Blyth
Check us out on Facebook at Queens Bakery & Accommodations Blyth
Gardens of the Northeast
9. Alice Munro Literary Garden
273 Josephine Street, Wingham
Beside the North Huron Museum
GPS 43.887198, -81.312176 Public park pays tribute to the literary achievements of Wingham native and
internationally renowned author Alice Munro.
OPEN year round, self guided tour
10. Willowpark Patch
229 Arthur Street Wingham
GPS 43.89664, -81.313269
Large country garden, enjoy the patio, pond, paths and pergola.
OPEN by appointment or by chance. Buses Welcome
11. The Purple Rooster
Ron and Linda Henhoeffer
45095 Harriston Road,
R. R. # 1, Gorrie
GPS 43.884467, -81.048158,
An eclectic mix of shrubs and perennials in sun and shade featuring a Monarch Way Station. NEW: "O’Canada" flowerbed paying tribute to our country’s heritage. OPEN June 15 to September 15, Thursday. Friday & Saturday 10-4 Donations to Ivey Eye Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital, London
12. Overgrownus (NEW)
Wayne & Marilyn Williams
6123 Line 87, R.R.#1, Listowel
Mature country garden featuring a naturalized pond, waterfall, and drybed. Natural hardscapes and sitting areas amidst a collection of trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.
OPEN by chance or appointment
13. Baanrae Gardens
Don & Monique Baan 83250 Brussels Line, Walton 519-887-6998 email@example.com
GPS 43.684044, -81.296818
Graciously curving perennial gardens skirting old spruce trees. Large vegetable garden featured in back, situated on the north edge of the village of Walton. OPEN by appointment
14. Sunset Springs Greenhouse
43079 Hullett-McKillop Road, R.R.#4, Walton 519-527-0761 firstname.lastname@example.org GPS 43.649584, -81.31698 Stroll the meandering flower beds around a Victorian home. Hear the sounds of a bubbling rock and see our greenhouse explode with seasonal colour. OPEN May to June, Monday-Saturday 9-5; July to October by appointment
15. Howick Community Centre Gardens (NEW)
45088 Harriston Road, Gorrie
GPS 43.88627 -81.035424
150th Celebration Rock Garden: shrubs, grasses and perennials, showcasing 1,000 red and white Darwin tulips. Butterfly Gardens: native plants attracting butterflies and pollinators
OPEN all season, self-guided tour
16. Riverbend Gardens and Nursery
Allan and Shirley Koch
43846 C Line Road,
GPS 43.815701, -81.107774
Our gardens are home to nearly 1100 varieties of hostas, even more daylilies and many other interesting perennials, shrubs & trees. OPEN 1st Monday in May to Labour Day, off season/after hours by chance or appointment. CLOSED Sundays visit website
Take a LUNCH Break
Cinnamon Jim's Cafe - Cinnamon buns baked fresh daily, superb sandwiches on fresh baked buns, homemade soup and quiche. Full menus posted on Facebook @cinnamonjimscafe
Monday - Thursday 6am-3pm, Friday 6am-8pm
Saturday 7:30am-3pm 401 Turnberry Street, Brussels 519-887-8011
Gardens of the West Central
17. Huron County Museum (NEW)
Maintained by Friends of the Museum
110 North Street, Goderich 519-524-2686
Public vegetable garden maintained by local volunteers. This teaching garden involves volunteers in the planting, weeding and harvesting. At the corner of North and Trafalgar Street.
OPEN daily Interpretation or Museum tour by appointment.
18. Huron Historic Gaol (NEW)
Maintained by Friends of the Museum
181 Victoria Street North, Goderich 519-524-6971 email@example.com
Located within the walls of a National Historic Site, this garden features vegetables and herbs from historic Gaol menus. All produce donated to Huron County Food Banks.
OPEN during Gaol hours, or by appointment.
19. Hortum Monumenta
Vicky and Doug Culbert
49 North Street, Goderich
GPS 43.744756, -81.7113
A garden dedicated to Surveyor’s monuments
that have been collected from all over Ontario and displayed in a reflective shade garden, surrounded by Explorer roses.
OPEN June 30 till snow flies, 9-5
20. Falhaven Farm
Michael and Marguerite Falconer
79217 Orchard Line, Goderich
GPS 43.674342, -81.684714
This is a hybridizer’s garden specializing in cutting edge tetraploid daylilies. Also features other flower gardens and organic vegetable garden.
OPEN by appointment Check out Falhaven Farm and Nursery on Facebook.
21. Serendipity Garden
Thyra Knudsen & Patrick Capper 77759 London Road, Clinton 519.606.0016 GPS 43.599357, -81.532795 Sun and shade-loving perennials wrap around mature trees and into raised vegetable beds - a combination for food, beauty, habitat and species preservation. OPEN by appointment or by chance
22. Sleepy Hollow (NEW)
Percy Renner & Joanne Bullen
10 South Shore Lane, Bayfield
GPS 43.567208, -81.699743
Secluded serenity among the trees, enjoy boats on the Bayfield river, wild and colourful against a backdrop of ferns and hostas. Small Japanese garden. Exquisite sunsets.
OPEN 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or by appointment
Take a LUNCH Break
Authentic European Pastries, Organic Teas, Deli Sandwiches, Espresso Coffee, and more. Committed to Showcasing Ontario's Unique Tastes of Place 168 Courthouse Square, Goderich 519-612-2268
Check us out on Facebook @caitscafe
Gardens of the South
23. Smokey Hollow Farm
Joan Brady 36670 Dashwood Road, Dashwood
GPS 43.567208, -81.699743 Scenic property features a cut-your-own flower operation of perennial and annual flowers or join our weekly bouquet club and harvest yourself. Arrangements, vegetables and strawberries also available.
OPEN by appointment
24. Our Peace of Pardise
Don and Anne Russell 69844 Shipka Line Dashwood
GPS 43.278096, -81.672495 Large rural garden with four season interest. Perennials, hostas, daylilies, sedums, shrubs, peaceful sitting areas and two large vegetable gardens. Woodland lot with meandering trails. Donations to London Regional Cancer Program appreciated OPEN by appointment
25. Huron Ridge Acres
Carol & Dave Steckle
74101 Bronson Line
519-565-2122 firstname.lastname@example.org GPS 43.477868, -81.662416
Private backyard retreat including perennial, annual and vegetable gardens. OPEN by appointment. Plant sales at greenhouse. visit website for business hours
26. Gardening Made Easy
Phil and Patty Laporte
73691 Bluewater Highway
GPS 43.45524, -81.701696
Over one acre of reforested and naturalized
area, raised vegetable gardens for seniors, several rain barrel gathering systems. No Fee, OPEN by appointment
Take a LUNCH Break
Bayfield Berry Farm - Baked goods fresh daily, breakfast all day, specializes with home grown produce, preserves, frozen treats. Pick your own berries.
77297 Orchard Line, Bayfield 519-482-1666
See us on Facebook @BayfieldBerryFarm
Gardens of the East
27. Peace Garden & St. Marys Horticultural Society
St. Maria Street, and
Centennial Park, St. Marys
GPS 43.259587, -81.140653
Both public gardens designed, planted and
maintained by St. Marys Horticultural Society. The Centennial Park site features a natural stone sitting wall with a metal
sculpture, and four gardens along the walkway.
28. Fryfogel Tavern Museum & Arboretum
Located on Highway 7/8 east of Shakespeare
GPS 43.369048, -80.802720 email@example.com Park-like setting, five acre native plant restoration arboretum, dedicated trees, pollinator garden, heritage garden, historic Fryfogel Tavern building, picnic tables, and trails. Grounds open to public year round. Summer Time Porta Potties. .
29. Pergola Garden, Stratford
York St. GPS 43.371882, -80.982562 Historic site with pergola remiscent of earlier design destroyed in 1930's. Overlooks Thames dam. Landscaped and maintained by Stratford Horticultural Society. Shakespeare Gardens run parallel to the Perth County Courthouse, west end of Ontario Street at 1 Wellington St. GPS 43.370153, -80.982211 visit website walking tour map