Garden Tour Participation
What is the Long Branch Garden Tour all about?
The garden tour is a free community event in which Long Branch gardeners open up their gardens to the public for a day.
There are also speakers and a kid’s program. The Long Branch Garden tour is part of Garden Days Canada, a national celebration of gardens and gardening.
Who can participate?
If you live in Long Branch and love to garden, we would love to have you participate in the tour.
There is no cost to participating.
What’s involved in participating?
Expect lots of people to come around for a look at your garden. People will want to chat with you about your garden and it’s a great opportunity to get to know other garden lovers and to show off your special garden.
Is my garden really good enough to inspire someone?
Short answer, Yes.
The gardens in Long Branch are unique and as eclectic as the houses in the neighbourhood are.
All the gardens are different and offer something for everyone.
Big and to small, formal to informal, veggie, herbal, shade, English, rock, water, Japanese, pots, woodland, flower and rose gardens.
We welcome them all!
Do I have to attend meetings?
You do not have to attend meetings to participate, but you are welcome to come for updates and to help out with the organization. We appreciate all the help we can get!
How do I prepare for tour day?
Be sure your garden is safe for people to walk around in. Most gardeners take some time in the days before the tour to do some weeding and make sure all the details they love are taken care of. Some people provide refreshments, like water or lemonade, but it is not necessary.
How many people should I expect at my garden?
It’s hard to say for sure, but we’re promoting the tour extensively. If the weather is good, expect a steady stream of visitors all day.
Can I take photographs of the gardens on the tour?
Yes, please do.
Can I invite a neighbour to participate?
Yes by all means. We need to confirm participation by mid-April to meet print deadlines.