Garden Day Trips and Special Tours

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SpindleTree Gardens
Thursday, July 10, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Public $130; Members $110

Join our well-traveled garden instructor and horticulturist Frank Kershaw for a visit to one of Canada’s great gardens. This 15-year-old Land O’ Lakes signature attraction, SpindleTree Gardens, is a one-of-a-kind attraction in Tamworth, Ont. It has earned accolades for its innovative design features and spell-binding mix of outstanding plantsmanship with garden architecture.

SpindleTree Gardens provides an increasingly rare outdoor experience: 20 acres of formal, contemporary and natural gardens woven into an idyllic country setting.

Walk along meandering paths through this English park-like setting taking in masses of flowers that will delight the senses. Architectural features frame and embellish views of waterfalls, fountains, a maze and a new orangery. Also included is a locust allée, an amphitheatre and walled, terraced, classical English kitchen garden and croquet court gardens.

Enjoy a light lunch or English cream tea in SpindleTree’s screened-in tea room and consider purchasing a souvenir, gardening or gift item from the gift shop.

The gardens at SpindleTree are full of ideas which can be interpreted in your own garden. They are handicapped-accessible throughout and benches are available in the gardens for rest, sketching or contemplation. A visit to the various gardens throughout the seasons will inspire both hands-on and armchair gardeners alike.

Tom Brown, the creator of SpindleTree Gardens, leads tours on open days or visitors can proceed independently with the help of a garden tour guide map. Take a tour at

Join us for this fun-filled, educational outing that is sure to leave memories.

[PG14S02] Frank Kershaw

Royal York Rooftop Tour and Gourmet Luncheon – SOLD OUT
Tuesday, July 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Public $135; Members $120
Join hosts Marjorie Mason and executive chef Collin Thornton at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for a tour of its innovative rooftop garden and beehives. Enjoy a decadent, three-course lunch at EPIC, the hotel’s four diamond-rated restaurant. Space is limited.
[PG14S23] Marjorie Mason and Collin Thornton


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