In response to a warm spring, the Point Roberts Garden Club has moved its biennial garden tour up to a June date.
The nine-garden tour will take place on Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour is self-guided, allowing guests to visit the gardens in any order, and includes afternoon tea and live music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Point Roberts Community Center on Gulf Road.
The tour features some returning favorites such as an artist’s palette of pinks, blue and lavender; an Asian-inspired peaceful oasis hidden behind a privacy fence; and what has been termed one of the great emerging Northwest Coastal perennial gardens. New additions include a garden designed to complement a 1920s cottage barged to the Point from New Westminster, a true English garden by the seaside and a low maintenance slope-side sanctuary. “The gardens are a testament to their owners’ vision and care,” said club member Jennifer Urquhart.
Several of the gardens are close to the sea, each with their unique design approach to sun, wind and salt.
Tickets for the tour go on sale June 4 and are available at the Blue Heron Gallery and Nielson’s Home Building Center in Point Roberts, Harris Nursery in Ladner or Sunnyside Nursery in Tsawwassen. Ticket prices are $20 CDN or $15 US per person. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour up until 2 p.m. at 79 Tyee Drive, on the right, shortly after crossing the border into Point Roberts.
No tickets will be sold after 3 p.m. in order to give visitors enough time to tour the gardens. Each ticket includes a map of Point Roberts clearly marked with the locations of the tour gardens, the afternoon tea, and restaurants for those who wish to have lunch.
More information about the tour is available on the Garden Club’s website, pointrobertsgardenclub.org, and on its Facebook page.