About this Tour
11 Years and counting
The 2017 Victoria Water Garden Tour is a self-guided tour of designated outstanding local gardens and outdoor spaces which showcase unique water features such as fountains, waterfalls, ponds, streams and lakes. These well-balanced water gardens provide a pesticide-free environment for birds, pollinators and other wildlife while providing a soothing and relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy.
Art. Music. Water Gardens
The gardens that have been chosen this year represent a range of simply elegant creations to botanical extravaganzas that will provides the visitor with an experience rich in visual texture and wonderful smells that set free your inner gardener’s imagination. Add in the tranquility of some live musical accompaniment to these visual and olfactory senses and enjoy your day of meandering through some amazing gardens!
Easy to Follow Map
Not a great street navigator? You can relax. The route of the tour is clearly indicated on the ticket you purchase. Each location is numbered and there are signs at the first major junction before the home you are visiting as well as at the home itself. The destination garden sign will have the colourful flags of Canada and Tanzania…you won’t miss it!
Light refreshments will be available at one of the gardens providing you with an opportunity to relax and learn about the organizer of this event; For the Love of Africa Society. Every water garden has volunteers, many who are members of the For the Love of Africa Society (FTLOA) and who are available to answer questions about the society. Each volunteer is identified through their colourful T-shirts, their name badges, and their welcoming faces.
Gardens from our 2017 Tour
1. bursting with botanical vigour
2. Oasis of outdoor living
3. tranquil pond and impressive flowers
4. Breathtaking ponds & streams
5. Tropical meets West Coast
6. delicate stream flows over ivy covered overhang
7. large natural rock outcropping
8. lush shrubs with a large koi pond
9. Tranquil woodland garden
10. cascading waterfalls to a large pond
11. Gentle waterfall garden with raised beds
All Proceeds go to the For the Love of Africa Society of Victoria. Together we can bring health and hope to one small part of the African continent. We are not just a society, but a community working together for the benefits of not only the people in Tanzania but for one’s own enjoyment and self-fulfillment.
Water Garden Tour Updates
Thank you to Shaw TV for this wonderful preview of this years tour. It will be shown on Shaw TV, Channel 4 starting on Friday, June 30th to Friday, July 7th, inside a show called “Community Producers”. Fri. June 30th at 3pm Sat. July 1st at 7am, 3:30pm Sun. July 2 at 12pm Mon. July Read more about Video of the tour[…]
We have amazing artists presenting this year at the water garden tour. Thank you to John Poppit, Suzie Polinsky, Keith Levang, Madelaine Ross, June Haynes, Marcela Strasdas, William Watt, Fay Melling and Sam Boehner who will be showcasing some of their works at the gardens.
The water garden tour is pleased to have the following musicians performing at this years tour: Darlene Phillips and Judy Bishop (together) – Harp and flute Val Turner – Harp Beth Page – Harp Gwyneth Evans – Harp Joe Bradley and Kelvin Clouden together saxophone and guitar Lynn Dennis – Keyboard Brad Prevedoros – Guitar Read more about Music in the Gardens[…]
Tickets for this years Water Garden Tour tour are available online or at major garden centres. Tickets are $25 per person. IN PERSON LOCATIONS NEAR YOU: Brown’s The Florist Downtown Victoria – 757 Fort Street (250) 388-5545 Sidney – 2499 Beacon Avenue (250) 656-3313 Westshore – 2972 Jacklin Road (778) 433-5399 Dig This Oak Bay – 1990 Read more about Water Garden Tour – July 8 – Tickets Now on Sale[…]