Several weeks ago, I went on The Carnegie Gallery's Secret Gardens Tour--an annual fundraising event to support their ongoing activities--and visited 8 of the 10 gardens on the tour. My photos don't do the gorgeous gardens' justice but I thought I'd share the charming features that caught my eye.
The Gallery's Complimentary Tea Room offered visitors light refreshments.
This award-winning garden had a cute "cottage" (perfect for tea time!), a (decorative?) well, a small bridge over a stream, and bonsaied trees.
This garden had 2 ponds and a terraced landscape.
This was the most colourful garden of the tour.
The front garden features a Koi pond.
The back garden offered a fantastic view of the Valley!
My favourite feature of this cottage garden is the unique sculpture of the owners' grandson in his snowsuit.
As I walking to the next garden, I spotted this deer wandering around...hope the poor thing made its way home safely!
The Rock Garden at the Dundas Driving Park is maintained by volunteers.
This is the minimalist architectural garden's front (left) and back (right) yards.
This wooden structure was added to the original home.
Love the turquoise bicycle garden ornament in this garden!
I got to chat with the gracious hosts and learned that they've been working on their gardens for years (Rome wasn't built in a day!) and the majority did the gardening on their own. Seeing these beautiful gardens have inspired me to step up my gardening game!