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Tickets for Sale!

Tickets for the Open Garden Days are now available for purchase. You can buy your tickets here, at https://glenvillaartgarden.com/open-garden-days-tours/      Two separate areas of the garden are open to the public on the three Open Days: June 17, July 15 and August 12. Book and pay for your visit for either a morning visit…

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Reading the Land

Please join me tomorrow night, April 10, at 7pm for a talk on line! Reading the Land considers how using written words affects the way we relate to our gardens and the wider landscape.     The talk is part of a series organized by the Morris Arboretum and Gardens, University of Pennsylvania. The mission…

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Sugaring Off

Friends and family gathered over the weekend at the sugar camp at Glen Villa Art Garden for an old-fashioned sugaring off.    What’s a sugaring off, you ask? In my world, it’s an excuse for a party! More factually, a sugaring off marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It’s a time…

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Open Garden Days in 2023

The Open Garden Days are coming soon and you are invited!     I’m pleased to announce the Open Garden Day dates for 2023: Saturday, June 17 Saturday, July 15 Saturday, August 12   Tickets sales will begin in early April.  All tickets must be booked in advance. Spaces for morning and afternoon tours are…

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The linden tree at the end of the Big Lawn on June 2015.

Garden Favourites

As I prepare for another season at Glen Villa Art Garden, I’ve been thinking about other gardens I’ve visited. What lessons can I take from them, that I can adapt and apply to my own? Asking those questions has led me to reflect on something different. Why do some gardens stand out as clearly as…

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