Glen Villa Art Garden is open to the general public only on Open Garden Days. Dates vary from year to year and are posted annually.
In 2022 the garden will be open on June 25, July 23, August 20 and October 1. The cost is $25/person, payable in advance. All proceeds go to the Fondation Massawippi Foundation, which works to conserve land, build public trails and provide funding for projects that benefit the communities around Lake Massawippi.
NOTE: Reservations sold prior to June 27th were issued without accompanying tickets. Please present yourself to the registration table at your allotted time and day and we will check your name off the list. Printed tickets are not necessary.
Post June 27th there was an upgrade to the system and tickets are now being issued. If you would like to print your ticket, it is available in a PDF format which you can download and print after you complete your transaction.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are these guided tours?
No. The visits are self guided using the help of a map and explanatory brochure.
What time do I need to arrive?
We recommend you arrive within the first hour of your designated time slot to allow sufficient time for the visit.
How long will the tour take?
There are two trails. TIMELINES is approximately 5 kms long. The LAKEVIEW Trail that includes the principle garden area is approximately 1.5 kms long.
You can choose to walk both or only one.
We recommend a minimum of 1.5 – 2 hours to visit the site.
As it is a self guided tour, you can walk at your own pace and turn back before completing the entire loop if you are tired.
What time do I need to leave?
Please leave the site no later than 30 minutes after the end of your time slot. This is particularly important at the end of the day.
(Afternoon Visit : 4:30 latest departure.)
Are there places to sit?
Yes. Benches and stopping points are scattered throughout. You are welcome to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of the artwork and nature.
Can I bring a picnic?
No. You are welcome to visit the nearby villages for lunching at public parks and restaurants
Is there water available on site?
We strongly recommend you bring your own bottle or water. You can get a refill on site and we offer free glasses of water.
Can I bring my dog?
No, dogs are not permitted.
Is the walk suitable for children?
Children are welcome. Babies and toddlers under 6 are free of charge.
Is the walk suitable for strollers or wheelchairs?
No. The site is hilly and paths are not paved.
Can I take photographs?
Yes, for personal use only. Take pictures not plants.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes. Instead of a refund, we would ask you to consider making your purchase a donation to the Massawippi Foundation. The event is a fundraiser for their conservation mission in the watershed of Lake Massawippi.
We do not issue refunds.
You are allowed to change your reservation date or give your tickets to a friend. The feedback we are getting is so positive. People are thrilled with their discovery.
We are hoping to keep costs to a minimum (PAYPAL refund charges etc.) and fundraising to a maximum!
The gardens are open rain or shine.
Glen Villa Art Garden is open for tours by prior arrangement from June through October.
For information on booking, please contact us.
- No dogs allowed at the property
- No picnicking
- Bring good walking shoes
- Bring water