Jun 26, 2019

If you are looking for a day out in the country, try the 2nd annual South Frontenac Garden Tour, on Sunday, July 7th. Organized by volunteers including Nona Mariotti and Shirley Joyce, the event is a self-driving tour to visit eight beautiful private gardens across South Frontenac.

“We are grateful to residents who have agreed to welcome the public to visit their gardens,” says Nona Mariotti. “We ran the garden tour last year and the response was highly favourable – people asked us to do it again.” The gardens will be open from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

The Garden Tour highlights the natural and cultivated beauty of the region, and also raises funds for Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation. “Many of us have benefitted from the many seniors’ services and programs at SFCSC, and this is our way of giving back,” says Mariotti.

The Grace Centre, home of SFCSC, is also a stop on the tour, where guests can see the volunteer-run vegetable garden, greenhouse, and new memorial walkway. In addition, it will play host to a drop-in lunch generously catered by Chartwell Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence.

Ryan Wilkinson, Retirement Living Consultant at Conservatory Pond says, “We are so very delighted to support Southern Frontenac Community Services and surrounding areas. We truly believe in making people's lives better, and are really fortunate to be able to step in where we can to help. The greatest reward is seeing our communities come together and flourish.”

Tickets are only $10 per person, and are available at a number of local merchants, the SFCSC office in Sydenham, and online through www.sfcsc.ca/gardentour2019. All ticket purchasers will receive access to an online map of locations and descriptions of the garden, or will receive a paper copy with their tickets. The details include the degree to which locations are accessible to people with walkers and wheelchairs.

For more information, including where to purchase tickets or to purchase them online, go to www.sfcsc.ca/gardentour2019.

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