The Toronto Botanical Garden Tour - The Beach - Part 1
26 Marvelous gardens were featured on this year's TBG garden tour of the Beach. The first order of business was to dump the car, as finding parking closer to Queen Street is a nightmare. I found a spot right in front of the first house Kevin & I lived in (and were evicted from!) in Toronto - 36 Enderby Road.
We started our tour just around the block. Here's the sign:
And here's the house:
So many people in the Beach have given their lawn over to plants. It really makes for a very pretty neighbourhood.
I don't know about you, but when I see homes as modern as this one, I often don't have much hope that there's going to be a garden. However, I was completely wrong:
The nice walkway up to the front door.
The backyard. The homeowners are garden mad. 50 Japanese Maples (I didn't count them, I'm just going by the program souvenir.). All sorts of special little plants - mainly keeping in the yellow/blue/purple families. And, the collection of pots they had would keep them busy watering for hours!
Not only was the garden large - it was all neat as a pin.
Peggy & I decided that we would walk as far as we could - starting at the top of the Beach and then grab the bus when we had to go back up the hill. Here's a spectacular garden/home we saw after our lunch on Queen Street:
This would be the garage.
This would be the house.
And this would be their view.
And this would be all the people on the tour sitting around ever hopeful that they might be invited to stay for drinks.
Over a couple of streets to a sweet little house and garden.
Unusual colour for a Martagon in a lovely old-fashioned garden.
And so I'll pause here. More tomorrow with some goings-on of my own garden that I can hear from my window calling out for water, weeding and attention.