Sunday, June 13th, 2010 -  Rain or Shine
Join us for a celebration of gardening in our community
    • 10am - 4pm  Garden Tour - tour the gardens
    •  2pm - 5pm   Strawberry Tea at the Lighthouse Community Centre
    •  4pm - 5pm   Silent Auction of Garden inspired Art produced on the tour at the Strawberry Tea 
    •                       at the Lighthouse Community Centre
Available in Advance from
THE BEACON in Bowser   &  

On the day of the tour at 
The Lighthouse Community Centre   &  
 Magnolia Court in Bowser

and at the following gardens on the day of the tour
Garden #1 - 238 Sabina Road   
 Garden #2  -  5058 Longview Drive   
and Garden #7 - 79 Bald Eagle

View 9 inspirational gardens of Deep Bay & Bowser 
This is a self-guided tour of fabulous gardens in Deep Bay and Bowser which showcases the incredible diversity and talent of some of our residents.  Need ideas? Garden designs range from low maintenance to exuberant English cottage style to a plant collector’s vision. Ponds, food production, hardscaping, woodland and Asian themes,  rock gardens, rose gardensand rare South African and Asian plants will all be represented on this tour. 
click HERE for garden details

Featured in the gardens will be local Artists showcasing their works in progress.  Artwork produced on the day of the tour and inspired by the gardens will be ready for sale by silent auction, fresh from the easel, at the Lighthouse Community Centre between 3:30pm and 5pm click HERE for artist details

Hungry? Thirsty? Our local Eateries will be serving their specialties throughout the day.  
Inspired?  Our local Garden Suppliers will be happy to help you.
You can start your day with a $5.00 Pancake Breakfast at the hall 
click HERE for pancake breakfast details

Got a question about enhancing your garden?  Need to identify a beautiful plant or a nasty weed? 
The Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions after 2pm at the Community Centre


Join us for a Tour Wrap-up Strawberry Tea 
at the Lighthouse Community Centre. 2-5pm
Enjoy fresh Strawberries Shortcake($3.50) and tea or coffee ($1.50) and listen to live music as a well deserved break at the end of your tour from 2pm  to 5:00pm.  
*** Collect signatures on your passport from all 10 gardens to be eligible for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee ***
Artists arrive back at the hall after 3:30.  Sip your tea, enjoy your strawberry short cake and keep an eye on the silent auction for your favourite piece(s)! Silent auction closes at 5pm

Raffle Tickets for a Hand Painted Garden Bench.  1 for $2   3 for $5 
Raffle to be drawn at 5:00 at the Lighthouse Community Centre
Art cards will be available featuring photos from each of the gardens along with an inspirational quote from each of the garden owners.

Admission $10,   Children 12 and under FREE
No pets permitted on the tour.
Please be respectful of parking requests.
Washrooms at local eateries

   Purchase your $10 Passport /Ticket 
   at  The Beacon in Bowser or
   Mulberry Bush Books in Qualicum Beach
   or at the Pancake Breakfast at the 
   Lighthouse Community Centre on the day of the tour
    or call 250-757-9991 for further info