July 24, 2018 at 2:07 pm  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments


The Secret Garden tour was held on a beautiful July day beginning in the gardens at Hospice Renfrew. This self-drive OR cycle tour featured some amazing Ottawa Valley views, established gardens, a treasure hunt, tours of Hospice Renfrew, artists working en plein air, an elegant twist on camping, home made cake and local strawberries. Gr 5/6 students from Central Public School made and sold mini terrariums @ $10 each.  Just over $2300 was raised with thanks to our tourists and sponsors Arnprior Public Library, Jill Alexander, Bishop Water, McGregors Farm, Miss Teen Ontario East, Steeped Tea independent consultant Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown, Diana Wakely and 22mosaics.

Prize winners for best photos and treasure hunt were: 

The Wright family – fairy garden 

Bettina Baum – home made cake and berry compote  

Julie Crogie – Steeped Tea 

Alaina Dean – fairy garden mosaic 


Names in photo:  Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown, Hospice Renfrew Volunteer and Steeped Tea Consultant; Judy Cobus, Hospice Renfrew Director of Clinical Services; Maureen Sullivan-Bentz, Hospice Renfrew Executive Director; and Kathryn Bossy, Secret Garden Tour Organizer

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