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