Secret Gardens Tour 2011
The Carnegie Gallery’s 18th Tour of Artistic Garden Retreats
Sunday June 26, 2011
10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine!
Each year in June the Carnegie Gallery runs a garden tour showcasing some of the best gardens in the area. Established in 1993, the Garden Tour is an eagerly-awaited yearly event that features a diverse selection of gardens in the Dundas, Ancaster, and Hamilton area.
Gardens are chosen to provide inspiration and admiration and always include personally created gardens that are tended by dedicated (and sometimes obsessed!) owners. Many gardens are artist-owned and therefore include charming quirky touches – or even the artist’s own work. Others may be small town gardens or larger rural country ones, but each brings to life the vision and efforts of the owners, whether it is of a horticultural nature or is an interesting use of arbours, pathways and decks.
The tour is self-driven (using maps provided by the Gallery) through the beautiful local landscape and the charming small-town streets.
A special feature of the Carnegie Gallery tour is the original, frameable artwork poster that is part of the ticket price. This year’s poster image is of a doll created by doll maker Monika Shedden of Dundas. Also included in the ticket price are free refreshments available in the charming tea room at the Carnegie Gallery, where you can also fill out a ballot for door prizes and view the current art exhibition.
The tour is the major fundraiser for this non-profit community gallery, and we thank all of our old and new supporters.
above left : Secret Gardens Tour 2010 poster, image by Maureen Steuart
above right : Secret Gardens Tour 2008 poster, image by Eric Brittan