Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Art Gallery enlisting gardens for annual tour

Visitors on the 2011 CR Art Gallery Garden and Art Tour were fascinated by the amazing Jurassic-themed garden created by local residents Kevin and Dianna Thompson. The Garden Tour committee will soon be looking for gardens to feature on the 2012 tour.  - Photo by Brian Kyle
Visitors on the 2011 CR Art Gallery Garden and Art Tour were fascinated by the amazing Jurassic-themed garden created by local residents Kevin and Dianna Thompson. The Garden Tour committee will soon be looking for gardens to feature on the 2012 tour.
— image credit: Photo by Brian Kyle

Have you ever considered taking part in the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Garden and Art Tour? Would you like a chance to show off your beautiful garden, and benefit the Gallery at the same time?

Spring is just around the corner, and that means the selection committee for the Annual Garden and Art Tour is starting to make their list of gardens to consider for this year’s tour.

Committee members are looking for new gardens to add to the old favourites featured on the tour. Any and all sizes and types of gardens will be considered, from large acreages to tiny city lots. Gardeners who would like to share their passion for the earth with the community – and help raise funds for programs at the Campbell River Art Gallery at the same time – are being sought. Is your neighbor a fantastic gardener? Feel free to forward suggestions of amazing gardens in your neighbourhood to the selection committee. The committee will tour all suggested properties in advance.

The self-guided Garden and Art Tour, sponsored by Royal LePage Campbell River, is scheduled for July 7 – 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tickets are $15 per person, which includes a catalogue and map. Bus tours will be available through the Campbell River Community Centre.

The proceeds from this popular fundraising event support children’s programming at the Art Gallery.  For more information call the Gallery at 250-287-2261, email admin@crartgallery.ca or drop by the Gallery at 1235 Shoppers Row.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon until 5 p.m.

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