Gardener June Greens

Spend some time in these gardens

There’s nothing like a day in the garden on a warm June day.

There’s nothing like a day in the garden on a warm June day.

Whether the sun is shining or a summer rain is falling, the fragrance and beauty of gardens of all sizes are a June joy.

The public can get an up-close view of some joyous June gardens during the 2011 Campbell River Art Gallery Garden and Art Tour Saturday and Sunday. The fundraising event, sponsored by Royal LePage Campbell River, features 13 gardens this year, including eight properties new to the tour. Few people love the earth more than a gardener, so visitors to this year’s batch of gardens will see a wide variety of conservation techniques and eco-friendly approaches to creating an oasis.

Gardener June Greens said her conservationist attitude stems from the fact that she can’t stand to see anything go to waste. When she and her husband Frank bought their home on a ridge above the Campbell River, she described the property as a mess with no garden. The Greens spent months working outside to create a Victorian-style garden full of roses.

Tickets for the self-guided tour are $15 and available at the Gallery, at the Visitor Info Centre or at the Willows Market. Call the Gallery at 250-287-2261 for more information.

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