Gardener Helen Whitaker relaxes in her whimsical garden.

Whimsy and beauty on garden and art tour

Campbell River's annual garden tour takes place this weekend

Personalities – no two are the same – so there’s something for everyone on this year’s Campbell River Garden and Art Tour this Saturday and Sunday.

Gardener Helen Whitaker, whose whimsical garden features everything from flowers to fruit to potatoes to mason bees, says the most important lesson she learns from gardening is that she’s not in charge – Mother Nature is. Part of the joy of gardening, says Whitaker, is meeting other gardeners and talking about gardens, so she can’t wait to welcome the public to her property this weekend during the annual Garden and Art Tour.

Meet Whitaker and other creative gardeners from north Campbell River down to Black Creek this weekend during the annual Garden and Art Tour. Tickets for the self-guided tour are $16 per person, with proceeds supporting the Campbell River Art Gallery’s children’s programs. Tickets are available at the Campbell River Art Gallery, the Visitor Information Centre, the Willows Market and the Comox Valley Art Gallery. Ticket includes garden descriptions, a map and discounts at the Royal Coachman Pub, Boston Pizza, and Sundance Java Bar. You can also book a bus tour at the Community Centre for $20 per person, which includes your ticket. Seats for the bus tour are limited and available through the Community Centre only. Call 250-286-1161 to book.

For more information, call the Campbell River Art Gallery at 250-287-2261.