river bend artists of Grand River
river bend artists of Grand River
river bend artists of Grand River
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river bend artists of Grand River
The Open Gardens Tours

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Open Garden Tour - 2012

GRAND VALLEY & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
and the
RIVERBEND ARTISTS OF GRAND VALLEY OPEN GARDENS DAY 2012
July 7 10 am to 3 pm

Once again, six beautiful gardens in and around Grand Valley will be open for you to explore at your leisure, rain or shine. The event is FREE, and self-guided, so you can start wherever you like, and continue from there. This year, an exciting addition to the day will be the participation of several artists from our own local Riverbend Artists group. Each site will have member(s) exhibiting/selling their beautiful creations, so be sure to allow yourself lots of time.

For more information, call Bev Graham (519) 928-5371,
Click here for Map.


Click here for pictures of this very successful event.
Downtown Grand Valley has many great places to stop for a lunch or break why not make a day of it and bring along a friend or two? Here are your gardens, have a great visit!

The Landman Family 322345 Conc. 6-7 (North of Grand Valley)

There are many beautiful stone features at this family farm, including a black house and walls. It is also home to Landman Gardens CSA, with large organic vegetable gardens, and with perennial and shrub beds surrounding the house.
Guest artist:

Jenny and Harry Janssen 22 Mount Haven Crescent (North of Grand Valley)

We are so pleased to have this new addition to our garden tour this year. Fairly recent gardens, with a mixture of perennials, annuals and shrubs.
Guest artists:
  • Harry Janssen (Landscape and still life painter)
  • Jenny Janssen (Fabric garden sculptures)


Sherry and Greg Wildeboer 18 Mount Haven Crescent (North of Grand Valley)

The owners of Whispering Pines landscaping company are also on the tour for the first time this year...look for some stone features here, as well as Greg's handmade furniture.
Guest artist:
  • Nathan Masters (Photographer)


Nicky and Scott Young 282299 Conc. 4-5

A large property with sweeping beds surrounding this beautiful home. New additions have been made since their last time on the tour. Be sure to catch the bellydancing performances by the gorgeous waterfall backdrop of the pool... Two shows only!!
Guest artists:
  • Hummingbird Dance (Belly Dancing led by Joan Pope)
  • There will be two 20-minute performances, at 11:30 am and 1 pm
  • Donna Pascoe (Painter and sculptor)
  • Doug Fulford (Medieval jewelry and chain maile)
Kathy and Rick Taylor 67 Amaranth St. E, Grand Valley

These beautiful gardens are a haven for birds and butterflies...Every year, there are new perennials or shrubs! A Grand Valley favourite...
Guest artists:
  • Jessica Dobson (Painter and Photographer)
  • Leah Mitchell (Quilter)
  • Margaret Oorebeek (Drawings, handwork, water-based oils)
Julie and Ralph Baumlisberger - 223227 Station Street, Waldemar

Established perennials, lots of mature trees, and water features here...in addition to a large market vegetable garden and greenhouse.
Guest artists:
  • Julie Baumlisberger (Folkart painter and Photographer)
  • Manuela Marshall (Fabric artist)
  • Peter Marshall (Pyrographic/acrylic painter)
  • Julie Vanalstine (Painted rocks, pen and ink)
** As well, we will have George Rutkay visiting all the gardens with his beautiful Gusli and Kokle stringed instruments. He will be playing mini concerts throughout the day...catch him by chance!

A map on how to get around

Riverbend Artists of Grand Valley Open Gardens Map


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