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Castlegar Garden Club

12th Annual Castlegar & Area Garden Tour

Sunday, June 23, 2013
9 am 4 pm

Featuring gardens in Glade and Castlegar

Admission by donation

Brochures available locally or by email June 1st

More info:

or contact  Rose Cheveldave 250.365.9600


Castlegar Garden Tour 2006

Pictures taken June 11th, 2006


    On Sunday, June 11th, we had an annual Castlegar and area Garden Show, with nine beautiful gardens participating. The weather was cooperating, with just a few clouds and a lot of most welcomed sunshine.
    When talking about gardens and flowers a picture is worth a thousand words, so let's talk with pictures. Unfortunately, since taking pictures is very time consuming, I did not manage to visit all the gardens on the show.

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    The pictures above had been taken in a small garden belonging to Evert and Guelly, in the center of Castlegar.
    The garden is just in its second year. There are perennials, annuals and inherited from the previous owners rose bushes. The biggest part of the garden is occupied by vegetables, some of them oriental. On the day of the show the fruits on the Tomato plants there were already 10 cm in diameter! There are also some fruit trees in the garden, and two three year old Almond trees that the owners grow from seeds. The Filipino cookies made by Guelly for the occasion were delicious.

    On the pictures above you can see a beautiful, well established garden in the Tarrys area, close to the Kootenay River. There is a rock garden with a big pond in the center, surrounded by spectacular specimens of Beauty Bush. There are fruit trees, fruiting bushes and a vegetable garden. The garden also features twig gazebo and arbor. It is bordered by Grape plants. All plants look exceptionally strong and healthy. Good gardening, Judy and Peter!

    On the pictures above, on the left, you can see a rustic greenhouse at the center of a mobile park compound, also in the Tarrys area, close to the highway connecting Castlegar and Nelson. The interest in gardening of the landlady spread to her tenants. Two of them, Gerda nad Rita, had their sweet little gardens on the show.


    The Queen of this year Castlegar Garden Show was undoubtedly Iris. I could not stop taking pictures of the stunning Iris flowers in the collection of 500 varieties of modern and heritage Bearded Irises in the garden of Val and Allan, beautifully located close to the Kootenay River, in the tranquil and picturesque area of Shoreacres. Here are some of the pictures. Enjoy!


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