Aldergrove Fair ‘Garden Tour’ fundraiser planned

Garden enthusiasts to learn, explore, be inspired!

Aldergrove Fair's Garden Tour is set for this summer.

Join fellow garden lovers on Sunday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an exclusive, hosted tour visiting six private gardens in the Township of Langley.

The Aldergrove Fair Garden Tour is a fundraiser to benefit the 2016 Aldergrove Fair, which returns on July 15, 16 and 17. The theme of this year’s fair is “Garden Party.”

Every garden on this tour has a distinct personality reflecting the owner’s preferences and creativity. On the tour guests will see large estate gardens, gardens with wonderful views, gardens with hardscape, arbours, fountains and ponds, gardens with container plantings, gardens specializing in hybridizing plants, and formal gardens — and gardens planted to energize and focus the visitor’s wellbeing.

These gardens are rarely open for public viewing, making this tour even more special; be sure to bring your camera.

Tickets are $65 plus $4.51 service fee with limited seats available, adults only, please.

Each ticket includes hosted tour of six private gardens, coach transportation with pick-up and drop-off at the Otter Co-op 248 St. at Fraser Hwy., and lunch and refreshments. It also includes free admission to the Aldergrove Fair, July 15, 16 and 17.

Not just one, but two master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions during the tour.

Restrooms are available on the coach, and at Gardens #1, #3, #5, and #6.

As there is much uneven ground, the gardens are not wheelchair, stroller, or walker accessible. Organizers regret they cannot accommodate specific dietary needs or allergies and recommend guests bring a bagged lunch if needed.

Event participants assume all risks associated with the Aldergrove Fair Garden Tour, including but not limited to uneven ground, stairways, slippery areas, and other hazards. Please be careful. Your safety is important to us.

For tickets see website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aldergrove-fair-garden-tour-2016-fundraiser-tickets-21832040220

In related news, applications for floats in the 2016 Aldergrove Fair Parade are now available. To apply or for complete parade information, visit aldergrovefair.ca/fair-days/fair-days-parade/.

And if you have ever attended the Aldergrove Fair and thought, “Wow! This is great, I would love to be involved in next year’s fair,” or if you have an idea you would like to share, Aldergrove Fair Days committee are bringing their meetings downtown Aldergrove on Tuesday, March 1 and Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. They welcome proud Aldergrove community people to join in the planning. Membership fee is $5. Please let the committee know you are coming to the meeting at the Aldergrove Business Association’s office (upstairs) at 2941 – 272 St., via email to info@AldergroveFair.ca