On Saturday, July 20, you are invited to visit Glen Villa — to explore the gardens, fields and forests and to help support an important community cause.
Visit the China Terrace, where an old resort hotel has been delightfully re-imagined.
Enjoy the rich assortment of wild life that lives at the Skating Pond.
Walk alongside the Aqueduct and take in the fragrance of flowers that bloom in abundance.
Admire the sculptures and art installations that enrich the landscape.
Explore trails that lead into the woods.
AND, for the first time, walk the Timelines Trail. This extension to the garden takes you into fields and forests where intriguing elements add a special touch to the landscape.
To whet your interest, here are a few of the things you will see along the way.
The Crabapple Allée …
… these tall corrugated tin columns and their surprising finale …
… this unusual directional sign …
… and the musical evocation of the past at Orin’s Sugarcamp.
This Open Garden Day, the first since 2017, is a fundraiser for Fondation Massawippi Foundation and the Massawippi Conservation Trust, so not only will you have the chance to visit the garden, you will be helping to protect sensitive, undeveloped woodlands and support community activities in and around Lake Massawippi.
Every dollar raised at this year’s Open Garden Day will go towards continuing this important work.
In the eight years since they were established, the twin sister organizations have protected 1000 acres of pristine forest in perpetuity and are now working to preserve more. They have built trails giving safe access to these biologically significant properties and have supported community activities in the communities, large and small, that surround the lake.
In the weeks ahead, I’ll post more information about the Open Garden Day and how you can book tickets for this special event. So keep in touch, at http://www.siteandinsight.com