The 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail is looking forward to another successful season, with five new gardens to attract visitors from near and far. The trail consists of 14 gardens that showcase a wide variety of flora and fauna set amongst the region’s natural beauty, intertwined with some of the region’s historic homes.
Last year, private gardens saw in the range of 300-650 visitors per garden while attracting approximately 14 tour buses to the region. Visitors came from Ontario, Quebec, New York State, as well as Yellowknife, Australia, Germany and France.
A mix of private, public and garden centre displays have been chosen to be part of the Garden Trail. They include the Shakespearean Gardens in Prescott and the Rideau Woodland Ramble in North Grenville, which was named 2015 Destination Garden of the Year by the Canadian Garden Council. For a full list of participating gardens, visit the web page.