June 16 2014

15th Secret Gardens Tour: True horticultural gems just waiting to be discovered!

For the 15th consecutive year, the Town of Rosemère and several of its citizens invite people from throughout the region to discover true horticultural gems during the Secret Gardens Tour to be held Sunday, July 13. For this one day only, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., a dozen private gardens will be open to the general public, revealing the most breathtaking landscaping arrangements. Two of these properties are returning to the tour, while three others are first-timers. 

To mark, in a novel fashion, the 15th anniversary of this annual event, the Town has produced pennants that already grace municipal buildings and Grande-Côte. Residents are invited to purchase these at the municipal library, at a cost of $30 each. 

This year again, the tour will provide an opportunity to exercise, since the route lends itself to biking. Visitors will also be invited to bring a lunch and picnic in the charming gardens of the Hamilton House where municipal councillors will be serving wine while young musicians and local artists contribute their talents to the day. Musicians will also be entertaining in a few of the gardens on the tour. 

The tour starts between 9:30 a.m. and noon, at the commuter train station. This is the only time a map of the tour route will be handed out. After this, visitors can set out at their own pace, visiting gardens until late afternoon. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.  Priced at $15 each, $25 for a pair, or $10 per person 50 years of age and over, they are currently on sale at the municipal library (339 Grande-Côte), the Town Hall (100 Charbonneau Street), and Pasta Deliziosa (334-B Grande-Côte). A few tickets will also be available at the commuter train station (287 Grande-Côte) on the morning of the event. 

"This 15th anniversary will not only allow us to admire, once again, gardens that are each more enchanting than the last, but to contribute as well to a humanitarian cause dear to the hearts of Rosemerites, since all proceeds from the sale of tickets will be donated to the respite care organization Les Petits Plaisirs,” noted Mayor Madeleine Leduc. This group makes it possible for families in the region who are caring for a disabled child to benefit from services essential to their quality of life. 

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Town of Rosemère

For information:
Michel Girouard
Director of Communications
Tel.: 450 621-3500, ext. 1243
Email: mgirouard@ville.rosemere.qc.ca

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