The Annual Garden Tour is a tradition of West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA). After 24 years of discovering the most beautiful gardens of the West Island, WICA is ready to wow its visitors once again.
The Garden Tour is an important fundraiser for the organization. In order to continue providing essential services to the most vulnerable people in the West Island, WICA relies on the contribution of participants of our annual Garden Tour and the Wine Tasting.
On July 8th, visitors will discover nine gardens located in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville. Thanks to our collaboration with Bread Basket Lac St-Louis this year, we are very excited to highlight two special gardens: the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Garden and the Macdonald Community Gardens.
For over 20 years, Macdonald campus have been offering gardening space for students and staff. The 60 articipants of the community gardens have access to a 6m x 8m plot, gardening tools and compost.
Caroline Begg, the coordinator of the project, mentions, the most exciting part of the community gardens is the variety of techniques its contributors use. Some have very well organized plots while others would rather let the perennials take over.
In addition to the community gardens, there are also butterfly and bee gardens on the grounds. A combination of medicinal herbs, flowers, trees and berry bushes offer a heaven for bees who have been struggling over the past decade.
For more information about other highlights of this year’s tour, please give us a call at 514-694-5850. Tickets are available at the following locations:
- WICA’s office, 68 Prince Edward in Pointe-Claire
- Fleuriste Westmount, 343 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire
- Dix Milles Villages, 290 chemin Bord du Lac #108, Pointe-Claire
- Fleurifik, 49 Donegani Ave, Pointe-Claire
All proceeds go to West Island Citizen Advocacy to help us carry out our mission of improving the quality of life of the less privileged members in our community.