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Open Garden Tours

Our annual Open Garden Tours is a one-day event where visitors get to view and learn about some of Brandon’s most breath-taking gardens, both public and private, through self-guided tours. It is an opportunity for Brandon’s gardening community to showcase their immense talents, and visitors will get a chance to learn about different flowers, new techniques, and innovative designs for their own gardens!  The tours also run in conjunction with Heritage Brandon’s Doors Open Tours. This event allows citizens to tour some of Brandon’s beautiful historic buildings and learn more about the city’s heritage.  Together, they create program Open Brandon.  These events have become very popular over the last few years, it’s a neat way to see another side of our beautiful city!  This event is free and requires no registration.

Last year's Open Garden Tours were a huge success! In spite of some light rain in the afternoon, we had over 150 visitors at some gardens! Thank you to everyone who helped out and opened their properties for this event.

This year's tours will run on Saturday, July 15th 2017.  Split in two time slots, there is a diverse set of options for your viewing pleasure. Gardens also include local artists and musicians who showcase their talents in order to provide an even brighter ambience!

Gardens open from 10am-2pm:

  • 122 18th Street — Daly House Museum
  • 555 6th Street— Rick and Gwen Beam
  • 36 15th Street— Marg Hodgson
  • 11 Parkland Place— Earl and Val Walter
  • 68 Waverly Drive— Jim and Rosemary Cornett

Gardens open from 4pm-8pm:

  • 460 22nd Street — Mary Orr
  • 13 Cherry Crescent — Addy Murdock
  • 234 Kirkham Crescent — Stefan McGonigle
  • 1026 Kingston Place — Terry Carter-Squire
  • #46029 Hwy 10 — Linda and Darryl Sitter

                   - Go South on HWY 10 past the last set of traffic lights

                   - At the last set of lights, go 13.5km (past the Brandon Hills)

                   - On the left side, there is an orange, old-fashioned plow at the end of the road

                   - Cedar house, the first turn on the left side

  • #108090 Glencarnock Road—Diane and Gene Trail

                  - Go South on HWY 10 past the last set of traffic lights

                  - Turn East at the Gun Club (54N Road)

                  - Go 1.5 mile, it is the second right after first mile line, which is the yield sign

                  - Blue civic sign: #108090 and has an old wagon and lamp at the end of the road

Open Brandon passports will be available on Wednesday, July 5th at both Sobey's locations, City Hall, and the Riverbank Discovery Centre.  This passport is an essential part of the Open Brandon experience!  It includes maps, addresses, names, pictures, and descriptions of all the properties for this years tours.  To celebrate the Brandon Sun's 135th anniversary, the passport has been designed to look like a historical newspaper!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 204-729-2257 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

                   Open Garden Tours 2016 - 7 Moose Place     Open Garden Tours 2016 - 68 Waverly Place          

                   Open Garden Tours 2016 - 754 Brentwood Village     Open Garden Tours 2016 - 2233 Lyndale Drive

                    Open Garden Tours 2016 - 555 6th Street     Open Garden Tours 2016 - 736 15th Street

                                                  Open Garden Tours 2016 - Daly House Museum

 

Thank you to this years sponsors:

1011 FARM FM     BOBFM     lindenberg     peavey