Niagara Homes – Shaw Garden Tour

One of the most enjoyable and very popular events that takes place every June is the Niagara-on-the-Lake Shaw Garden Tour.

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If you love beautiful gardens and also want an excuse to wander around the private property of people’s back yards, then this is the one for you!

Niagara on the Lake is renowned for having many beautiful homes with perfectly manicured lawns and although it is easy to see into the front yards of most, it is far more difficult to go ‘behind the scenes’ so the Shaw Garden Tour provides the perfect opportunity.

This year, there were eight different gardens to see and although I am certainly no gardening expert, even I could appreciate graceful Willows, flowing Wisteria, grasses and stunning Rose gardens. When you add an elegant pond and waterfall or a Zen garden, it almost makes you want to go home, rip up all your back yard and start again!

Many of this year’s entries were located at the far end of Queen Street opposite the golf club. Not surprising as this tends to be where NOTL’s finest (and most expensive) homes can be found as they not only enjoy a view of the golf course, but also Lake Ontario beyond.

The event was organised by the Shaw Festival Theater and the main sponsor was Mori Garden Centre. Each garden was also sponsored by a number of local firms including Niagara on the Lake Realty

Whatever age you are and whatever your range of interests and hobbies, you will find lots to keep you entertained in the Niagara Homes area and we look forward to welcoming you here.