Summer Garden Tours 2018 Details


SATURDAY, July 7 – 12 to 2 p.m. Rain or shine!

Picnic Lunch – Lunch pique-nique

Susan & Chick Hill:  9 McCurdy, West Brome, J0E 2P0

Members are invited to a picnic lunch at Susan & Chick Hill’s lovely West Brome Village home.  The garden is clearly a labour of love, one shared for many years with Susan’s mother Barb.

The property enchants with exuberant perennial beds, a tranquil pond and an inviting shaded deck that looks out beyond a farmer’s field to the Yamaska river.  In short, the perfect setting for a summer picnic!

Since space is limited to 60 people, we would ask that members not bring guests.

To reserve on a first come first served basis, please call or email Susan Hill.


Map and details download / Carte et détails télécharger:  here/ici


SATURDAY, July 21 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine!

1.  Claire Emanuel: 36 James, Knowlton, J0E 1V0

I first saw my garden when I moved into my house in September 2003.  It was a wilderness of uncut grass, fallen trees and some sort of dumping ground. My original thought was to leave it wild and call it nature but my head started dreaming of what it could become.  First there was a tentative start at a flower bed and an inexperienced attempt at a stone wall.  Next, another bed, a pond and a deck extension to better enjoy the chaos of flowers and hardscaping.  Soon there were statuary and more flowers, a stream and a bridge.  I cleared the fallen trees and cut out the underbrush.  I had plenty of help from friends but I’ll never forget the thrill and sense of fulfilment when finally grass was growing where not so long ago, only the deer could navigate.  My favorite part is actually the stones.  I collect them from the woods and fields, I beg for them from neighbors and sometimes I even receive them as gifts.  I have a love/hate relationship with flowers and if one doesn’t perform as expected or if it gets unruly, out it goes and something else goes into its place. 

Welcome to the current version of things. By this time next year it could be quite different.

2.  Muriel & Michel Green: 12 Benoit, Knowlton, J0E 1V0

There were no gardens and no landscaping when we purchased this property in 2012, so our garden is new and mostly shady as we have many tall trees. The installation of a lap pool took center stage and was the inspiration behind the low maintenance garden you see today.  The planting of select trees and shrubs along with containers here and there, easily allows us to maintain the few flower beds consisting primarily of hostas and astilbes.  The existing garden shed built in the 1930s was transformed into a charming pool house and provides added interest in this newly created outdoor living space. 

3. Susan and Mike Stone: 66, Centre Road, Knowlton, J0E 1V0

Stone Haven

Stone Haven is located within walking distance to the village of Knowlton and has a view of Mont Orford, Mont Foster, and Mont Glen. You enter via a European style cobblestone driveway that leads to our 6.5-acre open concept landscape design.  There are 2 spring fed ponds “au naturel” allowing bulrushes, water irises, water lilies and water grasses to grow.  There are over 400 linear feet of natural stone walking paths, stone retaining walls, New England stone walls, and stone patios.  The hardwood forest has trails and sculptures throughout.  The lawns are manicured in an “Old English” style giving the premises it’s stately appearance.  Owner Mike Stone has spent the last 24 years using his landscaping experience and artistic talent to create a one of a kind property.

4. Pat & Lynn Goth: 433 Brill, West Bolton, J0E 2T0

Pat and Lynn Goth have had more than 25 years of labor and love creating their gardens.  They have followed the country influence on perennial gardens surrounding the tennis court and pergola.  A variety of hostas surround the swimming pool and the raised gardens of vegetables and herbs complete the wonderful picture around the five ponds.

Map and details download / Carte et détails télécharger:  here/ici


SATURDAY, August 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine!

1. Marco Béliveau: 157 Ch. Lakeside, Knowlton, J0E 1V0

A second look…

Though walking through a garden in the rain can be an exhilarating experience, last year’s inclement weather may have discouraged several of you to venture out, thus the Garden Club felt my garden merited a second look.  So, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to visit or revisit my small property in the heart of the village.  As the tour will be in August, the later summer showcases the garden’s multitude of greens, mixed with the colours of flowering perennials and of course the always ready to show off annuals.  I’ll be waiting to welcome you and to share with you how a small space can accommodate a big dream.  “Mi jardin es su jardin”!

2.  Peter Wisdom and Anne Whitehead, 142 Warehill Road, Brome

Surrounding a century old house fully restored, mature trees and shrubs enhance a 5 year evolution of grooming on hillside gardens, taking from the wild creating blooms from spring until fall. A very peaceful setting with pond and river access. A packed lunch by the river is enchanting. 

Directions: Route 104 ( Knowlton Road) from Knowlton.  Left on Tibbitts Hill towards Sutton.  House is second to last before T (Brome Rd.) on the right.  

Note: This is a change in the gardens being shown. Due to ongoing road construction on Victoria Street in Knowlton, resulting in lack of parking and poor walking conditions, Robin Sewell’s garden will not be shown.

3. Odile Cloutier: 52 Sugar Hill, Knowlton, J0E 1V0

In order to take advantage of the view on this 50-acre property, the landscaping was concentrated on developing 10 acres.  The creation of 2 ponds, a tennis court, an adjacent gazebo and the planting of a wide variety of perennials allow for the magnificent view of Brome Lake, Mounts Shefford and Brome as well as the surrounded hills!

4. Sue Scott: 246 Iron Hill, J2K 3G8

This welcoming property sits perched high above the village of Iron Hill.  A gardener’s garden, the loving attention to detail is evident throughout. Perennial borders nestle up against the charming white clapboard farmhouse and cut across the lawn.  A vegetable garden sprawls beyond the inviting back patio. Across the road you will find rows of uniform cutting beds bursting with a variety of blossoms.  Containers of red geraniums highlight the wrap around porch. A word of warning:  You may never want to leave this paradise!

Map and details download / Carte et détails télécharger:  Garden_Tours_20180819_V3_MSpdf


SATURDAY, September 8, 2018.  11 a.m. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by lunch

Kirk Lawrence & Walter Marinelli: 108 Ch. Du Mont-Echo, Knowlton, J0E 1V0

Please bring a platter of finger food to share (no salads please)

Map and details download / Carte et détails télécharger:  here/ici