Bus Trip - June 17, 2017
We are currently accepting registrations for the June 17, 2017 bus trip. Please call Kathy at 519-747-1867 to register. You may also complete the registration form and mail it or bring it to the meeting.
Norfolk County “Ontario’s Garden”, Port Dover
Bus leaves from Bridgeport Plaza (Bridgeport & Weber St. near Tim Hortons) 7:30 am
We will visit the National Award Winning, Internationally acclaimed and one of Canada’s only privately run Botanical Gardens and see why Whistling Gardens was recently voted as one of Canada’s Best Botanical Gardens. Explore nearly 20 acres where we will view over 4,000 different plants.
We will celebrate the spring blooms with incredible displays of over 1,000 Peonies, Iris. Magnolia, Red Bud and many other flowering trees. They also have world class conifer collection and fountain garden featuring over 100 fountains set to music. We will visit their Garden Centre which continues to offer the largest selection of conifers in the country and unusual woody treasures. For several years already, Whistling Gardens has attracted collectors and gardeners across several provinces and the US as the "go to" garden centre for new and unique plants.
Erie Beach Hotel - Lunch – We will visit the iconic Port Dover landmark for their full Perch lunch including salads, celery bread and dessert. Non-fish lunch option available.
Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery - named one of Norfolk's Top Ten Amazing Places.
Located on a picturesque rural road in bountiful Norfolk County, minutes from the lakeside community of Port Dover, Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery balances an authentic agricultural experience with the sophistication and class of an estate winery. Guided tours tour of the farm, essential oil distillery, and winery will allow us to view the expansive grounds, where vineyards, orchards, prairie grasses, lavender fields, and a natural wetland await. Handmade lavender products and delicious wines and ciders are created using our farm's lavender, vineyards, and orchards.
Eising Garden Centre: 2.5 acres of modern greenhouses selling a great selection of garden plants