Annual Garden Tour 2009
Home & Garden
Each year, the Southport Horticultural Society holds its annual
fundraising Garden Tour in Saugeen Shores.
Chantry Breezes' Jenny Amy explains the gardens to one of the many visitors
A quiet corner under a pergola
Owned by Jenny and Don Amy, Chantry Breezes is one of the most popular Bed & Breakfasts in the area. Located only a half a block from Lake Huron. The elegant Victorian home and gardens have the challenges of dealing with westerly and northwesterly winds off the lake. When the Amys took possession, the only thing surrounding the stately home was grass that was poorly kept. Lori Eaton designed the gardens that are there today.
Now, the garden is divided into sitting areas providing guests with
privacy for conversation. A central garden features a wide variety
of plantings with a patio-type seating arrangement on one side and
on the other a romantic gazebo-type lounge area.
Lush trees and shrubs line the banks of what now appears to be a stream
What Sheila and Lindsay Busch have accomplished in only a few short
years is remarkable. The gardens situated at the rear of the home
appear to have been there forever, which they have not. A town
storm-water drainage has been transformed and turned into what now
appears to be a delightful stream the banks of which are home to
shrubs, trees and many perennials.
The Land Before Time
Entering Margitta Lange and John Dollaire's gardens, it is hard to
believe that they are only three years old.
A view from the deck of the flower-petal garden
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Vibrant purple salvia in a low maintenance front garden
On first approaching Joan and Jack Myer's, you are met with the
scent of lavender, a striking purple salvia and a winding pathway
that beckons to a side deck.
Bill Harris explains his eco-pond to visitors
Joanne Harris is the first to admit that the gardens are the passion
of her husband Bill, a retired professor from the University of
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