Linda Cameron, artist and 'stone mason'
Linda and John Cameron
have taken a heritage home on Mill Street in Port Elgin and not only
transformed it into a Bed and Breakfast, but Linda has brought her
artistry outside to the gardens.
A meandering pathway leads visitors along the side of the house where
original roses nestle against the yellow brick and, while strolling
through the garden, giant hosta, iris and mature plantings reveal
unexpected whimsical pieces of garden art.
Grasses, boxwood and lilacs create the perception that the gardens have
always been there while, in fact, they were only begun in 2001. A
natural cedar arbour leads through to the neighbour's yard and a stone
wall, built by Linda using existing stones from a previous location,
cleverly disguises the garage next door and, at the same time, creates
an intimate seating area.
A second building, the original coach house, has been turned into a cozy
loft suite for visitors and, at the back of the main house, is an
outdoor veranda room. Here, a chandelier hangs, a beautiful old
cupboard has been turned into storage shelving and a cozy seating
arrangement reflected in a mirror, completes the outdoor dining space.
View from the upper veranda off the master bedroom
Whimsical garden art
Stone wall built by Linda creates a seating area
A chandelier adds to the ambience of the outdoor