2018 Hudson Garden Club Trip

New! Mini-Break to Kingston

Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th July, 2018

A 2 day all-inclusive trip with an overnight stay at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston. Enjoy 5 private gardens, good food and great company! For all the details including prices, please see the itinerary.

Tickets will be on sale at the March meeting and afterwards at Hudson Village Travel.

Reservations are confirmed with payment by cheque (no cash, please), made out to the Hudson Village Travel.

WARNING. This trip is open to members until 20th April after which non-members will be invited. If less than 50 passengers have reserved and paid by the 30th April, the trip will be cancelled.

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Brian and Linda Hetherington’s Garden

Brian and Linda bought their century-old farmhouse 45 years ago. At one time it was a large running farm but today it is 20 acres with Dog Lake at the back of the property. The east side of the house is a field that a neighbour uses for hay. The west side was planted with mainly pines. Brian made lots of paths through the trees for them to walk their dogs and ski and snowshoe in the Winter. It is now a designated managed Forest of Ontario. We have counted 120 birds on the property. Rain water is collected in the many barrels throughout the gardens. 

While raising two children, working full-time and looking after various animals including horses, a cow, pigs and chickens, they slowly started making the gardens. Today about an acre of mainly perennial beds surround the house with color from early Spring until late Fall. 

Seeds are collected in the Fall for Brian to start in the house in late Winter and then the seedlings are moved to the greenhouse. By April, the greenhouse is full of vegetables and some annuals that Linda collects to dye wool for her rug hooking. They spend many hours in the garden from March to November to keep them in good shape. The large vegetable garden provides lots of produce for them as well as family and friends.

The two large barns and silo are no longer standing but Brian has made many paths and walls from the sandstone foundation of  one of the barns. The limestone foundation of the second  barn provides shelter for a variety of ferns and a large fairy garden which is the main attraction for the little folks who visit.

A stream and small waterfalls meander down the rock garden into a fish pond that butts against the solarium. A great place to have lunch and watch the fish, frogs and dragonflies.

Just past the rose garden, is a new kitchen garden that is enclosed by a picket fence. It contains two red obelisks that Brian made and a large antique bird bath resides in the centre. Linda plans to plant vegetables, edible flowers and herbs in this garden. Also new this year is an enclosed flowering shrub garden . Garden art adds interest throughout the gardens as well as Linda's art glass.

Both Linda and Brian enjoy gardening. Brian likes to start seeds and helps with the larger jobs of mulching, pruning and Fall cleanup. Linda likes the deadheading and maintenance of the gardens. They both enjoy new projects and trying new plants. Most of all, they like to share their garden with family, friends and visitors who are always welcome. We hope you will enjoy your time in our gardens and will come again.

 


Itinerary

 

2 Day Mini-Break to Kingston

Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th July, 2018

 

DAY 1 - 0800            Depart from Harwood Outlets. Prompt!

 

1030am – 1200pm  Chillane Gardens, Mallorytown, Ontario

Located in 3.5 acres, this garden consists of a formal rose garden, a herb bed, an English style perennial bed and a collection of more than 2,000 hostas (including over 700 varieties) which border the paths that wind through a forest of native and specimen trees.https://discover.leedsgrenville.com/en/see-do/garden-trail-chillanegardens.aspx

1215 – 1pm              Picnic.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy alongside the 1000 Island Seaway.

2pm – 3.30pm          Spindle Tree Gardens, Tamworth

Designated a “Canada 150 Garden experience”. These gardens are full of ideas which can be interpreted within your own garden. Your visit to the various gardens will inspire both hands-on and armchair gardeners alike. http://www.spindletree.ca

 4.15pm                     Check in Ambassador Hotel. http://www.ambassadorhotel.com

6.00pm                      Dinner - Chez Piggy in Kingston.

See the menu on page 3.   http://www.chezpiggy.com

DAY 2 – 0830     Depart Hotel. Prompt!

9am – 1015am         Ann Maxwell’s garden, Inverary.

The garden has a sunny front border and a backyard shady oasis.  It is a long property with gardens going all the way back to a sunny vegetable garden.

1030am – 1145am  Linda Hetherington’s garden, Inverary.

Amazing garden created with an artist’s eye. Extensive perennial gardens

1215pm -1.45pm     Westport Cove Inn, Westport. http://coveinn.com

2pm – 3.30pm          Diane & Keith Haskins garden, Portland.

A long row of stately maples shelter a restored 1850's stone home. You will be greeted by a vision of sun and shade perennial gardens, including an array of peonies and lilies, set in the midst of the picture perfect bucolic farm and pleasing vistas

6pm                            ETA Harwood Outlets.

 


Prices:

The trip includes the following:

  • Transportation and driver gratuity
  • Hotel room
  • 1 dinner (see menu below)
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 gardens (entrance fees or donations)

Double occupancy:           $300 pp

Single room:                        $360 pp

Tickets will be on sale at the March meeting and afterwards at Hudson Village Travel.

Reservations are confirmed with payment by cheque, made out to the Hudson Village Travel.

Note: Cancellations:

Full refunds will be given for cancellations before 25th June 2018.

Refunds cannot be guaranteed after the 25th June - unless the seat is filled by a person on the waiting list.

Caution: Please be aware that Quebec health insurance will cover some hospital expenses in Ontario, but sometimes not all. Health insurance coverage is advised.

WARNING. This trip is open to members until 20th April after which non-members will be invited. If less than 50 passengers have reserved and paid by the 30th April, the trip be cancelled and cheques will be destroyed.

DINNER MENU

CHEZ PIGGY, 25TH JULY,2018

Highly acclaimed restaurant located in an old livery stable.

Course One

House Caesar

House-smoked bacon – lemon rosemary croutons

Shaved parmesan

(Vegetarian Caesar available)

Or

Cha Gio

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (chicken, pork or shrimp)

Or

Lemon Pepper Wings with Buttermilk Ranch

Course Two

Steak Frites

8oz butcher’s cut steak – balsamic butter

Aioli – pommes frites

Or

Hoisin BBQ chicken

Szechuan broth-yaki onigiri-duck dumplings–bok choy

Or

Fish of the Evening

Ocean Wise certified fish with chef’s choice ingredients

Or

Grilled Cauliflower “Steak”

Chimichurri tapenade – lime roasted yams

Black bean salad.

Course Three

Choice of dessert. All drinks, extra.

 

 

Brian and Linda Hetherington’s Garden

Brian and Linda bought their century-old farmhouse 45 years ago. At one

time it was a large running farm but today it is 20 acres with Dog Lake

at the back of the property. The east side of the house is a field that

a neighbour uses for hay. The west side was planted with mainly pines.

Brian made lots of paths through the trees for them to walk their dogs

and ski and snowshoe in the Winter. It is now a designated managed

Forest of Ontario. We have counted 120 birds on the property. Rain water

is collected in the many barrels throughout the gardens.

While raising two children, working full-time and looking after various

animals including horses, a cow, pigs and chickens, they slowly started

making the gardens. Today about an acre of mainly perennial beds 

surround the house with color from early Spring until late Fall.

Seeds are collected in the Fall for Brian to start in the house in late

Winter and then the seedlings are moved to the greenhouse. By April, the

greenhouse is full of vegetables and some annuals that Linda collects to

dye wool for her rug hooking. They spend many hours in the garden from

March to November to keep them in good shape. The large vegetable garden

provides lots of produce for them as well as family and friends.

The two large barns and silo are no longer standing but Brian has made

many paths and walls from the sandstone foundation of  one of the barns.

The limestone foundation of the second barn provides shelter for a

variety of ferns and a large fairy garden which is the main attraction

for the little folks who visit.

A stream and small waterfalls meander down the rock garden into a fish

pond that butts against the solarium. A great place to have lunch and

watch the fish, frogs and dragonflies.

Just past the rose garden, is a new kitchen garden that is enclosed by a

picket fence. It contains two red obelisks that Brian made and a large

antique bird bath resides in the centre. Linda plans to plant

vegetables, edible flowers and herbs in this garden. Also new this year

is an enclosed flowering shrub garden . Garden art adds interest

throughout the gardens as well as Linda's art glass.

Both Linda and Brian enjoy gardening. Brian likes to start seeds and

helps with the larger jobs of mulching, pruning and Fall cleanup. Linda

likes the deadheading and maintenance of the gardens. They both enjoy

new projects and trying new plants. Most of all, they like to share

their garden with family, friends and visitors who are always welcome.

We hope you will enjoy your time in our gardens and will come again.

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