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.



Highly acclaimed restaurant located in an old livery stable.

Course One

House Caesar

House-smoked bacon – lemon rosemary croutons

Shaved parmesan

(Vegetarian Caesar available)


Cha Gio

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (chicken, pork or shrimp)


Lemon Pepper Wings with Buttermilk Ranch

Course Two

Steak Frites

8oz butcher’s cut steak – balsamic butter

Aioli – pommes frites


Hoisin BBQ chicken

Szechuan broth-yaki onigiri-duck dumplings–bok choy


Fish of the Evening

Ocean Wise certified fish with chef’s choice ingredients


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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