Some gardens are a work of art. Some gardens are captured in works of art and some very few are works of art that are also captured on canvass as art.
That’s what Terri Bowen and her team in Deep Bay are planning when they present what they are calling their G-art-den Tour on June 23.
The event will feature 12 spectacular gardens in the Bowser area, each with as many as five artists painting the beauty of what they see there.
Bowen said this is the third time the event has been held in the area.
“We wanted to hold it every other year, but it didn’t work,” she said, “so we decided to go every three years and the last one was in 2010.”
The self-guided tours will kick off at 10 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m., with a strawberry tea from 2-5 p.m. and an art auction at the Lighthouse Community Hall, with the paintings created in the gardens on the auction block.
“You start your tour when you get your passport and that shows all of the directions and the places to go.
There are several places to pick up $15 tickets for the tour, including the Salish Sea Market or Stream side Nursery, the Raintree Gallery, Kendor in Qualicum Beach or Buckerfields in Parksville.
Volunteers are still needed for this event. Anyone who would like to get involved should call Patricia at 250-927-2770.