Whistling Gardens – Then & Now
October 2, 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on Wednesday, October 2nd to hear Darren Heinbekker owner and creative force behind Whistling Gardens.
Officially opened in 2012 as “Canada’s Newest Horticultural Playground”, Whistling Gardens featured 20 landscaped acres with “classical garden styles, some of which are inspired by the old Renaissance gardens of Europe including the Palace of Versailles. Most gardens are surrounded by natural plantings, streams, ponds, and cascades, as well as cottage garden strolls. The conifer collection contains approximately 1,200 different species and cultivars.The donated peony collection features approximately 1,300 varieties. Both are considered to be the largest public collections in North America! In total there are nearly 5,000 different plants in one of Ontario’s only privately operated Botanical Gardens.
Doors open at 7:00 and Darren’s presentation will begin promptly at 7:30