Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The Passport Garden Tour is BACK!!!

It's time to get excited because for the first time since 2019, the Saskatoon Horticultural Society's in-person Passport Garden Tour is happening! We cannot wait to see you at our feature gardens on July 23!

(Photo from previous year's tour)

First, the general details:

Date: July 23, 2022

Time: 12-4 pm

Cost: $15

Where: It's a secret! Buy a passport at Early's Farm and Garden (either location) to find out the six addresses, located in Fairhaven, Nutana, Nutana Park, River Heights, East College Park, and Evergreen. All gardens are located in Saskatoon, with a bonus rural garden open in the morning only

Other Details: This is a self-drive (or walk/bike/scooter/etc.) tour, and you can visit as many of the yards as you like within the opening hours, in whatever order works best for you. Homeowners and SHS volunteers will be present to answer questions and chat all things gardening. (On that note, want to volunteer? Contact us.)

Whatever your favourite gardening style, the tour locations have something for everyone! You will see:

  • a 22-year old 45-foot wide espaliered Norland apple tree
  • Jurassic-sized sun-loving hostas
  • gorgeous water features including aquatic plants and goldfish
  • 10-year old Arctic kiwi vines
  • architectural accents and custom decor
  • a boulevard garden
  • veggies and fruit thriving in minimal sunlight
  • sustainable approaches for water conservation, weed control, and use of small spaces
  • drought-resistant groundcovers
  • fruit trees and shrubs including goji berries, apples, blueberries, sour cherries, pears, saskatoons, raspberries, haskaps, and pincherries
  • perennial beds
  • a large herb garden featuring medicinal and culinary herbs
  • ...and more!
Whether you visit just one yard or all, you're sure to be inspired by the incredible gardens in our community.

(Photo from previous year's tour)

If you can't make the tour, we encourage you to check out our YouTube Channel and watch the videos from our 2020 and 2021 virtual garden tours.

Important Note: The Nest Secret Garden Tour (not affiliated with the SHS Passport Garden Tour) is happening the next day on July 24 and passports are also on sale at Early's. While we encourage you to make a weekend out of it and attend both tours if you can, be sure to purchase the passport for the correct tour if you can only attend one! To attend the SHS tour you will buy a passport for the event on July 23 which costs $15.