ACES Art & Garden Tour

The 3rd annual Art & Garden Tour takes place this Saturday, June 27 from Mount Woodside to Deroche

ACES garden tour.

ACES: Actively Creating an Exceptional Society hosts their 3rd annual Art & Garden Tour, Saturday, June 27. The event, which is a fund-raiser for ACES, showcases beautiful gardens and the studios of amazing artists and artisans from Deroche to Mount Woodside. With an ACES Art & Garden Passport take a self-guided tour behind the scenes as artists show their work and visit some of the area’s most unique gardens. The tour is followed by a lively reception at Woodside Gallery.

From the west side the tour kicks off with the Fraser Valley Rose Farm. Lovers of roses and plants of all kinds, Jason and Lisa moved here four years ago. See what they’ve accomplished so far and learn about their inspired vision for the future of this 3 acre property. Be sure to say hi to Hopscotch, the resident bunny.

Bayview Gallery has lots to offer the art lover. This charming gallery showcases the work of artists Betty Block and Johanna Richards.  Folk art, paintings and other unique pieces are on display at this picturesque setting.

You won’t have trouble finding No Frill Mr. Bill on the tour as the neighbourhood legend’s larger than life custom hand painted graphics grab your attention. Rumour has it that a backyard gallery is in the works. Bring your camera as the taking and sharing of photos is welcomed and encouraged.

And no tour would be complete without a visit to Marco and Elizabeth. Come and see what’s growing this year in Marco and Liz’s garden. Abundance will definitely abound as these folks really know how to grow veggies! They grow lots and put away enough to last them throughout the year. Here’s an opportunity to get some good tips on growing and preserving.

Only a sampling of the 11 stops on a lovely ramble along the Scenic 7. ACES, a non-profit group based in the Fraser Valley, advocates and educates on sustainability, the environment, offers community events and presents the annual Rivers of Peace Eco-Arts Festival, September 25 and 26, celebrating the life-giving waters of the Harrison Salmon Stronghold through arts and advocacy.

The tea, trests, garden and gallery reception happens from 4-6 p.m. at Woodside Gallery, 2226 Lougheed Hwy.

Art & Garden Tour passports are $10 for an individual passport or $15 for two people and available locally at Agassiz Produce 7266 Pioneer Street. The tour is followed by a tea reception at Woodside Gallery.  For more information visit www.weareaces.org or email info@weareaces.org

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