Denman Island Home and Garden Tour was held June 13 and 14, 2015. This unique and inspiring Tour has long been considered one of BC’s top horticultural events. Every two years our tranquil island throws open its garden gates, inviting the public for a rare up-close look at the creativity, skill and passion Denman residents pour into their properties. The gardens are lush, imaginative and bountiful; the houses offer exquisite craftsmanship, with unique island touches. On the tour you can wander through profusions of blooms, stroll past quiet ponds and marvel at mature production gardens.
All proceeds go to the Denman Conservancy Association, a Registered Charity which, with the support of this Tour, has protected over 700 acres of Denman Island.
Tour the Gardens by bicycle? An excellent choice. More information about cycling the Tour
2015 Denman Island Home and Garden Tour Properties
Denman Community School, raising a new generation of green thumbs.
Oyster Beach Farm, an abundant veggie garden and wonderfully landscaped beachfront property with a rustic farmhouse filled with nautical antiques.
Phyllis Brewer, a magical garden cascading with over 100 clematis and roses and before you leave, the Biebach’s next door have emu’s to view on one of Denman’s oldest farms.
Ruby Slipper Ranch, a handcrafted straw-bale home filled with artistic finishing on a productive permaculture farm.
Maresia, art filled timber frame house overlooking oceanside veggie & ornamental gardens filled with rare specimens.
Corlan Vineyard, a certified organic vineyard and winery with unique Clun Forest sheep.
Kathleen & Michael Rapati, an artist-built free-form home of incredible craftsmanship and gardens filled with sculpture.
Debbie and Frank Frketich, a beautifully designed and decorated home and garden filled with treasures from their years in Southeast Asia.
Denise and Boyd MacKean a handbuilt waterfront snuggery tucked in the woods at the end of the road.
Denman Island Chocolate Factory and residence designed for efficiency and style, with a sweeping view overlooking a protected natural area.
Stephen Miller & Suzie Payne, overflowing parklike gardens with a stunning, light filled timber home.
For a retrospective on the highly successful 2013 Tour Click here.
For Des Kennedy’s personal invitation to the 2013 Tour:
A collection of Home and Garden Tour pictures
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