Teeny tiny gardens on display

The owners of 11 miniature masterpieces will open their garden gates to the public in support of the Victoria Hospice

Proving how wonderful things in tiny packages can make a big impact on the lives of others, the owners of 11 miniature masterpieces will open their garden gates to the public in support of the Victoria Hospice.

Taking part in the seventh annual Teeny Tiny Garden Tour allows you a rare glimpse into Greater Victoria’s smallest backyard gems – while supporting Hospice’s compassionate programs for patients and their loved ones.

From a traditional English garden to a ‘Take me to Bali’-themed garden, the tour will have something for everyone. In addition to some truly amazing gardens on display this year, master gardeners will also be on site – at 2511 Maynard St. and 1869 Gonzales Rd. – for your gardening questions.

The tour takes place Sunday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and on sale at Dig This stores (560 Johnson St.; 1990 Oak Bay Ave; Broadmead Village Shopping Centre; 2387 Beacon Ave., Sidney); the Victoria Hospice Thrift Boutique (1315 Cook St., near Yates street); and all Thrifty Foods locations.

Roughly 50 per cent of Victoria Hospice’s annual operating costs are not covered by B.C’s health-care system, and must be funded through community donations to Victoria Hospice and the Palliative Care Foundation.

For more information, or to donate, visit www.victoriahospice.org or call 250-519-1744.

Just Posted

No charges for three West Shore RCMP officers after woman’s jaw broken while in custody

After IIO investigation, B.C. Prosecution Service determined case did not meet its charge standard

All-female taxi service eyed for the West Shore

The goal is to help women feel comfortable

Elizabeth May arrested at Kinder Morgan protest

Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, speaks out against pipeline

New Galloping Goose overpass at McKenzie could open next week

Drivers reminded to watch the road in McKenzie construction zone

Capital Region regular gas prices highest since 2008

Greater Victoria prices roughly 10 cents above the B.C. average

Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 23, 2018

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Vancouver Island pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions we received from around the region

MLA Report: Lowering the voting age to 16 in BC

By Andrew Weaver On March 13, I introduced for a third time… Continue reading

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

Comox Valley hospital operating above patient capacity

The new healthcare facility averaged a 110 per cent patient volume between October and February

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

Most Read