Niagara-on-the-Lake: Horticulture & History
June 11 - June 13
Associate Director Larry Francer and Travel Consultant Jerome Herron escort another intimate tour to Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), this time during the Annual Shaw Guild Garden Tour. Traveling with a group of 15 has proven to be the perfect size to this nearby, historic gem of a town in Ontario. Last year’s guests were so excited to see work being done on the Gardens Project at our home base, the Pillar and Post Inn and Spa, that they all swore they would return with us this year to see the progress . . . so reserve your spots as soon as you can! The gardens are inspired by Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France, and should be spectacular when complete.
We will actually start out the tour with two stops in Niagara Falls, Ontario: we will eat lunch at the Queen Charlotte Tea Room, and then visit the Floral Showplace by the Falls. Afterwards, it’s on to NOTL and the luxury of the Pillar and Post. Besides a delicious breakfast buffet each day, we will also eat lunch at the Inn and have the pools and spa facilities at our fingertips for the duration of our stay.
For those who love the Shaw Festival, we will be seeing the matinee of Gypsy and have the option of two additional shows. Of course, the self-guided Shaw Garden Tour will be the highlight of this trip. You can go on your own, or Jerome and Larry will accompany you. It will be a treat to see all the beautifully maintained historic homes along the way, and Jerome, who has a degree in Landscape Design (one of his many talents), will be a great tour guide through the gardens.
There will be plenty of great food and optional wine tasting, breweries, and Highland Cattle viewing (along with award winning jam purchasing). There will also be a good amount of free time to enjoy the shopping that NOTL is famous for, and to relax at the hotel.
With limited space, this travel tour will sell out quickly. To express interest in the tour or to ask questions, please contact Larry Francer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 585.537.5954.