The oyster shell labyrinth is a popular feature of Innisfree Farm.

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden ready for summer visitors

It is almost summer and the busy gardeners at Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden have been weeding and pruning and getting the gardens ready for visitors starting this weekend.

Everybody is invited to come on down to Royston and enjoy wandering in seven acres of specialty plants. Unusual medicinal trees, an apothecary garden with almost 200 medicinal plants labelled with Latin and common names and arranged by uses – herbs for the heart, the lungs, the kidneys  and so on, the Douglas Senft memorial sculpture garden, the 100-foot diameter oyster shell labyrinth, the pond and more.

And after a garden walk to work up an appetite, enjoy a farmhouse lunch featuring fresh produce from the gardens, or afternoon tea with delicious tea blends served in antique china and assorted home baking. The farm shop also features fresh produce from the gardens, herbal tea blends and other herbal products and the nursery sells an array of unusual medicinal plants.

There is a free 30-45-minute guided garden tour at 2 p.m. every Saturday.

And if you still have energy after a garden walk, the farm is located at the trail head for the Royston Greenway with many miles of forest trails to explore.

Labyrinth walks

Also, keep in mind, the second in the summer series of Full Moon Labyrinth Walks, a free community event at 11 p.m. – midnight, June 20. With the glorious voice of Joanna Finch, songstress extraordinaire, to lead us in sacred song, we will walk, pray and joyfully greet the full moon rising over the trees. Come at 10.45 p.m. for a cup of hot herbal tea, going into the labyrinth 11 p.m.  (it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the walk.)

Entry to the Botanic Garden is by donation, as are the Full Moon Labyrinth Walks, with all donations going to the Gardens without Borders not-for-profit providing horticulture therapy services in the community.

For more information call 250-336-8767  or visit www.innisfreefarm.ca

 

Just Posted

A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq among artists featured in Indigenous music film

When They Awake coming to Stan Hagen Theatre for one night

CVRD moves to goal-setting stage for sewer service plan

Workshops planned for next week in Comox and Courtenay

Comox Valley Santa’s Workshop in need of bicycles for youngsters, gifts for teens

Santa’s Workshop, at 464 Puntledge Road (formerly the Red Cross building), is… Continue reading

Comox connection to launch of new $10 bill

Great nephew of Viola Desmond says bill is a ‘step in the right direction’

Changes coming to BC Ferries reservations for Vancouver Island routes

Many customers are booking multiple reservations, inflating wait times

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Mid Island Farmers Institute discusses fleece at November meeting

Are you a lover of wool and local fibre? Interested in raising… Continue reading

Comox Valley Nature invites the public to learn about nature photography

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture on photography. Join Terry… Continue reading

The latest advent calendar trend: Holiday cannabis

A Canadian company is giving people from coast to coast a new way to celebrate the Christmas countdown.

B.C. woman allegedly threatens to rip out intestines of American man

A Kamloops-area woman is accused of harassing and threatening to disembowel an American man

B.C. model looks a lot like expanded taxi industry, ride-hailing group says

Ridesharing Now for BC says it had hoped the bill would be more customer-driven like in other cities

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

731,000 Canadians going into debt to buy prescription drugs: UBC

Millennials and those without private coverage were more likely to borrow money

Pot users, investors need to be vigilant at Canada-U.S. border

U.S. authorities say anyone who admits to having used pot before it became legal could be barred

Most Read