New to the Gardens on Anderton this year is the Children’s Interactive Garden, specifically for the young to learn and enjoy. Photo supplied

New to the Gardens on Anderton this year is the Children’s Interactive Garden, specifically for the young to learn and enjoy. Photo supplied

Comox Valley’s Gardens on Anderton is opening for the season

The Gardens on Anderton, at 2012 Anderton Road, in Comox (behind Anderton Nursery) opens to the public on Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m. with COVID protocols in place.

The dream of Joy and Bill Georgeson to create a therapeutic garden began in 1996 and, thanks to the generosity of Anderton Nurseries and a lease of two acres, turned that dream into reality and the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society was officially born in 1997.

Ground was broken in 1998 and the sweat equity of a multitude of willing member/volunteers over the last 23 years has turned this two-acre cow pasture into the magnificent gardens of today.

Each year new attractions are added while refining and maintaining those already existing. It takes a village!

Seeing is believing. Meander through the breathtaking specialty gardens beside well-tended borders and realize there are also 42 allotments rented annually by members, plus compost bins, an apiary, a cutting bed, the soothing Meditation Garden, the orchard, pond areas and so much more to see and enjoy.

New this year is the Children’s Interactive Garden, specifically for the young to learn and enjoy with the addition of picnic tables to rest and enjoy a picnic or perhaps a refreshment from our Snack Bar.

Visit the Gift Shop for a memento of this unique place or even better pick up a membership.

You may even choose to volunteer in this truly therapeutic garden. For more information, visit gardensonanderton.org

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