Quinte Botanical Gardens now open
After nearly a decade of planning, research and hard work, Deanna Groves and John Ridel have finally realized their dream of opening a tourist attraction in Eastern Ontario for garden lovers.
The official grand opening of the Quinte Botanical Gardens (QBC) took place Aug. 1 with several local dignitaries present, including Quinte West mayor Jim Harrison, Deputy mayor Jim Alyea and Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis.
The 25 individually-themed gardens carry a theme of the environmental, health and ecological benefits of plants and green spaces with displays including: a rose garden, edible garden, oriental garden, white garden, bird, bee and butterfly garden and formal knot garden.
An Active member of Landscape Ontario, the Quinte Botanical Gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., six days a week, but are closed for maintenance on Wednesdays. Admission is $10 per person and children under six are free.
For more information, visit www.qbgardens.ca