We celebrate 36 gorgeous home gardens in Garden Making issue No. 23, released in August 2015.
We approached this issue a bit differently, with a newsmagazine sensibility. Many of the garden photos in this issue were taken this summer, just a few weeks before going to press, because we wanted to provide a coast-to-coast sense of what home gardens were on tours this year in June and July 2015. (Usually, our photography is done nearly a year in advance.)
The cover image is from the garden in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., of Christopher Newton, who served as Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival from 1980-2002. This was one of the many gardens opened up to the public on garden tours this summer.
“One of the best ways to find out what will grow in your space or to pick a new design idea is to visit someone else’s garden,” says Garden Making Editor-in-Chief Beckie Fox. “Fortunately, gardeners are a friendly, sharing bunch, and many open their gardens to the public as part of organized fundraising events.”
Other articles in the issue include:
- How to organize a garden tour
- Essays from gardeners in northern British Columbia, Manitoba and Newfoundland
- Updates on 13 gardens previously featured in the magazine
- The success of Open Garden Week in Hamilton, Ont.
- How the Canadian invention of Seedy Saturdays has evolved