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Rural Gardens and Nurseries in the Interior

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Bruce Botanical Food Gardens, Ripley
Bruce Botanical Food Gardens, Ripley

Bruce Botanical Food Gardens, a food adventure that’s uniquely Canadian. Reconnect your family to the food we take for granted. There’s much to learn about sustainable agriculture and the issues facing small family farms. Discover issues of food insecurity and get a real hands-on experience. Here, you’ll explore over 250 varieties of rare, endangered, heirloom and world food plants - over 10,000 plants in all with more coming every year. Learn about ancient plants and plants with crazy names. This non-profit organization promises a truly unique experience.

Folmer Botanical Gardens, Walkerton
Folmer Botanical Gardens, Walkerton

Folmer Botanical Gardens in Walkerton, is the largest garden of its kind in Bruce County. With 108 acres to explore, make a day of it but bring water, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable footwear. Discover rock gardens, trails through forested wetlands and a pond, shade gardens, perennial borders, ornamental grass gardens, English gardens … there is this and so much more to explore here. A Garden Centre and Home and Garden Décor Gift Shop is located in the middle of the gardens.

In the Interior, we have many excellent gardens, greenhouses and nurseries to explore. Here are a few to visit:

  • Smeltzers Garden Centre, Ripley
  • Tara Perennial Farm, Tara
  • Sunny Nook Greenhouse and Produce, Teeswater
  • Davishill Nursery, Walkerton
  • Pam’s Plants & Ponds, Walkerton
  • River’s Edge Garden Centre, Walkerton