Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gairloch Gardens

Gairloch Gardens, located in Ontario, Canada, were originally part of 400 acres of farmland.  Eleven acres of it were purchase in 1922 by Col. William Mackendrick, who built a tudor style house on the property and landscaped it.  When Mackendrick died in 1957, the property was bought by James A. Gairdner who later gave the estate to the town of Oakville.

Today, visitors will see a pond, stream, and formal garden areas.  It's a lovely area in which to wander around.  The gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.


  1. Hi Sherry ... sounds a lovely park to walk around in - especially when the sun comes ... a peaceful setting - and as Alex says good of him to leave the gardens to the town.

    Happy Easter - Hilary

  2. Hi Sherry
    I love gardens with a stream, especially if the designer leaves a nice little sit and cogitate spot.
    Thanks for stopping by the Citrus Grove, I've joined up on your site and really look forward to your A-Z's.

  3. Hi Sherry, this sounds like the type of place that I so enjoy taking a walk in...with my camera. Great photos. Happy Easter.

    1. Thank you. I hope you had a very happy Easter!