The annual Teeny Tiny Garden tour around Victoria proves that little things come in small packages.
On Sunday, June 14, the annual garden tour will showcase 10 of the city’s smallest backyard gems in neighbourhoods such as James Bay, Fairfield, Rockland and Fernwood.
Many of the gardens also grow fruits and vegetables such as lemon trees and goji berry vines.
Some gardens, such as Sandra and Glo’s garden grew out of bulldozed flattened yard five years ago and have since grown into a flourishing fruit oasis with lemons and limes.
While in Barbara’s Fairfield garden, a New Zealand ozothamnus has been used to create the outer walls of the garden, which houses copper peeling Acer griseum and South America azara. The garden includes a ‘green room’ and healing garden.
It also includes three bonus stops on the tour at the Villa Marco Polo, the James Bay Community Allotment Garden and the garden at the Open Door Spiritualist Sanctuary.
The tour is a fundraiser in support of Victoria Hospice and started in 2006 by a Hospice staff member who had a teeny tiny garden that was showcased on garden tours alongside large estate gardens.
Since then, the event has raised more than $100,000 for Victoria Hospice’s compassionate programs for patients.
The self-guided tour runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 on sale at Thrifty Foods, Capital Iron, Mayfair Shopping Centre’s concierge best, Victoria Hospice and Dig This.