The Open Gardens Toronto 2009 (opengardenstoronto.com) is a program in Toronto that opens private gardens to the public over the months of May, June and July and then again in September and October. It raises funds for the Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF), and is modeled on the National Gardens Scheme in Britain which raises money for worthwhile causes by opening private gardens to the public. This year there are 24 gardens grouped in different areas of the city. Very happily, there are many in the west end where I live.
I'll be highlighting the gardens over the next while, and will start with a photo of one of the gardens on the June 17th tour - Shari Ezyk's. I hope you enjoy this serene view of her back shade garden.