Denman Island, BC


Denman Island's 19th Home and Garden Tour
May 7th - 8th, 2011

Start planning now so you don't miss this enchanting Tour, long considered one of BC's top horticultural events.

Every two years this tranquil island throws open its garden gates, inviting the public for a rare up-close look at the creativity, skill and passion Denman residents pour into their properties. The gardens are lush, magnificent and imaginative; the houses offer exquisite craftsmanship, inspiring design and unique island touches. Wander through profusions of blooms, stroll past tranquil ponds and waterfalls, and marvel at mature production gardens. Chat with homeowners about the process of building, house design and self-sufficiency. Be inspired by the creative ways Island builders use locally-sourced, handcrafted materials.

This year includes a mix of past Tour favourites and new offerings never before seen. Don't miss Jimmy Tait's profuse Spring garden, ablaze with colour and heady with fragrance. New this year is notable Island artist and bee-keeper, Dawn Stofer, whose ocean-view sanctuary showcases her paintings and garden.

After a morning of exploring homes and gardens, head to the heart of Denman Village and enjoy a freshly-prepared meal. All proceeds go to the Denman Conservancy Association, a Registered Charity which, with the support of this Tour, has protected over 700 acres of Denman Island.

E-mail us at to RESERVE TICKETS OR
call 250- 335-1551. For more information about the Island, including accommodation, please visit

Home and Garden Tour Tickets


Tickets are $15 per person and cover entry into all tour locations for both days.

Tickets for children under the age of 12 are free and must be supervised at all times. As the tour is a fundraiser for the non-profit organisation, Denman Conservancy Association, there are no ticket discounts for older children, students, or seniors. Please be advised that we do not allow pets at any of the tour locations.

Ticket Reservations & Pick-Up

To reserve tickets please call 250-335-1551 or email us at .

Please provide your name, email address, phone number, and number of tickets you wish to buy and your tickets will be reserved and ready for pick-up on the days of the tour.

On the days of the tour, tickets may be picked up in person at the Denman Island Community Hall. Please follow the posted signs for directions to the hall when leaving the ferry terminal.

At the time of ticket pick-up maps and further details on featured homes & gardens will also be provided at the Community Hall for your convenience.

Ticket Locations

Tickets can be bought in person at numerous locations throughout Vancouver Island. Maps and Home & Garden information will be included with the ticket. Tickets will be available at most locations after April 1st, 2011.

Campbell River
Apple Seed Cottage
2266 S. Island Hwy, Willow Point
(250) 923-7736

Something Special
Shopper's Row
(250) 287-8484

Blue Heron Books
1775 Comox Ave
(250) 339-6111

Art Knapp Garden Centre
Mission Hill
(250) 334-3024

Home & Garden Gate
319 5th Street
(250) 338-8404

Home & Garden Gate
2720 Dunsmuir St.
(250) 336-8585

Denman Island
General Store (250) 335-2293
Abraxas Books (250) 335- 2731
Denman Craft Shop (250) 335-0881

32 Books
Ringside Market
(250) 335-9030

Dig This
5283 Rutherford Rd

Long Lake Nursery
4900 Island Highway
(250) 758-5012

Cannor Nursery
609 E.Island Hwy
(250) 248-0093

Qualicum Beach
Arrowsmith Greenhouses
2880 Alberni Hwy
(250) 752-1592

Ken Dor Garden Centre
845 Qualicum Beach Rd.

Website & Text: K. Janeway; Text: L. Busheikin; Photos: A. Fyson & C. Paone