Yesterday was an unusually hot late summer day in Newcastle and I decided to take a drive to Tyrone, north of Bowmanville, to visit Corinne at Brookside Cottage www.bbcanada.com/brookside . Corinne has the most enchanting property beside a little brook where in spring and fall, huge trout and salmon swim up stream to spawn. Yesterday, I was greeted by 13 ducklings and 3 adults! You never know what surprises you will find…….One time it was the addition of a peacock!
With over 70 variety of trees and many unusual perennials on this 3 acre property, it is a great place to visit, take a cement workshop or rent the private cottage. Corinne serves a great hot breakfast on her covered bridge and it’s great fun to sit by the crackling bonfire each evening. But, the nicest thing about Brookside is the warm personality of Corinne. You will feel so welcome that you will want to return again and again. I met Corinne 2 years ago and I feel as if I’ve known her for a lifetime!
After leaving Corinne’s, I headed to Orono to take some photos of her sister and brother-in-law’s rose gardens. I believe they have over 1300 roses and many of them are real prize-winners at the Bowmanville Horticultural Society shows! I’ll include just a few in my slide show this time.
One of my next adventures will be on September 11th, taking part in the Fall Garden Glory Tour sponsored by the Bowmanville Horticultural Society and Community Care Durham-Clarington. . There are nearly a dozen gardens being featured on the tour which costs $20.00 and includes a boxed lunch, booklet and maps. Tickets can be purchased at Van Belle Garden Centre in Courtice, Rekker Gardens in Bowmanville and Algoma Orchards in Newcastle. A number of artists have their booths set up outside the Visual Arts Centre in Bowmanville. Hope to see you there!