6248 County Road 4, Tamworth
SpindleTree Gardens offers a series of gardens with thousands of spring bulbs, perennial walks, rose gardens, formal and informal water features and a unique walled kitchen garden. Your tour will take you through an English park setting along meandering paths past a croquet pavilion with miniature historical buildings built by the owners as croquet hoops. The lower pond and long pond with its connecting waterfall, the lily pond with its goldfish, flowering water lilies and bronze fountain, all designed and con- structed by the owners, will enchant you as you cross the arched iron bridge on your tour.
The many architectural features located throughout the gardens embellish and frame views of flowering shrubs, trees and roses which will delight the senses. SpindleTree Gardens constantly evolves throughout the season. Colourful spring bulbs give way to a tapestry of summer perennials, followed by the blaze of autumn leaves, clouds of asters and waving grasses. Every garden visit is a new experience.
The lettuce and vegetables you see in the walled kitchen garden could become part of a light lunch served to you in the SpindleTree Garden Tea Room attached to the main house. Open for lunches from 11 am to 3:30 pm, the Café offers a great menu including grilled sandwiches, soups, cheesecake, pies and tarts. From 2 pm to 4:30 pm enjoy tea, scones, homemade preserves and crème fraiche. It also features a proper English Afternoon Tea with crustless sandwiches, scones, crème fraiche, tea breads, cakes and pastries. Everything is homemade, including the strawberry or raspberry preserves! (Advance notice required for "English Afternoon Tea".)
SpindleTree Gardens is also home to a unique gift shop and includes SpindleTree branded aprons, t-shirts, golf shirts, hats, and the like. There are also practical gifts for gardeners including hand and foot creams, gardening gloves, tools, books, kneeling pads and a variety of other useful items.
SpindleTree Gardens is full of horticultural ideas that can be interpreted within your own garden. Your visit to the various gardens will inspire both hands-on and armchair gardeners alike. Seating is available at various locations on the tour for rest and contemplation. For more information, please visit www.spindletree.ca or call 613-379-5898.