LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY GARDEN OF THE SENSES
The Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden of the Senses is located in Norval, Ontario, the village where Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables, lived from 1926 to 1935. The garden is:
· A quiet place of peace and beauty, suitable for relaxation.
· Located in the “triangular area” between the cottage garden of the garden and the adjacent Willow Park Ecology Centre.
· Appealing to seniors and visitors with special needs. It is wheelchair accessible, has raised beds, accessible paths, labelled plants, a water feature, ample seating and more.
For fans of Anne of Green Gables and author Lucy Maud Montgomery!
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author of the worldwide classic novel, Anne of Green Gables, lived at the Presbyterian Manse in Norval, Ontario from 1926 to 1935. The Lucy Maud Montgomery garden had its beginnings as a “municipal park” in 1992 with traditional municipal plantings and a memorial plaque dedicated to Lucy Maud Montgomery. The garden was developed by the Norval Community Association with assistance from a Canada 125 Grant. The park was renamed the “Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden” in 1994. The heritage aspect of the garden entailed the preservation and display of plants gathered from the village that had been planted in the local gardens during the time Lucy Maud Montgomery lived in the village. The garden is considered to be a plant conservatory. The garden blooms with colour from spring to fall. Lucy Maud Montgomery noted many of her favourite plants in her fictional novels and here in the gardens you can see them growing in her honour. Enjoy quotes from the author in the Gazebo, The Story Girl bronze statue, analemmatic sundial (an interactive sundial) all in the heart of Norval Park.
If you are interested in a group tour, our 1- hour walking tour includes:
· A garden tour for the senses, including discussion of the plants and flowers.
· History of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s time in Norval from 1926 to 1935.
· Walking tour of surrounding area, including the Presbyterian Manse (exterior).
· This is a relaxing and easy walking tour, but we do have plenty of areas to stop and rest, a gazebo to cool off and more. Pathways are also wheelchair accessible.
$200 per guided bus tour
$10 per visitor for guided group tours
Visitors without guided tours are free and always welcome!