Urban Retreats Garden Tour, Tea & Sale

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The 2018 Garden Tour, Tea and Craft Sale in Riverview, sponsored by Ron Paul Garden Centre:  Our most successful tour to date with nearly 600 tickets sold and raising almost $16,000.   100% of the proceeds go directly to serving some of the most vulnerable people in our city.  THANKS to all those involved.

Enjoy a quick tour through the gardens.  Thanks to Roswitha Nowak and Bryan Gawryluk for their photos, and Candace Maxymowich for the slideshow, and a HUGE thanks to our gardeners.  You did a great job!


Mark your calendars for next year’s 20th anniversary tour: June 22, 2019 in River Heights.

Homemade jam and bannock was a hit again at the Tea, sponsored by Nannette Miles.  The first 150 at the tea received a Riverwood Square bag stuffed with free gift items. More than 20 vendors selling everything from plants to art, delighted shoppers.  (see a list of vendors below)

Thanks to our Master Gardeners/Composters, Mick Manfield, Leona Schroeder and Aline Rossington for enriching the day.

Two 40 minute guided tours through the South Osborne Permaculture Gardens, hosted by Rod Kueneman, were enjoyed by many. For more info about the permaculture gardens, visit South Osborne Commons

If you were unable to take in the Tour & Tea this year, please consider making a donation in lieu of buying a ticket.  All donations are tax receiptable.  For more information on making a donation, click here.


Thanks to our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Tea Sponsor

Bag Sponsor

Garden Sponsors

Bob MacGregor/Freedom 55 Financial

David Penny

Lacoste Garden Centre

Scott Marshall / Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

Shaluks Garden Solutions

Park Line Coffee

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

Colosseo Ristorante Italiano

United Church Halfway Homes

Roger Watson Jewelers

Thanks to our “Riverwood Square” Gift Bag Contributors

(first 150 people at the Tea and Craft Sale)

    • Freedom 55 Financial
    • Good Life Fitness
    • GPK Art
    • Manitoba Gardener Magazine
    • Manitoba Harvest
    • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technologies
    • Nannette Miles Royal LePage Prime Real Estate
    • North Kildonan United Church
    • Oakwood Bistro Restaurant Cafe
    • Osborne Auto Centre
    • Ron Paul Garden Centre
    • T&T Seeds
    • Waverley Hair Design

  • And special thanks to Riverview Community Centre for their support!

    Thanks to our Draw Baskets Contributors
    • Jensen’s Nursery
    • LifeSmiles Dental
    • Pegasus Publications
    • Several Anonymous Donors
    Craft Sale Vendors

    Handmade Wooden Boxes: Small boxes, picture frames, games and more

    Steeped Tea: Loose leaf tea and accessories

    Iceberg Signs: signs with catchy sayings for home and office

    Grands ‘n’ More: Tote bags, casserole totes, purses … in Support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation

    Usana: weight management/supplements

    Watches and Ornaments

    Ocean Tails & Baubles: crocheted and sewn blankets; seashell bowls and jewelry

    Alyshae Leather: small leather goods and jewelry

    Bejeweled Goddess: silver jewelry with gemstones and crystals

    Tupperware: storage containers

    Norwex: cleaning supplies

    Handmade Trivets: made from cedar and pine

    Potter: Brenna Linton

    31 Bags: storage and shopping bags, purses, jams, Sweetlegs (leggings)

    Baking, Jelly and Jam

    Whitemax Studios: original paintings and charcoal drawings

    Lori’s Fairy Garden Plus: small container gardens

    Catch the Sun: suncatchers

    St. Matthew’s Maryland Art Circle: cards

    Plants: talk with a Master Gardener and Master Composter