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Whistling Gardens

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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What a wonderful find ...........

The Whistling Gardens are wonderful and you can sense the love the owners have for it. Yes there... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Whistling Gardens worth the drive

Whistling Gardens, in Wilsonville a botanical gardens, OMG for only 20 acres (had to ask) what a... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Anne R
Nanticoke, Ontario, Canada
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Seasonal Garden Centre & Botanical Gardens. Open May thru October. Explore 20 acres of colour, unique design and countless rare plants at our National Award winning botanical gardens. Streams, ponds, cascades, as well as cottage garden strolls...more
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698 Concession 3 Townsend, Wilsonville, Ontario N0E 1Z0, Canada
+1 519-443-5773
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

The Whistling Gardens are wonderful and you can sense the love the owners have for it. Yes there are a couple of areas that are still 'work in progress' but who doesn't have that in their own backyards. The knowledge of the owner is amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Whistling Gardens, in Wilsonville a botanical gardens, OMG for only 20 acres (had to ask) what a creative mind to work in SO many gardens with SO man trees and plantings and works of art, and bonus was the artistic genius for the water fountain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

A gem waiting to be discovered, the Whistling Gardens are a splendid example of one person with a vision to create something beautiful, and the persistence and dedication to do the hard work to get it done. As a non-gardener, the meandering paths which takes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Met my girlfriend here for a relaxing stroll in the many beautiful gardens. Simply amazing the work that has been done to the gardens. So much to see. Do not rush just stroll, bring a picnic immerse yourself in the beautiful surrounds.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting our 'labour of love' in which we have planted in perpetuity, our life's work for fellow nature lovers to enjoy! So pleased we are attracting romantics our way...warmest and happy gardening!

Reviewed June 22, 2018

The gardens are the dedicated work of a single individual who has created a 20 acre garden with over 1,000 varieties of peonies, 2,500 species of conifers and a water display featuring 102 fountains choregraphed to music he composed !!. The owner employs one garden...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Your kindness keeps us inspired to keep planting! Thank you fellow gardener for recognizing the value of our work. Happy gardening!

Reviewed June 6, 2018

The largest Conifer collection in the world and flowers galore in a beautiful setting reminiscent of European botanical gardens. We were there in early June when the peonies and irises were at their flowering peak and there were thousands of flowers. There is also a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you for your kindness and for planning a visit. With over 1,000+ peonies varieties on display, we are the proud home of North America's largest public collection. We are a small private botanical gardens, planting in perpetuity. Thank you again nature lovers!

Reviewed May 25, 2018

We visited the gardens a little too early for the peony festival, but it didn't matter. We were there four hours and if we didn't need to head back to Sudbury, we could have easily stayed longer. Every corner you go around has more lovely...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thank you so much Norma for recognizing the value of our work. The dream to plant and build a private botanical garden with limited resources in perpetuity is truly fueled by our love for nature. Attracting kindness from fellow nature enthusiasts keeps us motivated and...More

Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

We visited these gardens after hearing about them and were very impressed. There is fifty acres of trails, ponds, streams, plantings, stone walls and bridges and beautiful structures. There are different areas ie marsh, conifer, iris, peonies etc. There was a wedding when we visited...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Our family had a Garden Party for our Mother's 80th birthday in June, 2017. We first met Wanda, one of the owners, responsible for Guest Relations, to see if this would be a suitable venue for our special party. We were warmly greeted despite it...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Our group of 10 was very pleased with this privately-owned garden paradise. Some of us have been here a couple of times in the short years it has been open and we noticed tremendous growth of trees, foliage, and new areas to the gardens. It...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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May 21, 2018|
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Response from Darren H | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in our peony collection. first two weeks in June will be the best time to visit. See you in the gardens!
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Response from Wanda H | Property representative |
Thank you for sharing our bloom information posted on our website home page. We're pleased to join the Trip Advisor community! As our team rises with the sun to tend to our gardens, please also note regular updates are... More