Splashes of colour, set in a backdrop of trees, shrubs and carefully manicured lawns greets visitors at Margret Menzies’ gardens.
An avid gardener for years, Menzies knows without hesitation how many plants she has in her beautiful backyard on 9th Ave.
“One hundred and fifty,” she said. “Everything comes back every year.”
One of her favourites is currently in bloom — the Bowl of Beauty peony.
Menzies spends hours in her garden, which boasts seven clematis, several varieties of peonies and, of course, roses.
“It’s very therapeutic, and it’s very satisfying,” she said of gardening. “If you’re feeling bad, just go out in the garden. I’m out here for hours.”
As a member of the Williams Lake Garden Club, Menzies encourages lakecity residents to take in the upcoming Garden Tour July 7 which will feature several different gardens in and around the lakecity.
“There will be something for everyone.”
Gerry Gebert is the Garden Tour co-ordinator for the event, and has worked countless hours planning and organizing the bi-annual event.