ACES Art And Garden Tour

By Kat Wahamaa. North Fraser Valley … From Deroche east to Mount Woodside, is an area brimming with beautiful gardens and home to the studios of amazing artists and artisans. With your ACES Art & Garden passport, take a self-guided tour, get to see behind the scenes as artists show their work in studio and get tips and tricks from some the valley’s most unique and avid gardeners.

Stops on the tour include:

Stack Family Farm, Mike and Jenn’s wonderful 10 acre farm, where a wide variety of birds and animals happily roam this beautiful property. Eggs, poultry and meat are for sale as well as handmade goat milk lotion and soap. Lovely shade gardens and fruit trees grace the place.

Bayview Gallery, home to artists Betty Block and daughter Johanna Richards. You will find unique and original works of art including traditional paintings, folk art and other creative crafts and treasures at this charming gallery.

Elizabeth & Marco, Italian “master” gardener Marco Pellizzari and wife Elizabeth grow a wide assortment of beautiful, delicious, organic food and “put away” enough to last throughout the year. A wealth of knowledge awaits at this garden stop.

Only a sampling of the 11 stops on a lovely ramble along the Scenic 7, the Art & Garden tour is a fundraiser for ACES: Actively Creating an Exceptional Society. This non profit group based in the Fraser Valley, advocates and educates on sustainability, the environment and offers community events such as Movie Nights and the Rivers of Peace Eco-Arts Festival.

Arts & Garden Tour passports are $8 individual passport $12 per 2 people and available The Pantry Natural Foods on 1st Avenue in Mission, Deroche General Store and Agassiz Produce on Pioneer Street. The tour includes a tea reception from 4-5pm at Woodside Gallery. For more information visit or email

ACES Art & Garden Tour
Deroche, Lake Errock, Harrison Mills
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Noon – 4pm
4-5pm Tea, treats, garden and gallery reception
Woodside Gallery,2226 Lougheed Hwy
$8 individual passport $12 per 2 people

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