Tour highlights Greater Victoria’s water gardens

July 9 tour will raise funds for the Love of Africa Society

This garden on Kiowa Place in Saanich will be among those included on the July 9 water garden tour.

This garden on Kiowa Place in Saanich will be among those included on the July 9 water garden tour.

Saanich residents will soon be able to soak in the beauty of some of the area’s remarkable gardens.

The For the Love of Africa Society will be holding its 10th annual water garden tour on Saturday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

There will be nine gardens included on the tour, each with water features. Designers will be present at four of the gardens to answer any questions, with musicians, artists and master gardeners at different locations along the tour.

An incredible garden in Saanich with a large designer pond, spectacular plantings and a water feature is among the gardens located throughout Greater Victoria.

Tickets cost $25. See www.watergarden.ca for a list of ticket vendors or online ticket sales. All proceeds go to the society’s trade school project in Tanzania, Africa.

For the Love of Africa Society members pay their own costs to travel to and from Africa, and pay for their meals and accommodation while there.  All donations go directly to Africa. The For the Love of Africa Society is a Victoria-based charity formed in 2004.

Those interested in travelling to Africa for a month and work on a project can visit the website www.fortheloveofafrica.ca for details and information on when the society meets.