beeHave you ever wanted to peek into the homes and gardens of some of Cumberland’s classic homes? Curious about what lies beyond the hedges and the fences? Well on Saturday June 27th you get to find out first hand! The Cumberland Community Forest Society is hosting the 2015 Cumberland Home and Garden Tour and it is filled with delightful surprises.
Featuring 14 homes, gardens and built spaces, the upcoming Tour is a real reflection of the eclectic and creative spirit of the Village. From classic heritage homes to unique new designs and from cool stone work to back yard fire pits and beautiful waterworks, the tour offers the opportunity see the inspiration and innovation that goes into the homes and gardens of our community. Diverse architecture from across Cumberland’s 130 years as well as food gardens, heritage trees, ponds, paths, studios, trellises, fruit and berries, patios and decks are all featured in this diverse and engaging self guided tour.
The Cumberland Home and Garden Tour will also include some cool extras! Many of the host properties are featuring guests artists and you can discover the paintings, sculptures, designs and creations of many talented Comox Valley residents. Refreshments and other treats will also appear along the way, presented by volunteer forest fairies who will keep the whole event flowing smoothly. 
The Tour is a direct fundraiser for the Cumberland Forest Project and is generously sponsored by First Credit Union and Insurance. Advance tickets for the tour are on sale now through Delphine’s in Cumberland, Rattan Plus Home and Patio in Courtenay or at First Credit Union locations across the Valley. Or you can find them quick and easy and online right here. Tickets are $25 and are redeemed for a souvenir passport at Village Square in Cumberland on June 27th!
Mark the date and make plans with friends and family for a day long exploration of homes and gardens in the Village. Expect the unexpected. Maybe it will inspire you to join in for 2016! To find out more about the Cumberland Forest or the Home and Garden Tour or to get involved as a donor or volunteer email