Thanks so much for your comment, I appreciate it, it's always nice to hear back from our guests who have enjoyed their stay with us.
Yes, I must admit, we have a natural, authentic, overgrown garden, very much the style of garden you would experience if you lived in 1871 in Niagara. Since our charming and recently restored "Regency" cottage built in Circa 1871 is as authentic as can be with the original pine floors, windows and doors.
We wanted to have our cottage and yard replicate the feel of 1871. We want our guests to feel once they drive up to our driveway that they are stepping back to a much more authentic and quiet time. We want our guests to have a very unique vacation experience.
The trees and flowers in the yard have been planted by myself, my mother and father many years ago and the garden was designed by the Shaw Festival gardener Ingrid.
The flowers and trees range in age from 20-70 years. There has never been any type of fertilizer or spray used since 1988 when I purchased Niagara on the Lake Cottage Rental, and turned the cottage and garden into a wonderful natural wonderland.
I wanted my garden to be full of wild animals, birds and plants, therefore everything in the yard is edible by both guests and animals.