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Historic Kitchen Garden Event: Dundurn at Dusk

HAMILTON, ON – Dundurn’s Garden Demonstrators invite you to join them for an intimate evening event in the restored Kitchen Garden and Cockpit on Friday, July 19 and Friday, July 26 from 7 pm to 9 pm at 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton.

Led by costumed gardeners, visitors will enjoy a grounds and garden tour focusing on the changing sights and scents of the garden as the sun sets. Visitors will be encouraged to select and cut a variety of flowers and herbs to craft into a bouquet to take home with them. The evening ends with historic recipe sampling in the rarely-opened Cockpit overlooking Burlington Bay.  

“This magical evening is a staff favourite, as we get to share some of the beautiful features of the garden and landscape which are highlighted by the evening light.” - Victoria Bick, Historic Garden Coordinator

Quick facts

  • Many of the 200 varieties of plants grown in the Kitchen Garden have different attributes which change and develop once the heat of the day has passed, including flowers which only open in the evening.
  • Both the top and bottom floors of the Cockpit will be open, showing the sunset view of Burlington Bay, as well as the architectural and archaeological features of the building.
  • Tickets for either date must be pre-purchased, and are available online for $30 per person.

Additional resources

For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call 905-546-2872.
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