Join acclaimed storyteller Vincent Murphy in an historical performance as Government House groundskeeper, George Watt. Accompany “George” as he leads you through the beautiful Edwardian Gardens which surround Government House. Producing a British-style garden in Saskatchewan’s harsh climate was no small feat and would not have been achieved without the vision and painstaking care of this Scottish-born landscape gardener.
Based on Watt’s personal journals, Murphy will transport the audience back to the spring planting season of 1910 and will provide a unique insight of what life was like at the turn of the century. You wouldn’t know it today, but in the early 1900s, the Edwardian Gardens stood out as an oasis against Regina’s “treeless” landscape.
Tours will be at 1:30 p.m. and depart from the Henry Newlands Ballroom. Tours take place rain or shine.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to participate in the orientation.
There is no fee or registration required.