Hard work, dedication and a love of gardening has brought a local property into the limelight. Bob and Judy Stinson’s property, called “Surf Song,” was one of the featured gardens in the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra’s Secret Garden Tour in 2010 and it caught the attention of writer Joanna Drewry.
Drewry has an article published in Gardens West, September 2013 issue and it featured the beautiful gardens at Surf Song. The 11-page spread is the Stinson’s story and how they came about to plant such a luscious garden on the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Bob Stinson said they were looking to feature a garden where the property owners did all of the work themselves, and that’s exactly the case for the Stinsons.
The Stinsons are thrilled with the article and went out and bought a whole bunch of copies to share with family and friends. Apparently the September issue of Gardens West is sold out in Sooke.
The next Sooke Secret Garden Tour takes place on June 1, 2014. This event is an annual fundraiser for Sooke’s philharmonic orchestra. For more information on the orchestra’s season’s performances check out their website at: www.sookephil.ca.