a delightful HIKING exploration of Newfoundland landscape
with Master Gardener Judi Kelland

Friday June 30 – Sunday July 2, 2017
(2 nights - MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDED)

Want to learn about your natural environment? Pick up expert gardening tips for our unique island climate? Stay in a gorgeous seaside retreat? Join Master Gardener Judi Kelland for a guided hiking tour of Newfoundland’s most ubiquitous landscapes. Learn the difference between a bog and fen.  Follow the path up the hill for a breathtaking view of Conception Bay. Don't forget it's the season for whales and icebergs, so you might get lucky in that department too. As an added bonus, bring your gardening questions for expert advice just in time for the summer season.  

You’ll stay with us at Ochre House in one of our beautifully appointed rooms. Your hosts Paul Pope and Lisa Porter will serve delicious homemade meals and share their adventures as apprentice gardeners for an unforgettable weekend excursion.

Difficulty: Light with some moderate. Hiking will be across heath and former railbed trails, up to 4 km with elevation up to 60 metres.  

Book now!

Call us at 709-685-3307
or email info@ochrehouse.ca

Dates  
5 PM Friday June 29 - 11 AM Sunday July 2, 2017

Rates
$370 Double Occupancy
$450 Single Occupancy

Accommodations
Guests stay on location in beautiful Ochre House. Room choice is first come first serve. See here for pictures.
South Room   double   ensuite with shower    
North Room   double   ensuite with shower   
Mezzanine      2 singles ensuite with shower
Ground floor  2 singles ensuite with shower
Choir Room    double   shared bath    
Sun Room       2 singles (bunk beds) shared bath   

What to Bring
Be prepared for all weather.
- Rubber boots
- Warm layers
- Rain coat
-Your gardening questions -bring pictures.

Transport    
Air fare and ground transport not included. Nearest airport: St. John’s, YYT. (1 hr 45 min)

Payment
Full payment due to hold reservation. 
We accept e-mail transfer, Paypal and cheque. We do not accept credit card at this time.

Cancellation Policy
90% refund if cancelled on or before June 14, 2017. No refund if cancelled after June 14. 

Weather
It's Newfoundland! Barring a hurricane, our weekend will proceed rain or shine. 
 

Judi in Ochre House Garden  

Judi in Ochre House Garden

 

Judi Kelland

After finishing her BSc. (Hons.) at Memorial, St. John’s native Judi Kelland moved to Calgary where she planted marigolds and petunias in her first garden and has been fulfilling her gardening passion ever since. She completed the Master Gardener Program though Olds Agricultural College and the Calgary Zoo and Botanical Garden.  She has traveled extensively, living in the tropics and the U.K. always playing with flora, touring gardens and volunteering for hands-on experience.  Judi has extensive knowledge of local and introduced plants and an excellent understanding of ecosystems. Since returning home Judi has been a Director with the NL Horticultural Society and out hugging trees.  Yes, she talks to plants and digs her own holes.

What is a Master Gardener?

Master Gardeners are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively with a University or College and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training. With this training and continuing education, Master Gardeners provide expert horticultural advice on the art and science of gardening to the general public. 

Sheep at Bradley's Cove. Sheep sighting not guaranteed!

Sheep at Bradley's Cove. Sheep sighting not guaranteed!