Spend an enjoyable afternoon on Sunday, May 28, 2023 touring five beautiful homes and gardens. Some of our city’s finest and all for a great cause. Gather your friends for a memorable afternoon, celebrating local architecture, décor, gardens and history. Every property has a unique story.
Hidden away in downtown St. Catharines, this heritage house gem was the home of the Burgoyne brothers, Henry and William. Built in 1850, with six fireplaces and leaded glass windows, the beautiful designs and furnishings await your discovery. Outside, in the extensive garden, with trees from the 1860s, one can enjoy walking paths, the pond and the waterfall.
The Ellis Residence
This stunning 4000 sq. foot ultra-modern open concept house was built in 1991. The glass wall feature in the living room and kitchen provide beautiful views of the wooded ravine. A woodworking shop, metal shop, wine cellar, and much more on the lower level are a hobbyist’s dream. Watch for the surprise in the garage!
The Meighan House
This cirque 1900, lovingly maintained artists home is located on a beautiful boulevard avenue. From the large stain glass installations of the previous artist owner, to the beautiful, whimsical paintings and art installations of the current prominent artist; this home is a MUST SEE!
This home was designed by the owner and built by John Boldt Builders in 2012. The home is designed for entertaining, with guests enjoying fine dining and relaxation both inside and in the garden beyond. The artwork, furnishings, and variety of trees and shrubs beautifully complement the splendor of this property.
Rodman Hall Boutique Hotel
This grand residence, known as Rodman Hall, was originally designed for Thomas Rodman Merritt and completed in 1863. Over the last half century it has functioned as an Art Centre, and since 2003 has been operated and owned by Brock University. The most recent owner is transforming this residence into a 13 bed-room Boutique Hotel and Events Centre. In keeping with the history of the building, the rooms have been redesigned and decorated in the style of the1820’s to the 1920’s. The rooms and the extensive gardens overlook 12 Mile Creek await your exploration. The owner has generously offered this facility as our refreshment location.