Rural Rootz
Rural Rootz
Rural Rootz
Rural Rootz
Rural Rootz
Rural Rootz
Rural Rootz
Rural Rootz
Rural Rootz
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Rural Rootz
Address

645 North Acres

Wiarton
Ontario

N0H 2T0

 

Rural Rootz Nature Reserve is a unique adventure awaiting your visit, minutes west of Wiarton between the rocky cliffs of Georgian Bay and the shimmering sands of Lake Huron.

 

 

The home of Tom and Dee Cherrie Ashman, seriously committed gardeners and artists in their own right, working with nature on this rock strewn outcropping to create “The Adventure Garden of The Bruce.” The first property in Ontario to be protected by a conservation easement with an integrated walking trail system.

 

Because of the rocky structure of the property, Dee and Tom resorted to innovative practices to follow their passion... gardening. Dry stone walls and a Roman style archway lead into the first of four Healing Gardens located in the middle of a tranquil forest setting and although small, each has very distinct sections ranging from full shade to full sun.

 

 

Rural Rootz is a charter member of the Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce.

 

The gardens form the focal point for the many activities ranging from small eco-friendly weddings to the very popular “Theme” Garden Parties. July and August finds the gardens thronged by visitors enjoying the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or the Elemental Faerie Tea. Because of the delicate nature of the gardens, tickets to these parties are limited. The fun includes decorating hats, making faerie wands and scavenger hunts through the gardens, followed by delicious treats and the famous “Sunshine Tea”.

 

 

Weekly workshops including a Cedar Workshop and an Herbal Cuisine & Luncheon workshop. Rural Rootz also offers a full day program which includes the above workshops and a choice of Interpretive Nature Walk, Touch Stone Reiki, Garden Variety Relaxation or Sacred Circle Art Journey.

 

 

Rural Rootz is the perfect setting for “Eco-Chic” weddings. Dee and Tom have developed their conserver philosophy to include weddings that are geared to the “Sensible and the Sensitive”, protecting their Nature Reserve “One Vow at a Time”. The conscientious bride and groom will enjoy having both the ceremony and reception in the gardens of Rural Rootz. With the experience of years of living gently on the land, Dee and Tom help create a memorable wedding that is both elegant, organic and fun that will not “Cost the World”.

 

 

Dee Cherrie has created and sold 900 original paintings called “Garden Spirit Catchers”, designed to honour and grace the garden, they are weatherproof ready to be placed in your “Sacred Space”. These Circle Paintings, artcards and bookmarks, all created on site are for sale right here in Mother Nature’s Garden Gallery.

 

 

You need not go far afield, the Adventure Gardens of Rural Rootz, combines Healing Gardens and a Nature Reserve all in one hundred acres. The property boasts a 4.2 Km Bruce Trail side loop called Rural Rocks Side Trail which tours the broadest spectrum of Bruce Trail ecologies in the smallest area, presenting a thumbnail preview of Ontario’s finest walking trail. A tiny perfect place where you can get back in touch with becoming a “Human Being” instead of a “Human Doing”.

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