Aspen Grove Gardens

Aspen Grove Gardens, by Robert Pavlis

Aspen Grove Gardens, by Robert Pavlis

In 2005 I decided to start a large, private, botanical type of garden and called it Aspen Grove Gardens. It is located on 6 acres of rolling hills in South-Western Ontario.

The areas of elevation of this hilly property are both a challenge and an opportunity for unique garden design: a steep, long cascading waterfall, a dry stone waterfall feature, several ponds at different elevations and bog gardens in water retentive areas. I am a plant-a-holic and have amassed several thousand varieties of plants growing in a wide range of conditions. Rare and unusual perennials, trees and shrubs thrive in both sunny and shady conditions.

A Japanese tea house, a dry garden, a forty foot arbour and a variety of statues heighten the experience of viewing this beautiful garden.

The garden is private and not normally open to visitors, although it is featured most years on garden tours. I also welcome garden groups to visit, by appointment.

Virtual Tours

There are several ways you can visit aspen Grove Gardens, virtually.

Garden Fundamentals Youtube Channel

I plan to make regular videos of the garden and the Youtube channel will have an Aspen Grove playlist so that the tour videos are easy to find. Here is one of them.


Favorite Plants

I publish a monthly ‘favorite plant’ and all of the pictures for this come from my garden.

Favorite Plants –

Blog Posts

Aspen Grove is also featured in a number of my blog posts, and other web sites.