2018 Calendar of Events


The Leaskdale Manse NHS and the Historic Leaskdale Church are wheelchair accessible on the first floor only. Our luncheon teas and Gift Shop at the Historic Leaskdale Church are both wheelchair accessible

Gardens of Uxbridge Tour

Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The 22nd Annual Gardens of Uxbridge tour is a self-guided garden tour of eight beautiful gardens in Uxbridge and the surrounding countryside. Local residents open the garden gate to enable you to carefully view their garden creations.

To purchase tickets online, please CLICK HERE

Afternoon Luncheon Teas

Every Wednesday afternoon in July &

August, the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society’s

Summer Afternoon Teas, Talks &

Entertainment will return to the Historic

Leaskdale Church. The cost for a five-course

luncheon tea with entertainment is $25.00.

Teas sell out quickly so please sign up early.

Teatime is between 1:00 and 3:00 pm




Wednesday, July 4 – A Visit to Bala’s Museum

Jack and Linda Hutton, owners and curators of the museum will share the stories of their 25-year operation in this idyllic village in the Muskokas and its connection to Lucy Maud Montgomery


Wednesday, July 11 – Maud’s Garden Party with special guest Mark Cullen

Garden expert, author, broadcaster, tree advocate and recipient of the Order of Canada joins us to celebrate Maud’s Garden Party!

Click here to purchase tickets online

This is a fundraiser towards the completion of Phase 3 of our Commemorative Garden. The cost is $40



Wednesday, July 18 – Summer Reading with Shelley’s Picks

Shelly Macbeth of Blue Heron Books will recommend some of her favourite books for summer reading and discuss the unique programming that allows this bookstore to stay at the top of its game


Monday, July 23 – Anne & Friends Children’s Tea

A very special “dress-up” tea will be offered to children aged 6 to 12, accompanied by their “kindred spirit” (Parent, Grandparent, Babysitter, etc.) Lunch and an activity are planned. We are looking forward to some imaginative, creative, possibly Anne-related, formal-tea attired attendees! Please book in advance, as attendance is limited. Cost is $30 per adult/child couple

Wednesday, July 25 – A Musical Interlude

Alan Ely, vocalist and performer, will delight guests with his repertoire of songs and his entertaining gift of audience interaction


Wednesday, Aug. 1 – Downton Abbey Tea

Need we say more? Back by popular demand – be sure to book early!

Wednesday, Aug. 8 – A Visit to Norval

Kathy Gastle, a driving force to purchase the manse in the place where the Macdonald’s moved after Leaskdale, will share her insights on the Montgomery connection to this picturesque village and the development of the site in Norval


Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Lavender-Blu

Come celebrate the multifaceted beauty of lavender with Mila Haynos-Owen, a Lavender Artisan who will demonstrate the artistry behind her handcrafted lavender products

Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Maud of Leaskdale starring Jennifer Carroll

The original play starring Uxbridge’s own Jennifer Carroll centre stage as Lucy Maud Montgomery returns by popular demand in a special abridged version for an afternoon tea

Maud of Leaskdale Special Weekend Performance

Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26 @ 3:00 pm

Jennifer Carroll will return to the stage of the Historic Leaskdale Church to perform her acclaimed one-woman show based on the journals of L.M. Montgomery. This will be your only chance of the season to witness the full version of the original play that brings the Leaskdale era of Lucy Maud Montgomery to life in an extraordinary way!

Maud’s Island Dinner and Down-Home Kitchen Party

Wednesday, August 29

A seafood dinner reminiscent of the Island tradition accompanied by great Celtic and Canadian fiddle music.

Tea at the Manse

Enjoy an intimate tea with scones at the Leaskdale Manse using Maud’s Limoges China dishes, “Bridal Rose”. Booking available for up to 6 people @ $15.00 per guest, including a tour. Please call 905-862-0808 for booking availability.


Discover Maud in the Garden


After two years of hard work, our statue of Maud is installed in the garden, unveiled on June 20, 2015 by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  A beautiful work of art by local artist, Wynn Walters, she is seated in the garden looking across the fields she loved.  Visit Maud in our church garden, sit and take your picture with her and finish with a tour of the home where she lived and wrote…

We are proud to bring Maud to the garden with the help of The Ontario Trillium Foundation.


Discover L. M. Montgomery’s Life in Leaskdale

Tea & Tour package – Open everyday June thru Labour Day 10:00 – 4:00

Tour only: $7 per Adult, Children under 12 free

Tea & Tour: $12.00 per person

Tours available from September thru May by appointment only

Take a journey back in time to The Leaskdale Manse and Historic Leaskdale Church.  Discover, nestled in our scenic garden, the only full-size bronze statue of Canada’s beloved author. Gain insight into Maud’s life with a historic video before walking in her footsteps on a guided tour through the church where her husband preached and the lovingly restored manse where she lived and wrote. After a photo-op in the garden beside the statue, enjoy tea and scones in our interpretive centre before perusing the gift shop for a book or two.

For directions to the site, please click on the following link, then the Get Directions button on top of the page:Directions to Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site

Please contact us if you would like to book a visit or have any questions regarding tours or special events at our site!

Bus Tours and Group Tours are always welcome – please call and book in advance.



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~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

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