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“Mark” the date Wednesday, July 11 on the calendar as Maud’s Garden in Leaskdale will be gifted with  the presence of Mark Cullen, “garden communicator”. Aiming to help horticulturalists of all skill levels, Mark will be armed with some of his best-selling books for signing as $10.00 from each book sold will be donated to the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario. Special refreshments will be served with lunch. We hope to see you there! For more information, please see our Calendar of Events page.






“Ambition may not have been on the minds of Linda and Jack Hutton as they planned their honeymoon back in 1990, but when that 10-day trip for the newly wedded couple was over, the motivation to start something special was no longer limited to their lives as man and wife.  The now family-owned Bala museum honours author of Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery – in a lovingly restored 1920’s tourist home where the author spent two weeks in 1922.”

Come enjoy our first 5-course luncheon of the season and share in the history of Bala’s museum and the inspiration for the novel, The Blue Castle. Please visit our Calendar of Events page.




The Gardens of Uxbridge garden tour is fast approaching. The garden pre-tour attendees last Thursday shared their visual experiences and the most heard adjective of the luncheon was “spectacular!” Tickets are still available online for this Saturday, June 23 @ We hope to see you there!




Please join us at Blue Heron Books for the launch of the latest installment in L.M. Montgomery’s Complete Journals: The Ontario Years, 1922-1925 on Saturday, June 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The launch will take place at Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock Street West, Uxbridge, ON and is presented by the L.M. Montgomery Society of Ontario




This weekend, why not treat yourself, or Mom, or Grandma to a good ole-fashioned Quilt Show at the Historic Leaskdale Church. Find that “something special” at Maud’s Gift Shop, browse the beautiful quilt artistry Maud’s Circle of Friends have worked tediously to display for your enjoyment, then sit back and relax with a china cup of tea, sandwich and homemade pie in our Tea Room. It’s your day – why not turn it into your weekend. A Happy Mother’s Day to all!




We have just released the themes for our summer teas beginning on the 4th of July, with a very special Garden Party on July 11. Our Quilt Show is returning  May 12 & 13 and our Gardens of Uxbridge Tour returns on June 23. Please see our Calendar of Events page so you don’t miss out on any of the fun to come!








We first met Rosalee Peppard at our Spirit of Canada Celebration in October, in Leaskdale, where she performed an original song she had composed especially for the Celebration. The “song portrait” was entitled, L.M. Montgomery. “WOW” was the adjective  heard predominantly both during and after Rosalee’s performance that evening. Rosalee will again be performing at Oshawa Museum’s Christmas Victorian Teas on the 13th and 14th of December. For tickets, please CLICK HERE We hope to join you there!

Rosalee, pictured here, with Jowi Taylor and the Six-String Nation Guitar at our Spirit of Canada Celebration in October














Thursday, August 24 Maud’s Island Dinner hosted two prominent MP’s. Jennifer O’Connell, MP for Pickering-Uxbridge and Wayne Easter, MP for Malpeque, P.E.I. graced our presence at the Blue Castle’s premiere and also took the time to join Maud and ourselves for a friendly photo in Maud’s garden in Leaskdale.




This evening, at Maud’s Island Dinner, attendees will be witness to the premiere of a very special play. The Blue Castle is a play based on the only “set-in-Ontario” novel of the same name, written by L. M. Montgomery. The Spirit of Maud Theatre Company will be premiering the play in Uxbridge at the Historic Leaskdale Church Thursday, August 24. The play will continue for the next 3 days, with performances Friday, Aug. 25 @ 7:30 pm & Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 @ 2:00 pm. Tickets are still available to purchase by calling 905-862-0808 or online for $20. Click here for online ticket purchases




A day in the life ….it’s worth the drive to Uxbridge. On April 29th, plan to visit Blue Heron Books and have your picture taken with Anne of Green Gables or with Kate Macdonald-Butler, Montgomery’s grand-daughter who will be in the store from 1 – 3 pm helping them  celebrate Author for Indies Day. Complete your day with a visit to the Leaskdale site open from 1 – 5 pm.







I cannot remember the time when I was not writing, or when I did not mean to be an author image


~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

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