Rain or Shine, on July 13, the Holiday Avenue Project Garden Tour will take place.

Lori Carlson-Judson from the tour said there will be eight gardens to tour for those who have tickets: seven in the City of Portage la Prairie and one in the RM of Portage.

She noted that of particular note, this year, they have a garden that won the Burgess Shield Award.

"That's a significant Manitoba award given to the gardens of cities with 6,000 people or more. It doesn't include the City of Winnipeg, but it's competing against large cities like Brandon, Morden and Winkler."

Wendy Love, from the tour said they will also have a garden-themed yard sale with multiple vendors selling crafts, plants, and more on the island, starting at 9:30 a.m. and going until 2:30 p.m.

"When people pick up their tickets, they'll see there's a lot more involved this year," said Love. "As you're going on the garden tour, the gardens will be numbered. So, the signs are marked at each garden stop. We have 130 tickets for sale, and they are going quickly."

file photoWendy Love & Lori Carlson-Judson.

Carlson-Judson says that all funds from this event will go toward Holiday Avenue Project initiatives around the city.

"It's a great way to learn something, whether you're not a gardener, a new gardener or somebody who's quite well experienced," added Carlson-Judson.

Both women agreed that if they could wish for anything on the day of the tour, they would wish for a sunny afternoon.