Keppel Croft Gardens
A horticultural treasure on the Bruce Peninsula
Big Bay, Ontario
Winter is a great time for armchair gardening and for trips to the mailbox for the most recent plant catalogues.
About Keppel Croft
Opening again in May, 2023.
Come and explore Keppel Croft Gardens at Big Bay on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula.
We have four acres of gardens, a nature trail, an arboretum, and Keppel Henge.
Bring a picnic and enjoy our award-winning country gardens.
Days and Hours
Keppel Croft is closed until May 2023
Wednesday through Sunday, Holiday Mondays
10 am - 5 pm
Contact us for after hours visiting and photograph sessions. The light is so beautiful outside of visiting hours!
The Summer Solstice at Keppel Croft
Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
at Keppel Henge
The Summer Solstice was celebrated at Keppel Croft by Owen Sound's Tai Chi enthusiasts, the Bluewater Astronomical Society and interested visitors. It's a happy return to pre-Covid days!!
Numerous people sat in the shade of the trees and enjoyed picnic lunches after a wander in the gardens to admire the peonies. Tai Chi members found a shady place to perform a set of exercises.
Steve Irvine spoke about the designing and creation of the henge twenty two years ago. He explained the workings of the various stones, and how this relates to the solstice. We observed the shadow crossing the Solstice Stone as the sun transited at 1:25 p,m.
The weather for the event was a great beginning to summer. If you missed this event make a note on your 2023 calendar to remind yourself to come for the next Summer Solstice!
Read more about the Keppel Henge and the Summer Solstice
Our website is being updated. Changes are planned! It's a work in progress.