Keppel Croft Gardens
A horticultural treasure on the Bruce Peninsula
Big Bay, Ontario
About Keppel Croft
Opening again in May 2024.
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
Beginning in May 2024 Keppel Croft will be open:
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!
Apple Tree Grafting Workshop
Interested in learning how to graft apple trees?
Julie Lamberts of By the Bluffs will conduct an apple tree grafting workshop at Keppel Croft in late April.
Saturday, April 27, 2024
10 a.m. – Noon
$45 - $65
Keppel Croft Gardens, Big Bay, ON
Rain date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
By the Bluffs is an ecological farm encompassing a plant nursery and a mixed fruit and nut orchard with a native plant understory. The nursery focuses on medicinal, edible, and native perennials, including shrubs and trees. By the Bluffs is located at Lake Charles.
An equinox occurs when the position of the Sun is exactly over the Equator. On this day the sun's rays shine on to the equator while the Earth sits with its axis tilted neither toward nor away from the sun. This causes 12 hours of sunlight almost everywhere on Earth. Day and night are nearly the same length in all parts of the world. On the days of an equinox the sun rise directly in the east and sets directly in the west.
There are two equinoxes each year, one indicating the beginning of astronomical spring and the other the beginning of astronomical fall. As the sun crosses the celestial equator going north into the Northern Hemisphere, we get the first day of spring.
Spring begins on the Vernal Equinox, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 11:06 p.m.
Summer Solstice, occurs Thursday, June 20, 2024, 4:51 p.m.
Fall or Autumnal Equinox begins Sunday, September 22, 2024, 8:44 a.m.
Winter Solstice, Saturday, December 21, 2024, 4:21 a.m
Steve Irvine took this photograph at Keppel Henge as the sun rose on the Spring Equinox, 2023.
Information about our Summer Solstice celebration in Keppel Henge will be posted soon.