Keppel Croft Gardens

A horticultural treasure on the Bruce Peninsula

Big Bay, Ontario

Celebrate Summer with a home made ice cream from the Big Bay General Store!
 

 

About Keppel Croft

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

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!

Contact

Bill and Dawn Loney

504156 Grey Road 1 

Georgian Bluffs, Ontario

N0H 2T0

519·534·1090

keppelcroft@gmail.com 

The Summer Solstice at Keppel Croft

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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

                 https://bluewaterastronomy.com/

                 http://www.steveirvine.com/hengec.html

                 https://www.keppelcroft.com/copy-of-summer-solstice

      Our website is being updated. Changes are planned! It's a work in progress.