#3 – Edgewood

24 Edgewood Avenue, Norway Bay
David Burroughs

My cottage garden began as a former swamp with maple trees growing in pure sand. Native plants such as trillium, blue bead lily, jack-in-the-pulpit and baneberry materialized over the years. I added garden beds that grew larger every year until the entire yard is mostly shade garden with paths. All kinds of plants both native and commercially-grown find a home here now.

Gifts: Acrylic artist Betty Chamberlain’s garden flowers.

Getting to Edgewood 

Use this link to open a Google Maps window to specify your starting location to see various route options.

  • Turn south off Route 148 at the turn-off to Bristol Mines. After 1.6km, turn right onto Chemin d’Aylmer. In 2 kms, turn left onto Chemin Elmside and drive south for 1.6 kms to the T-intersection. Turn left, then immediately right to drive 400m on Chemin Murray Hill to Chemin River. At the stop sign, turn left, and in 120m, turn left again onto Chemin Edgewood.

Edgewood is near the Ottawa River in Norway Bay.