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untilVCM’s Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour For a 37th year, the Victoria Conservatory of Music offers the perfect way to celebrate Mom, with beautiful gardens -- and the perfect musical accompaniment. Pretty posies, blossom-scented air, the joys of gardening and music performed by VCM students, faculty, and guests are again at the heart of the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s fundraising Musical Garden Tour on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12. A $35 two-day pass grants you entry to 10 select Victoria-area private gardens, where you can enjoy amongst others, a Tuscan garden, a woodland rhododendron specialty garden and a custom built orchid house. “Last year’s sold- out event helped enrich the lives of many through our music education programs,” says Jane Butler McGregor, CEO of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. “We are thankful for the wonderful volunteers who work so hard to put on the Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour, the VCM’s largest annual fundraising event.” Once again, there will be a fantastic plant sale featuring everything from succulents to shrubbery, hanging baskets to fresh herbs, truly something for every garden and every gardener. Money raised by the Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour ticket sales and plant sale help the VCM maintain its music and outreach programs and special musical events while enhancing community life in Victoria. WHAT: 37th Annual Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour WHERE: Greater Victoria-area gardens WHEN: May 11 and 12 from 10:00am – 4:00pm HOW MUCH: $35/$37 (online purchase) for the weekend (children 12 and under get in free) BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1833775-37th-annual-mother-s-day-victoria/ Or purchase in person at the VCM front desk, 900 Johnson St. Victoria, BC or at retail locations throughout Greater Victoria listed here:https://vcm.bc.ca/victoria-garden-tour/ About the Victoria Conservatory of Music: Founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music is one of Canada’s most innovative and progressive music schools. Its mission is to enrich lives through music in a thriving community accessible to all. The VCM is a Centre for Excellence and enjoyment of music through education, performance and music therapy, serving its community of over 3700 students and music therapy clients of all ages, through six outstanding program areas: The Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music; The Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music; the School of Music Technology and Creativity; and the departments of Postsecondary Studies, Music Therapy, and Early Childhood Music. VCM’s Music Outreach initiatives further enrich the lives of over 1000 children in day-cares, preschools, and Elementary schools throughout the Greater Victoria Area. The VCM is a non-profit organization located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more information visit us online at: vcm.bc.ca -30-