For 18 years now New Dance Horizons has been holding this summer fundraiser which consists of a self-directed tour where people get to check out local gardens plus experience live dance performances in some of the spaces. This year NDH is partnering with Wascana Centre and WP Gardens, and the theme for the tour and performances is Trees.

The Secret Gardens Tour runs from July 10-12. Day gardens are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and night gardens from 7-10 p.m. There’s also a reading by naturalist/author Trevor Herriot on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at Wascana Centre Authority’s Habitat Conservation Area. Adult tickets are $45, while tickets for children 13 are $10. You can get more details on the Secret Gardens website.

Prior to the ticketed tour, NDH is joining with the Dunlop Art Gallery to present a free performance titled Rapunzel & the Tiny Trees on Wednesday July 8. It will be held in Central Library’s Sunken Garden from 5:30-7:30 p.m.