Alders Plantation is a special character home, premised after the Mississippi River plantation homes north of New Orleans. This 1900 sq ft executive home offers a sense of privacy as it is situated on a small cul-de-sac and is surrounded on two sides by wooded lots. It is just five minutes walking distance through the woods to the main town on the island, Ganges Village or to the harbour shoreline. The Main House features three bedrooms each with a private bath, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and living room, plus a covered verandah that overlooks Ganges Harbour and Goat Island. The extensively landscaped property features over 570 species of plants and over 2,900 catalogued trees, shrubs, bulbs and tubers. The 700+ feet of walkways meander through and around the display gardens, four ponds, five waterfalls and a babbling brook featuring aquatic grasses and water lilies. Flora and fauna abound, including goldfish, ducks, turtles, frogs and five varieties of nesting birds. Guests may help themselves to fresh produce from 11 fruit trees, kiwifruit vines, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb and blueberries in season. Four flowering magnolias, 26 climbing clematis, seven wisterias and four large weeping willow trees complete this picturesque southern plantation setting.
For gardening-types, the best times to view include late-April for the 1200+ tulips, wisteria and magnolias in bloom, and August – September for the “Best Bloom” dahlias and giant “Show” chrysanthemums from the 100+ dahlia and chrysanthemum plants located throughout the property