Bonnie Richardson & 

Queensland Gardens

Two Stratford public gardens are on Queensland Road, a continuation of John Street South. Follow John Street South past Stratford General Hospital to a stop sign at Stratford and District Christian School. After a left turn onto Queensland, the Bonnie Richardson and Queensland Gardens are on the right. 

There is ample parking in the area. If school is not in session, there may be parking on the grounds and the school grounds are attractively landscaped and well worth admiring.

Photo: Doug Reberg

Did You Know?

Bonnie Richardson, who died in 2004, served as president of Stratford and District Horticultural Society. 


 The garden was created as a bequest from her family.

Photo: Doug Reberg

An inviting bench has been placed between elderberry bushes.

It's a great spot to eat lunch, read a book, or just sit and enjoy the nature.

Photo: Doug Reberg


Next to Bonnie Richardson is Queensland Garden, with a fine assortment of plants, such as these early-summer Goat’s-beard, Campanula, Spirea and Scabiosa.

Can you find them?

Photos: Doug Reberg

Bonnie Richardson and Queensland are two very pleasant gardens for quiet enjoyment. They are planted and maintained by members of Garden Stratford (Stratford and District Horticultural Society).


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The Stratford and District Horticultural Society 
Celebrating our 141st year in 2019

Funding: Destination Animation Partnership Fund, Stratford and District Horticultural Society

Historical Consultants: Lutzen Riedstra, Dean Robinson, Stratford-Perth Archives

Research, Writing: Doug Reberg

Web Design and Construction: Ryan Carruthers, Jamie Park

Photo Credits: Nancy Burnett, Doris Dodd, Fred Gonder, Mike Matthews. Anu Macintosh-Murray, George McDemott, Dennis Rawe, Doug Reberg, Amanda Ryan, Stratford-Perth Archives, Joan Daynard

Thanks also: Brenda Biggin, Sally Hangeveld (Stratford Public Library), Anita Jacobsen (Head Gardener, Stratford Festival), Quin Malott (Manager, Stratford Parks Forestry and Cemetery), Dan Martin (Manager, Stratford Parks and Forestry, Retired), Tom Robinson, (Shakespearean Gardens), Ann Swardfeger, (Publicity Director, Stratford Festival), Krysta Tomasevic and Colleagues (Perth Health Unit), and the Gardeners of Stratford


Gardens of Stratford is a commemorative project of Stratford and District Horticultural Society, celebrating its 140th year in 2018.

© 2017 Gardens of Stratford, Ontario