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Well, the constant rain might get you down, but it's making our garden grow like crazy! Here's a look at our swiss chard... ... See MoreSee Less

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Clear your afternoon! Our Babbo Bites $4 menu is available from 4-6pm, and features deliciousness like this tajarin (image below)... ... See MoreSee Less

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Golf tip: Improve your putting with the Around the World drill! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful pics from a recent wedding onsite! Thank you so much, as always Maven Weddings and Events! ... See MoreSee Less

With wedding after wedding, it's hard to stay on top of it all, so here are a few shots from this past weekends wedding at Hockley Valley Resort (again just pics from my phone, but WAY to pretty not to share!) this wedding turned out to be one of my personal faves and I am dyingggg to get the professional shots back to truly showcase this gorgeous purple, green, and gold, woodland wedding! Congrats to Beth & Dan you two were an absolute delight! And a special thanks to my a-mazing team and colleagues: Kim VDB (my fab assistant), Kim Boin (blooms and posies) **would not be functioning without you two!** and the stellar staff at HV **we're like family now!**

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We're not trying to rush summer... But have you made plans for the civic holiday yet? ... See MoreSee Less

Escape for the civic long weekend and let us pamper you!

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Civic Long Weekend Getaway

July 31, 2015, 12:00am

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Escape for the civic long weekend and let us pamper you!

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On this #meatlessmonday...What goes great with piave from Cheese Boutique? Adamo Estate Whilms Oaked Chardonnay! ... See MoreSee Less

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Annnnnnd the winner of our Father's Day Photo Contest is.... Stacy Gabrich Bennett - with 67 votes!! Please email info@hockley.com to arrange for your prize :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Father's Day Photo Contest - win a foursome of golf!

June 19, 2015, 12:00am

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Here’s how to enter: 1. Like our page. 2. Post a pic of you and your favourite dad here, using #hvrgolfdads. 3. The post with the most ‘likes’ wins, so don’t forget to share! Contest winner will be announced Friday, June 19th.

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LAST DAY!! Enter our Father's Day photo in the event section for your chance to win a FREE foursome of golf! ... See MoreSee Less

Here’s how to enter: 1. Like our page. 2. Post a pic of you and your favourite dad here, using #hvrgolfdads. 3. The post with the most ‘likes’ wins, so don’t forget to share! Contest winner will be announced Friday, June 19th.

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Father's Day Photo Contest - win a foursome of golf!

June 19, 2015, 12:00am

Hockley Valley Resort

Here’s how to enter: 1. Like our page. 2. Post a pic of you and your favourite dad here, using #hvrgolfdads. 3. The post with the most ‘likes’ wins, so don’t forget to share! Contest winner will be announced Friday, June 19th.

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Canada Day Long Weekend Getaway!

June 28, 2015, 12:00am

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Escape for a Canada Day long weekend and let us pamper you...

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Organic Gardening: Fruits and Veggies 101

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If you’ve decided to give organic gardening a go this year, start off by planting some sure-fire, low maintenance picks… Here’s a list of just some of the many easy crops you can pick and some hints for a successful start:

Beans: A great choice because they are tasty fresh or frozen, and there so are many varieties available. Do some research, though, because you may require a trellis…

Blackberries: They can grow almost anywhere you have the space and they are very low maintenance. When picking, beware of the thorns, wear thick gloves or try a thornless variety.

Carrots: They are easy to plant from seed, and you know they are ready to pick when the tops are visible above the soil. They tend to be a hit with kids, too.

Cucumbers: Be sure to plant them after the last frost has passed or you will lose your crop. Cucumbers like to spread out, so give ‘em some room!

Lettuce: It’s super easy to plant and can tolerate partial shade. Plus, if you plant it in stages, you can have fresh salad all season.

Peppers: There are lots of types you can choose from, but the bell pepper plant is generally found to be the easiest to grow.

Rhubarb: A very hardy and versatile choice, it can be grown in a sunny spot or in partial shade. It can also be frozen easily so you can dine on delicious rhubarb pie all year long.

Raspberries: They are a late producing fruit, so planting raspberries will allow you to enjoy freshly harvested fruit into the fall. Plant them in a sunny, dry area for best results.

Squash: Generally squash is found to be easier to grow from the plant (rather than from seed) and it doesn’t like the wind, so position it carefully.

Strawberries: They can be grown in the garden, containers, window boxes or hanging baskets, and they are delicious picked fresh!

Stay tuned for the next series post, Organic Gardening: Pests!

Organic gardening is important to us too. Our 4-acre organic garden is a testament to our farm-to-table philosophy, providing 80% of all menu ingredients (offering house-made pickles and preserves in the winter). Enjoy an amazing culinary experience at cabin, Babbo or 85 today!

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Organic Gardening: Keeping Pests Out!

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We know organic gardening brings fresh, pesticide-free produce and a healthier diet, but how do you save your bounty from hungry local wildlife? Here is a list of some of the more common garden pests and some time-tested tricks to help keep them out of your garden:

  1. Insects: Got aphids? Consider attracting their predator, the lady bug (typically drawn to Queen Anne’s Lace, dill and fennel) who will eat up all those aphids. For mosquitos, try planting citronella, ageratum or catnip to keep them away. As a general tip, marigolds can be used to combat beetles, squash bugs, tomato hornworms and whiteflies – making them a great choice as an overall bug deterrent in your garden.

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