Garden Path Homemade Soap

Garden Path Homemade Soap, Vankleek Hill: Hours, Address, Garden Path Homemade Soap Reviews: 5/5

Garden Path Homemade Soap
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Gardens
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Garden Path Homemade Soap creates a wide variety of natural products on site. Our bath, body & cleaning products are available throughout the year in our boutique, in select retail locations & online. Many of the herbs and flowers used in our products are grown in the gardens of our five-acre property. Visitors have the opportunity to take numerous photographs of the lavender labyrinth, the ponds, the gardens or the monarch butterflies that we raise every summer. In addition, we offer educational information on these magnificent butterflies. Visitors can learn about their life cycle and view the metamorphosis in our "Monarch Motel" from mid-August to October. Grab a map and take a free, self-guided tour of our gardens or reserve a group tour in advance for a small fee.
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sharon deslauriers
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Garden Path is an oasis of peace, tranquility and beauty. It is visually beautiful, full of vibrant colors and different kinds of plants, butterflies, even chickens. It is wonderful to hear nature rather than the din of traffic noise. It is enriching to smell the sweet aromas of the herbs, flowers and then the products made from this. It is enhanced by being able to touch all the different kind of plants and get pecked by a chicken too if you want.
The butterfly "nursery" is a great way to see and learn about the beautiful Monarchs. Children would learn so much as well as adults.
It is friendly, welcoming and staff love to share their knowledge of the plants.
The store is refreshing and full of wonderful aromas. They have so many delightful products it is hard to choose what to purchase. Many wonderful gift items that will be different from mass produced products so common in our world today. So skip Amazon and experience a wonderful day.
I plan to go again when I visit family in this area.
You will not be disappointed. You will leave feel refreshed and energized.
Written August 24, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough, descriptive and kind review of your visit! We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and perhaps even learned something new! We do hope to see you again soon :-)
Written October 1, 2021
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tabbytiger01
Toronto, Canada21 contributions
We visited this weekend. The owner and ladies that run this shop are extremely friendly and helpful. The owner started making homemade soaps for family and friends as gifts. A family member suffered from eczema and after using the soap had much healthier skin and so began an amazing little home made soap company. All the essential oils are made from the gardens on the property. Many of the products are infused with these oils. There are an abundance of products from soaps to bath bombs. Baby products and even men’s shaving products.
There is a bee hive that produces fresh honey as well as a monarch butterfly growing station showing butterflies in all stages of life. If you are in the area this is a must visit!
Written September 17, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking time to write such a thorough and kind review. We work hard to create a memorable experience when you visit us! Although we use many pure essential oils in our products, the oils themselves are not produced here. They are purchased from reputable companies in Canada. We do; however use many of the dried herbs & flowers from our gardens as ingredients. Some are added as dry ingredients and others are infused in carrier oils and then added. We look forward to seeing you again! Tara & team
Written September 18, 2019
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Tracy Y
Alexandria, Canada21 contributions
Family
Tara, the owner keeps her gardens and shop in tip top shape with a well stocked variety of selections of favourite and new products all the time. Her monarch butterfly sanctuary is a wonderful teaching tool as well as a preservative of these butterflies.
Written March 18, 2019
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Hi Tracy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review! We are looking forward to our next summer season and hopefully another successful monarch-raising season as well :-) We look forward to your next visit!
Written March 19, 2019
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_voyageurs565
Ottawa, Canada81 contributions
Couples
Went to check the homemade soaps - just curious really - and did not expect to find all these wonderful homemade products too! We ended buying several bars of soap, spray, oil, including shampoo bars - which we tried today, and we are converted: a lot of lather and NO chemicals (or wasteful plastic bottles!)!!

We were told that we could visit the gardens, but to stay away from the lavender field because the bees in the nearby hives were a bit aggressive at this time. So we did not venture too far from the boutique and thoroughly enjoyed the perennial flower beds what we saw. Now that we realize that there is more to see (Monarch, pond, etc.) we will have to go back to complete the tour. And since we started Christmas stocking shopping at the Garden Path yesterday, we will definitively look at buying other products when we return in the fall.
Written August 26, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and all of the products you have tried so far. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written August 27, 2018
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marens1971
Gatineau, Canada1 contribution
Couples
Visited the garden and pond to take photos and was greeted by friendly, knowledgable staff! Lovely, well appointed shop with many beautiful products!
Written August 8, 2018
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Thank you so much for your review. We do hope you visit us again :-)
Written September 12, 2018
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Jessica T
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Friends
I'm a huge fan of this shop. Specifically their bath bombs, candles, lip balm and their laundry detergent rocks my laundry world. I've been buying it for two years now and it's the best. It's about a two hour drive from my home so we I go I stock up. And if you bring your empty jug of laundry detergent, they take it to reuse it. That makes my heart so happy! It's Hawkesbury's most hidden gem. I highly recommend!
Written August 1, 2018
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Thanks so much for your raving review Jessica! We really appreciate when our customers take the time to share their comments and it gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoy our products so much :-)
Written August 2, 2018
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jeanne0310
Hawkesbury, Canada15 contributions
Friends
Ever since I first discovered the Garden Path paradise I long to go as often as I can by myself or with family and friends. Walking through the breathtaking acres of flower filled gardens and the artistic buildings and a pond that is adorned with lush vegetation and wildlife bring your spirit to flight. While sitting on a bench or relaxing on the swing, you can hear a choir of bullfrogs and birds orchestrating their perfect melody. The flowers and leaves on the unique trees sway in unison. This place is heaven to me! Tara, the owner and her husband are as charming as there stellar area and make you feel welcomed and very much at home. They give you their personal touch or possible rare tour. Tara has an air-conditioned natural products store with all types of candles, body sprays, oils and so on,,, on site. I bought myself the lavender essential oil and the black raspberry vanilla body spray that makes me feel comfort and light. I can not say enough about this place. If you are in the area, with out a doubt it is a must visit! Bring walking shoes, a drink and you can buy natural bug spay at the store. It is so heartwarming, all the care that is taken to help the Monarch butterfly to live and breed on the Garden Path property.
Happy Trails to you!
Written July 20, 2018
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough, descriptive review. We are so happy to hear that our property brings you as much joy as it brings to us! You are welcome any time to visit 😊
Written July 21, 2018
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Bonnie Patricia G
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Solo
Multicolored perennial flower gardens and herbs,plus rows and rows of lavender, fruit trees and ponds adorn these well-kept, totally organic acres.

Tara, the friendly owner, proudly displays all her natural products for sale. This is the perfect place to find special gifts sure to be appreciated by family and friends.

Learn about the fascinating habits and requirements of the delicate monarch butterfly. As Tara says with a smile, "This is not a soap factory...this is an experience".

Come experience Garden Path Homemade soap for yourself. You will be glad you took the time to stop at this pleasant attraction near Vankleekhill.

"Butterflies would stop and say hello..." You too!
Written July 15, 2018
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Bonnie, what a thorough and kind review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it and sharing your experience. We do hope you will visit us again soon 😄
Written July 17, 2018
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TheJoyGuru
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
Friends
Wonderful little shop filled with homemade soaps and the smells of essential oils. We were greeted by the very friendly and helpful owner and were honoured with a view of their shop where bath balms were being made.
We strolled the beautiful gardens, watched the bees buzzing in and out of their hives and listened to the croak of the frogs down by the pond. A must see gem when you are travelling through the adorable town of Vankleek Hill.
Written June 28, 2018
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Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you visit and we do hope you stop by again and see us!
Written June 29, 2018
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catgraham13
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada2 contributions
Friends
Any nature lover will be in paradise! From the lush gardens and ponds, with frogs singing their tunes to the lovely gift shop where all natural products are beautifully displayed. Your senses will be delighted! Many of the herbs in their soaps, creams, and candles are picked from the gardens just out back. How fresh is that! Monarch butterflies are raised here, their survival being aided by the loving owners. You can witness the Monarch's metamorphosis from August to October. Make sure to bring a camera and wear comfortable shoes, there is so much to take in. A couple of hours at the Garden Path just flies by!
Written June 19, 2018
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Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you visit us and we look forward to seeing you again soon along the garden path :-)
Written June 20, 2018
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Garden Path Homemade Soap is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.