Stratford’s Pergola is on the north shore of Lake Victoria, just a short walk from the Shakespearean Gardens and The Dutch Memorial Garden. From Shakespearean Gardens, cross Huron Street (carefully, please) to York Street with its many small shops offering gifts, crafts and good things to eat and drink. A walkway over R. Thomas Orr Dam leads to the Pergola.
For those driving, there is a large parking lot on York Street, but it is a popular area and parking places can be difficult to find. It may be easier to find parking on William Street and other streets near St. James’ Anglican Church on the other side of the river. There are many parking places in Downtown Stratford, a short walk away.
Seen across the lake from York Street, The Pergola is a distinctive structure. A short walk across the dam, the plantings in Pergola Garden are chosen and maintained by members of Stratford and District Horticultural Society.
The Pergola is a great place to spend a few moments to sit, enjoy the garden and the view. In summer, the experience is enhanced by the sound of children enjoying the nearby Lion’s pool.