"There is little known about this house, but we do know that it belonged to the Merritt family in the 1930s. It has undergone a meticulous restoration, and is one of the finer homes along the street with its lush garden and close attention to architectural detail." A Walking Tour of The Village of Jordan
The house is known on the street because of the Tangled Garden that sits to the side of the house where passersby can admire the seasonal blooms. The owners Alan McLean and John Valleau recently turned their hobby into a home business, setting out their shingle for The Fibre Garden in September 2009.
You can visit their homely shop, greeted by their friendly canine Miss Miss Rusty, and catch a glimpse of the historic home with shades of former spinning wheels that may have graced the room in the distant past. You will be rubbing shoulders with knitters and spinners that will be gently sorting through the hand dyed yarn that is calling to be turned into shawls and scarves.
Hours of Operation
Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty:
End of May - August
Tuesday - Sunday
10 am - 5 pm and September – May, the Heritage House only, Monday - Friday: 8:30a.m. – 4:30pm or by prior arangement.
The Fibre Garden:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4:00 pm
QEW exit 57, Vineland (Victoria Avenue)
South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake, to stoplight at Regional Road 81/King Street
Left (east) on Regional Road 81/King Street through the valley
Left (north) on Main Street at the Jordan House, at top of hill
QEW exit 55, Jordan (Jordan Road)
South on Jordan Road towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake
Right (west) on Fourth Avenue
Left on Ninteenth Street
First Right on Wismer Street
Left on Main Street
Parking lots are available at both the north and south ends of the street and it is only a short 3 minute stroll between lots.
Adjacent Land Uses
A Walking Tour of The Village of Jordan brochure revised 2008, is available at the Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty, Heritage House, for a $2.00 donation. They are located 2 blocks south of the Heritage Gift Shop at 3800 Main Street.
Phone:(905)562-5242 for hours and availability.