Welcome to Echoes on Templin in downtown Fergus Ontario!
If you know our sister shop The Bookery you know we are a trusted source of genuine crystals & gemstones. With over 15 years experience - we know stones. That knowledge transcends to the beads we carry at Echoes.
And there's more than just beads. Home decor, vintage items, bags, baskets, soaps, collector Fine Art books, and much more. Drop by and see what we have for you!

Echoes of the Past... and the PresentAbout 100 years ago the Templin family in Fergus built a large park along the Grand River with gardens, fountains, pathways and limestone walls. Over the years, pieces of the land were pared away for other uses. Only a third of the original Templin Gardens remains. The building in which Echoes on Templin is located sits on the original main entrance to the Gardens.
The background image on this site is a painting of the original gates by local artist Donna Hull and commissioned by Echoes. The painting and name "Echoes on Templin" are an echo of this lost piece of history.

Painting of the original Templin Gardens entrance gate

Echoes on Templin is at 240 St Andrew Street West, in front of the Templin Gardens and right beside the Grand Theatre. We're only 20 minutes from Guelph, half an hour from Orangeville and barely 40 minutes from Waterloo.

Drop-in Make & Take sessions
Make your own beaded bracelet with Donna!
Learn to make your own personalized gemstone bracelet and take it with you. We provide everything you need: the cord, a selection of high quality gemstone and crystal beads, a selection of embellishments, and instruction from our experienced jewellery makers.
All ages welcome; kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Prices range from $15 to $25 depending on the size of the bracelet.

ScheduleEvery Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 beginning January 7, 2024 (weather permitting - call ahead to confirm. 226-383-3246)Group bookings also available.

Thursday Night Tarot Workshops with Shelley Carter
Shelley has been reading tarot for 25+ years, and playing cards for several years before that, having been taught cartomancy by her grandmother.
She is the co-ordinator of the Elora Tarot, a collaborative tarot deck featuring the work of 65 local artists.Shelley has taught classes on reading tarot for 10 years.She also travels for tarot, including teaching, attending tours, and conferences, in England, Italy, Switzerland, France, China, Japan, and the US.Shelley is well connected to the world tarot community, attending an annual gathering in New York every spring.She will be teaching a series of Tarot classes, starting in January 2024.The Tarot Series
Something for all levels of experience.
Level 1: Introduction to Tarot
Thursdays (January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 2024)
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Held at Echoes on Templin, 240 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON N1M 1N7
Online registration coming soon. In the meantime you can register in person at Echoes.
You will learn:
~ A brief history of tarot cards
~ Modern tarot usage, Tarot vs Oracle cards
~ The meanings of the cards (this is the intensive part) and the beginnings of reading for yourself.
You will need:
~ A Rider Waite Smith tarot deck (available at The Bookery). This is THE classic deck in the English-speaking world.
~ A notebook and pen
Further Resources (Optional):
Kitchen Table Tarot, by Melissa Cynova, published 2017.
Going Beyond the Little White Book, by Canadian Liz Worth, 2016.
Very readable, and very thorough! You’ll use this book for years.
There are lots of learn tarot books. There are also on-line resources which Shelley can recommend.Level 2: Intermediate Tarot
Four 2 hour sessions (Feb 8, 15, 22, 29)
Workshop outline TBA
Level 3: Advanced Tarot Studies
Four 2 hour sessions (Fall 2024) $130.00
Dates and workshop outline TBA
Workshop Registration
You can register in person at Echoes (240 St. Andrew Street W.) or online. To register online use the link below.
Currently our only payment option for online registration is e-transfer.
Tarot Workshop Registration Form