The Mill, which was originally built in 1886 and operated as a grist mill, burnt down in 1955 and was rebuilt in 1957. When The Mill was purchased in 1994 by Ron & Georgina Klages and their three daughters, it was being utilized as a grist mill and farm co-operative. Since then, the building has doubled in size creating a reception hall on the main level, and 6 residential units on the upper levels. Some of the features you will find in the ever changing landscape of the garden are a waterfall, pergola, gazebo and fountain with many flower beds just waiting for your photo opportunity.
Utilizing the power of the Saugeen River, a water power turbine contributes the hydro for the building along with sending power into the grid. The dam provides a "mill pond" which is home to a pair of mute swans and their families, who love to model for photographers.