News Abbey Gardens will be host to a cancer retreat centre SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, Jun. 28th, 2017 Abbey Gardens will have a cancer retreat centre in the future. Dysart council approved an amendment that will allow the Hewitt House in the gardens to be turned into a lodge. Gardens Operations Director Heather Reid says council’s decision will allow them to renovate the house. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Heather-2-1.mp3 The retreat will be run by a not for profit group called the Abbey Retreat Centre. There is no word on renovations would start.