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Gardening events in Ontario

A helpful list of local gardening events taking place in your area.



FEBRUARY

Event: Collingwood Garden Club - Landscape and Garden Photography with Kara McNally - Gabriele Photography,
Date: February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Hunter Hall, Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Ticket Information: Members No-charge; Non-Members Donation only
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

Kara McNally of Gabriele Photography in Collingwood will guide us through the elements and techniques for taking great photos including cameras, composition, lighting, use of special lens and printing techniques.


MARCH

Event: Canada Blooms
Date: March 13 - 22, 2015
Location: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Ticket Information: Click here for all ticket information
Website: www.canadablooms.com
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter

Canada Blooms, the flower and garden festival will take place from March 13 to 22 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Stroll through inspirational garden designed by some of the country and world's top garden designers. Visit the Canada Blooms website for more information.

Event: Stratford Garden Festival
Date: March 5 – 8, 2015
Location: Stratford Rotary Complex, Stratford, Ontario
Website: www.stratfordgardenfestival.com

The Stratford Garden Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary and it is still “Blooming Beautiful”!

Explore imaginative gardens teeming with spring colour and shop the Marketplace for the latest "must haves" for the gardener.  Learn from garden gurus Frank Ferragine, Sean James, Carson Arthur, Beckie Fox and more as part of the ongoing Speaker Series.  Join us for special events including the Opening Garden Party, Seniors’ Tea and Family Fun Night. A fundraiser to support The Lung Association.

Event: Collingwood Garden Club - Taming Wildflowers - From Seed to Vase with Miriam Goldberger
Date: March 26, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Hunter Hall, Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Ticket Information: Members No-charge; Non-Members donation only
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

Miriam Goldberger, owner of the well-known, Wildflower Farm, will speak about how to grow wildflowers from seed, why we should all grow wildflowers, and how to use them to create stunning arrangements and wedding bouquets. Miriam will be bringing Wildflower Seeds and copies of her new book “Taming Wildflowers”, for sale after her presentation

Event: Annual African Violets Show
Date: March 29, 2015
Location: Toronto Botanical Gardens
Website: www.tavs.ca

APRIL

Event: Collingwood Garden Club - Growing Gracefully - Maturing a Landscape with Sean James - Fern Ridge Landscaping and Eco-Consulting
Date: April 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Hunter Hall, Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Ticket Information: Members No-charge; Non-Members donation only
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

Sean James, President of Fernridge Landscaping and EcoConsulting  will speak on the challenges to long-term landscape success is considering how the landscape will evolve over time and how to cope. Plant choices will be discussed as will changing the plantings from beginning to…end.


MAY

Event: Credit Valley Horticultural Society’s 31st Annual Plant Sale
Date: May 16, 2015
Location: Mississauga
Website: www.creditvalleyhort.ca

The Credit Valley Horticultural Society’s 31st Annual Plant Sale features a large selection of locally grown perennials, native plants, vines, shrubs and annuals.

Event: Collingwood Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Date: May 23, 2015 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

This is the highlight of the Gardening year, this sale shares locally grown perennials, native plants, vines and annuals from the gardens of our talented Collingwood Gardeners. Plant donations are received the previous day, May 22, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Church.

JUNE

Event: Credit Valley Horticultural Society's Annual Garden Tour
Date: June 14, 2015
Location: Mississauga
Ticket Information: Click here for all ticket information
Website: www.creditvalleyhort.ca

The Credit Valley Horticultural Society's Annual Garden Tour showcases gardens large and small with a rich variety of plants that can be grown by homeowners in southern Ontario.

Event: Collingwood Garden Club - Go for the Gold - Creating Prize Winning Flower Show Entries
Date: June 25, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Gymnasium, Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Ticket Information: Members No-charge; Non-Members donation only
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

Flower Show rules and categories can be fairly confusing and even daunting to many people. This demonstration and discussion will help to clarify these rules (in accordance with the 2015 Flower and Vegetable Show Handbook) and show us how to put together prize winning entries for the Summer Flower and Vegetable Show, August 27, 2015.  

JULY

Event: Canadian Federation of University Women 16th Annual Town and Country Garden tour
Date: July 11, 2015 10:00am to 4:00pm (rain or shine)
Location: Belleville, Ontario
Ticket Price: $25
Website: www.cfuwbelleville.com

Enjoy a self-guided tour of seven gardens and a box lunch (to be picked up at St. Thomas Anglican Church). Proceeds to support college and univeristy scholarships for local students.

AUGUST

Event: Collingwood Garden Club - Summer Flower and Vegetable Show
Date: August 27, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Hunter Hall and Gymnasium, Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Ticket Information: Members No-charge; Non-Members donation only
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

This is a fabulous evening, showcasing the wonderful flowers and vegetables grown and the exquisite flower arrangements constructed by our very talented Members. Entry in Flower and Vegetable Show limited to Members only (cost to join the Society $15.00 per year for single, $25.00 couple) Flower Show rules can be found on our website.

SEPTEMBER

Event: Collingwood Garden Club - Reaching Out With Rusty Hands – Joanne Fleming-Valin, Environmental Insights
Date: September 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Hunter Hall, Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Ticket Information: Members No-charge; Non-Members donation only
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

Collingwood based educator and environmental consultant will speak on the importance of sharing our passion for gardening and environmental stewardship to the generations coming of age who have no or only limited knowledge of these issues.

OCTOBER

Event: Collingwood Garden Club - Ask A Gardener - A Panel Discussion
Date: October 22, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Hunter Hall, Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Ticket Information: Members No-charge; Non-Members donation only
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

This is your chance to ask our Master Gardeners and gardening experts what the problem is and how to fix it for next year. If possible, please e-mail your gardening questions, issues and photos before the event, if not, please bring them with you the night of the meeting.


NOVEMBER


Event: Collingwood Garden Club - Make and Take a Christmas Arrangement
Date: November 26, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Gymnasium, Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street Collingwood, Ontario (parking behind Church)
Ticket Information: Members No-charge (except for materials); Non-Members donation only (except for materials)
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/collingwood
Email: collingwoodgardenclub2015@gmail.com

This is one of our most popular yearly events, with participants creating a beautiful centerpiece or other Christmas arrangement to take home at the end of the evening. There will be a materials list for participants to bring and the cost of these materials is extra unless they are in your stash already.  Join us for a fun-filled, hands-on evening, right at the beginning of the Holiday season.


To submit an event to this page, please email
samantha.battistone@tc.tc

 

 

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