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Quinte Botanical Gardens open this spring

Ontario’s newest botanical garden near Frankford has six acres of unique garden displays with extraordinary plant combinations. Each garden offers interesting insight to the world of plants. Connect with nature, learn about horticulture, or journey through the gardens at your own pace.

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Ontario Invasive Plant webinars are free online this winter!

Here’s a great offer – a free series of webinars to learn more about the invasives threatening our native landscapes and native species, our cropland, wetlands and gardens. Check this out for more information or to register for any of these free webinars.

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Nature in the City (FREE Seminars on Tuesdays) Jan 16-Feb 20, 2018

A six-part series of illustrated talks. Nature in the City…Free & Family Friendly!
London Central Library – Wolf Performance Hall

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SEEDY SATURDAY – Annual Gardening Event in London – March 3, 2018

Come to LEARN and SHOP! This event is well-known for its reputation of inspiring a passion for gardening each Spring! Great vendors and educational exhibits, talks throughout the day, seeds and garden supplies to get you going for the season and yummy food on site so you can make a day of it.

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Free Garden Talks @ London Central Library Feb 26 & Mar 5, 2018

Join us for two informative and fun nights at the Central Library on Monday Feb 26 and Monday March 5. Explore the interesting and often bizarre world of Gardening Myths and Legends. Discover tips and tricks to make the most of every Square Foot of garden space you have.

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London Plant Symposium February 9, 2018

London Chapter of Landscape Ontario is hosting a plant symposium which includes 4 speakers for $25.

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Seeds to Table (8 Week Course) Mar 20-May 8, 2018

A FEW SEATS LEFT! 8 weeks of classroom instruction and hands-on workshops covering everything from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, maintaining, harvesting and preserving. Focus is on gardens you can EAT as well as colourful and helpful companion flowers.

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Go Wild Grow Wild Expo – Apr 7th 2018

Check out the largest gathering of region’s businesses, experts, organizations, and groups to inspire your next adventure! Go Wild Grow Wild Expo will showcase what to do, where to go, and how to protect Carolinian Canada through interactive workshops, live demonstrations, booths and so much more!

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Stratford Garden Fest, March 1-4, 2018

  Location Stratford Rotary Complex   353 McCarthy Road, Stratford, Ontario N5A 7S7 Facebook link for more Information

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Canada Blooms – Mar 9-18, 2018

Mark your calendars now and come out to enjoy a great day at Canada Blooms (also co-located with the National Home Show)
When: March 10-19, 2017
Where: Enercare Centre – Exhibition Place

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June 2 & 3, 2018 – Open Garden & Plant Sale at Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy

The A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens, owned by Fanshawe College and managed by the Horticulture Program, feature one of the largest collections of plants in Ontario. Over two thousand species are displayed

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Sunday Oct 15, 2017 – Master Gardeners hosting Native Plant & Gardening Workshop

The London Middlesex Master Gardeners are hosting a workshop in October and this year we are Going Native! The full day session, offered at the price of only $60, will be of interest to any level of gardener interested in learning the many benefits of native and sustainable gardening practices. For Master gardeners this event will qualify for 6 CEU’s. Hope you will join us!

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Western Fair, September 8-17, 2017

September 8-17th, the Western Fair will bring London over 50 rides, fair food, more than 800 animals, rodeo, entertainment and attractions.

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Hawk Cliff Weekends September 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 2017

The Hawk Cliff Weekends is a free outdoor event taking place on September 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th from 11am-3:30pm each day. Come out and celebrate the amazing fall migration in a beautiful setting at Hawk Cliff Woods.

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Forest Festival @ Harris Park, August 19 2017

ReForest London is excited to invite you to our first ever Forest Festival in Harris Park on Saturday, August 19th! From 11 am to 3 pm, this family-oriented event is all about celebrating trees, forests, and our identity as the Forest City! A BBQ picnic from Growing Chefs will be offered by donation to the first 500 attendees, where every dish includes an ingredient grown from a tree!

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Events and Garden Tours 2017

Here’s a summary of events and garden tours in Ontario. Enjoy!

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Elevated Park opens August 27, 2017! St Thomas, Ontario

Canada’s first elevated park, 30 feet wide and 850 feet long, is being redeveloped as a park with flower beds, trees, benches, public art and a trail for walking, running and biking. A great place to wander, sit, walk the dog, take photos, host art shows or busker festivals.

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Civic Garden Annual Fall Plant Sale – Sept 16, 12-3pm

Join the Friends of London Civic Gardens for their free Green house tour and Open House on Sunday april 30th 1-4pm. Theme of “Garden Styles in Canada” will include many informational exhibits. Free admission. Plants and compost available for purchase!

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Whistling Gardens Botanical Gardens – Designated a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’

In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, 150 gardens and garden experiences across the country were selected to receive the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation – highlighting Whistling Gardens as one of 150 garden ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year.

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