By Mary-Jane Pilgrim, Master Gardener
It’s coming in 25 days. It can’t come soon enough. In our city, “The Garden Show” is a true sign of spring. It’s an occasion that brings together speakers, workshop leaders, vendors, horticultural society members, master gardeners, exhibitors and many others for one reason: “For the Love of Gardening”.
This year marks the 19th fantastic show:
April 26 – 28, 2019 (Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm).
And there’s great news ! The show has MOVED – to Fleming College’s brand new Trades and Technology Centre on Brealey Drive with lots of FREE parking and a $10, one-price ticket so you can enjoy the show all weekend.
The Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners will have a booth at the show, and will be happy to answer any gardening questions that you may have. Watch for our red aprons!
The theme “Coming Up Roses” is reflected in several of the amazing speakers along with educational and fun workshops and demos.
This award-winning show was honoured in 2017 with both a “Canada 150 Garden Experience”, and “Garden Event of the Year” by the Canadian Garden Council, so come and see what all the fuss is about.
You will find many of your old favourite vendors along with some new ones.
…and don’t forget the popular “Little Green Thumbs” Children’s Garden that is always teaming with liveliness and action! There are learning activities, face painting, crafts and even a take-home project. Their theme this year is “Miniature Gardens for Elves and Fairies”.
All the show profits go back into our community to fund scholarships for post-secondary students studying in horticulture-related fields,various local projects & Community Gardens. Since 2002, the show has put over $200,000 back into our community.
Please save the date, visit and and learn why “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” in 2019.
Learn more about the incredible speakers, workshops, bus trips, places to stay and tickets here: peterboroughgardenshow.com.