Tuesday, June 10, 2014

National Garden Days - Join me June 13th at Alderney Landing Park!

One of the dazzling entries in last year's celebrity
container garden contest!
In just a few short days, Canada will be celebrating all things gardening with National Garden Days, an annual event that runs the Friday to Sunday of Father's Day weekend (June 13th to June 15th this year).  Organized by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council, National Garden Days reinforces the importance of celebrating the role and many benefits of gardens in our communities, with an emphasis on the wonderful public gardens we have in Canada.

Coast to coast activities are planned for gardeners from Vancouver to St John's and to see the complete list of events, just click HERE.

As the Maritime spokesperson for National Garden Days, I will be taking part in a WILD and CRAZY container gardening contest on Friday June 13th. Four local celebrities will be paired with four skilled gardeners to create the best container garden earn some serious bragging rights. The winning container is voted by YOU! So, once the photos of all the creations are posted on the Halifax city website after the event, you can vote for your top pick! I'll be emceeing the event at Alderney Landing Park in Dartmouth from noon to 2 pm. Rain or shine! We're going to have a lot of fun and want plenty of audience participation, so please come say hi! The four green-thumbed celebrities are Deputy Mayor Fisher,  Crystal Garrett (host of Global Mornings - and a talented gardener!), Jordan Hipson (amazing designer & radio host of At Home) and Lil MacPherson (Owner of the Wooden Monkey restaurant). 
An entry from last year - and one of my favourites - see
the Swiss chard?? 

A sister event will be taking place across the harbour at Grand Parade.. It's hosted by Neville MacKay and his four celebrities will be Mayor Mike Savage, Cyril Lunney (host of CTV Morning Live), Chef Chris Veldon (Owner of The Flying Apron Cookery) and Louise Renault (CBC Information Morning)

But, c'mon.. the Dartmouth event will be where all the action is happening, so catch me there and let's have some fun! 

For more information on National Garden Days,  visit their website

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