June 16 - 24, 2018: Garden Days

Get the jump on Spring
Register your Garden Days activities today!

Garden Days is Canada's annual nine-day celebration of gardens and gardening. 

  From coast to coast to coast, gardens, garden centres, schools, garden clubs, hort societies, communities and even private citizens participate in this fun-filled celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives.

  This year, wineries, farmers' markets, community gardens, BIAs, newcomers clubs and libraries will be joining the party, making Garden Days 2018 the best ever.

Be part of this national celebration at no cost. How great is that!

If you're planning any garden or gardening-related activities between June 16 and 24, 2018, register them, at no cost, on the Garden Days website. It's as simple as clicking on the 'Register Your Activity' button and inputting your activity information. It'll take less than five minutes to register your activity and be part of this exciting national program.

Create a special Garden Days activity or register an already-planned event – what you do is entirely up to you. The intent is simply to profile your celebration of gardens and gardening and your contribution to Canada's garden experiences of all types.

Want to participate, but not sure what to do? We've got you covered

If you're looking for inspiration, scroll through past years' Garden Days activities in our site's archives. From educational to wacky, heartwarming to downright fun, you'll get tons of great ideas for kids to seniors, as well as new to seasoned garden enthusiasts alike!

Have your Mayor proclaim an 'Official Garden Day'

Still not sure what to do. How about asking your Mayor to declare your town or city's own 'Official Garden Day'? We've made it super easy for you to do this by providing you with a downloadable proclamation template that you can take to your City Hall. When you have your Mayor-signed Garden Days proclamation, you can register your city's official garden day as an activity. It's a great way to let your city officials know how important gardens and gardening are in your community.

Garden Days is supported by vibrant national public relations, social and digital media campaigns, as well as a Network of Champions, and national and provincial spokespeople. We invite you to connect with your provincial spokesperson by visiting the home page of the Garden Days site and clicking on the name of your provincial spokesperson.

Breaking News:  Garden Days Spring Twitter Chat

Join us on Thursday, March 15 at 3 p.m. EDT, when the Canadian Garden Council will host a Twitter Chat through its @gardenscanada account. The Chat will serve as a way to officially kickstart Garden Days 2018 by explaining what it is, when it takes place and to encourage clubs, public gardens, garden centres, businesses and other relevant organizations to register their activities, at no cost, on the Garden Days site.

The event has been timed to coincide with the Victoria Flower Count results and it is occurring during one of the last days of Canada Blooms, the country's largest flower and garden festival.

It will serve to bolster awareness of Garden Days, while celebrating a couple of well-known spring activities.
Let's get social! Connect with us and share your Garden Days activities on our social networks
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Tag us and we'll tag you right back
Hashtag: #gardendayscanada / #journeesdujardin

We hope you'll participate in Garden Days 2018
Questions? Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at marketing@gardencouncil.ca

Garden Days is organized by: Canadian Garden Council http://gardencouncil.ca/

Wed. Feb. 28: Special Guest Cora Swinamer


An Essential Gardening Skill .

Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm we welcome Cora Swinamer as our special guest!
Cora Swinamer, owner of Under the Arbor Landscape Design, has been gardening and doing landscape design for over 20 years and will give a presentation on pruning basics and how to tackle pruning challenges. Learn what plants to prune while dormant and those to do later in the season. 
  • If you have some pruning challenges or 'gaffs', bring your photos on a jump drive and get advice on how to tackle these as well.
  • Join the hands-on practice session afterwords! 
    • Bring along your sharpened pruning shears and a branch or two to practice your technique.
Special thanks to Sheila Stanley for arranging this month's program! 

Wed. Jan. 24: Special Guest Donna Evers

Water Works!

Trees, shrubs and perennials for the moist, wet and down right boggy areas of your garden.

Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm we welcome Donna Evers as our special guest!

Donna Evers, a master gardener in Hammonds Plains, will be treating us to her wonderful presentation on gardening for wet spaces.  Donna's gardens are breathtaking and awe-inspiring, not only for their beauty but also for the amount of physical labour that they require.  Gardening and her love of plants and nature is truly a passion and her knowledge of all-things plants is broad.  She has asked that everyone come prepared with a 'general gardening question' for us to discuss as time permits.

Special thanks to Marcia Nason and Vicki Brown for arranging this month's program!

Wed. Nov. 22, 7pm: Holiday Social and Centrepiece Session

Feast, Flora, and Fauna!

Bring grub and a mug!

Wednesday, November 22 at 7pm is our holiday pot luck!  Please bring your favourite sharable!!! 

To add to the excitement, our very own Tara Moore is going to demonstrate how to make a seasonal centrepiece!

If you want to make a centrepiece to take home, here are a few things to bring:
  • a mug (can be plain or a Christmas theme)
  • wet oasis to fit your mug (that hard green florist stuff)
  • evergreen branches (or your favourite fillers)
  • pruners
Some other optional items you may wish to decorate with are ribbon, pine cones, berries, and a candle.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Wed. Oct. 25: Registration continues during Gardener's World

Register and enjoy the show!

Registration continues during a BBC presentation!

In our second meeting of the season on Wednesday, October 25th, 7:00pm at the PRCC, we will continue registration for anyone who missed it last month while we are treated to a special BBC presentation. 

Monty Don is a well known expert gardener, gardening writer and UK broadcaster. He presents the show "Gardener's World" from his amazing garden "Long Meadow" in Hertfordshire, UK. The show is wide ranging garden design, problem solving and seasonal information for the average home gardener.

We hope you will join us for another informative evening!

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New Season Starts Wednesday, September 27, 7pm, PRCC

Come join the fun!
Wednesday, September 27th is our first meeting of the season and we ask you to come prepared to volunteer to help with the program! We are all going to participate in running the club this year - bring your ideas!

We will once again be meeting at the Prospect Road Community Centre. Social time starts at 7pm.  Business starts at 7:30pm.  Registration fees will be $20 per person or $30 per couple for the year. We plan to host 8 meetings with special guest speakers at many meetings plus plans for potluck socials in both November and May.

In our first meeting of the season, we like to share pictures from our gardens.  Please bring them on a thumb drive or email them in advance to thepagc@gmail.com and Valerie will get them ready for viewing.

This is also a great time of year to move and divide plants so we'll do a plant swap for anyone who has a plant or two  needing a new home!!

Don't forget, we're on Facebook too.... just click the button in our sidebar to join!

Saturday, June 10, 2017: Our Club Plant Sale

To view the event on Facebook, click here.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 9:00am

Prospect Road Elementary School parking lot
(2199 Prospect Rd, Hatchet Lake, NS B3T 1R8, Canada)

The Prospect Area Gardening Club members are potting up some beautiful plants at excellent prices from their very own gardens! Drop in to visit a gardener, talk plants, ask questions, and discover new additions for your garden!

Rain date: 
The following day: Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 9:00am

June 9 - 18, 2017: Garden Days

Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens & Gardening Garden Days is Growing!
Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens & Gardening Garden Days is Growing!

Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens and Gardening

Garden Days is growing!
Garden Days is the national, fun-filled celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives.  We are pleased to announce that starting this year, Garden Days will be a 10-day event from June 9 to 18 inclusive with National Garden Day being celebrated on Friday, June 16.
In response to popular demand, Garden Days 2017 will span two weekends, the second being Father's Day weekend, and the week in between. This 10-day period, from June 9th to 18th inclusive, will give activity organizers, especially schools, much more flexibility to host a weekday activities and /or to host activities on either or both weekends, the choice is yours!  

There is no cost to you for being part of this national program!

 If you are wondering how your horticultural society, club or association can be a part of Garden Days, here are a few suggestions:
  • We invite you to declare Friday June 16th as 'Official Garden Day' in your community. We've made it easy for you to do this. Just visit  http://gardendays.ca  click the 'Garden Day Declaration' button and follow the prompts. Once you receive the official declaration from your Mayor, register it as a Garden Days activity on the website.
  • Schedule a guided tour of a local public garden or park; plant sale; floral arranging demonstration; a guest speaker or a  'how-to' demonstration to benefit your organization and/or the general public. 
  • Host a casual members'-only garden open house and tea party. 
  • Garden Days is a great opportunity to partner up with other like-minded garden/plant organizations to collaborate on a new initiative. 
  • Post a local Garden Days schedule on your website and social media pages to engage community residents to attend your events or to simply inspire them to visit a local park, garden centre, or to just dig in and get gardening!
  • If your community is holding any garden-themed Canada 150 celebrations between June 9 to 18, register the events on the Garden Days website
Whatever you decide to do, we invite you to register your activity or promotion, at no cost, on http://gardendays.ca  It's as simple as clicking on the 'Register' button and inputting your information.
As soon as you register your activity, we'll send you the Garden Days Official Activity logo, which you can use in promotions of your activity.

Looking for inspiration?

If you'd like to see the wide variety of activities that have been organized in previous years, click on 'See Past Activities' at the top of the 'Activities' page at http://gardendays.ca/ You will discover a treasure trove of ideas!
Garden Days is supported by a vibrant national Public Relations and Social Media campaign as well as national and provincial spokespeople. We invite you to connect with your provincial spokesperson by visiting the home page of http://gardendays.ca/ and clicking on the name of your provincial spokesperson, and also to share your activities on the Garden Days Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GardenDaysCanada and on Twitter at:  #gardendayscanada

We hope you'll get involved!

Questions?  Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Carol Cowan at 416-929-1066 or marketing@gardencouncil.ca  
Garden Days is organized by: Canadian Garden Council www.gardencouncil.ca

Wed. May 24: Spring Social & Denise Adams

We support our local food bank by collecting donations at each of our meetings!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Club Social &
Denise Adams

Celebrate gardens springing to life!

7:00pm - 7:30pm 
We'll start with a food fiesta!! Bring along your favourite eats, enjoy the company of garden friends and share your garden plans! :)

7:30pm - 9:00pm
We are excited to hear author Denise Adams' ideas for achieving success gardening close to the sea. Denise will have the following books available for sale (cash only). They make a great gift or gift-to-self!

Atlantic Coastal Gardening  $27.95
Little Book of Sea & Soul  $10.95
For the Love of Lobster   $18.95

Denise Adams is a lifelong seaside gardener who holds a Master of Arts and Art Education from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has held positions of bilingual tour guide for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Citadel Hill. She began teaching French immersion and then taught art and sociology at the high school level in the Halifax Region. More recently, she has worked as a survey assistant and is now a landscaping consultant and custom home designer for Saltspray Holdings Inc. in the area of St. Margarets Bay.
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