2020 Healthy Landscapes Speaker Series

Update, March 24, 2020: All Healthy Landscapes Speakers Series workshops are cancelled for the month of April

Attend a free gardening seminar this spring! Come learn from gardening experts as they share tips and secrets to planting beautiful, low-maintenance gardens. Registration is required to guarantee your spot.

 

Cancelled – Some amazing herbs you may not know but should

Conrad Richter
Thursday, March 26 from 7-9 p.m.
Victoria Park East Golf Club extension
1096 Victoria Road South

You may already grow and/or use herbs, like basil, rosemary and thyme, but the lesser-known herbs, like anise hyssop, lemon balm, and lovage, are worth getting to know. Not only are these herbs a treat for your palate they’re also rich in antioxidants and other health benefits. In this presentation, we will look at easy-to-grow herbs for the kitchen garden that you may not know; but should.

Register for the amazing herbs you may not know but should workshop

Cancelled – Grow vegetables in small spaces, including containers

Ken Brown
Monday, April 20 from 7-9 p.m.
Victoria Park East Golf Club extension
1096 Victoria Road South

This workshop is perfect for homeowners and balcony dwellers who have a hankering for the taste of fresh home-grown tomatoes. Drawing on his years of experience growing a wide range of vegetables under various conditions, Ken will show you how you can grow amazing things in tiny spaces. Ken tosses out the normal concept of a vegetable garden and demonstrates how plants can add colour, texture, beauty and appeal to any space – small or large!

Register for the grow vegetables in small spaces, including containers, workshop

Cancelled – Shrubs for smaller gardens

Dugald Cameron
Thursday, April 23 from 7-9 p.m.
Victoria Park East Golf Club extension
1096 Victoria Road South

Why sacrifice shrubs just because your garden is ‘too small’? Dugald will introduce you to fantastic, yet overlooked, smaller versions of some indispensable garden plants that will make your small garden look grand!

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Cancelled – Perennials worth the hunt

Paul Zammit
Thursday, April 30 from 7-9 p.m.
Victoria Park East Golf Club extension
1096 Victoria Road South

Perennials have become the mainstay of many gardens, but unfortunately, the same common plants are used far too often. There are many great perennials out there that you may have never heard of or seen before! In this workshop, Paul will introduce you to the more unusual perennials that will make your garden the envy of your neighbours and friends!

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Cancelled – Garden design workshop (4-day course)

Robert Pavlis
Monday evenings: April 27, May 4, 11 and 25 from 7-9 p.m.
Guelph Curling Club extension
816 Woolwich Street

This four-part course uses lectures and homework assignments to help you create a complete design for your garden.

Register for the garden design workshop