Northumberland Learning Connection is presenting a program on the Canadian Arctic from March 30th to May 5th. Of particular interest for gardeners are two sessions:
April 20: Dawn Bazely of York University's Department of Biology is presenting a talk entitled "Arctic Plants and People". The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. E., Cobourg.
April 21: A two-hour discussion seesion is being held at the Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen St., Port Hope. The session starts at 9:00 a.m. and the topic is "Hardy Survivors: Tundra Vegetation and the Diverse Habits in Canada's Polar Regions".
To see the full details on the Canada's Arctic 2017 program or to book tickets, visit http://www.northumberlandlearningconnection.ca
Northumberland Master Gardeners are presenting a series of lectures each Monday in March to brighten up those last days of winter. The line-up of guest speakers is:
March 6th: Kevin Elchuk, Giboshihill Hostas, “Ornamental Trees in the Hosta Garden”
March 13th: Darren Heimbecker, Whistling Gardens, “Dwarf Conifers -- Large Impact”
March 20th: Marion Jarvie, “Structure and the Layered Look”
March 27th: Paul Zammit, Toronto Botantical Gardens,
“Lighting the Way: Bright Selections for the Shade Garden”
Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, 401 Croft Street East, Port Hope. Tickets are $40 for all four lectures (cash or cheque) or $15 for single lectures, if available.
Tickets may be purchased at:
Cobourg Paint & Wallpaper, 34 King Street West, Cobourg
Holton Flowers, 62 Walton Street, Port Hope
This year's garden and flower show is taking place March 10th through 19th in the Enercare Building at Exhibition Place, Toronto.
If you go by car: The main entry, Princes Gate, is closed this year. If heading west on Lakeshore Blvd., continue past Strachan and enter the grounds via Newfoundland Drive. Going east, there are two entrances from Lakeshore -- Ontario Drive and Newfoundland Drive.
Say “Happy Birthday Canada”
with a ‘150th Celebration Garden’
In honor of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017, the Canadian Garden Council and Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI are giving away ‘150th Celebration Gardens’.
* * * * * *
Tom Roberston is again offering a chance to discover Cuba with a focus on gardens and Cuban culture. This tour is designed to give a comprehensive look into life in Cuba and visit some of the most beautiful and interesting areas.
All his tours come with an amazing Cuban guide and driver and you will travel in the safety and comfort of a new, air conditioned bus throughout.
Aside from your permanent guide, you will have specialists at each garden you visit. This tour is limited to 20 and a minimum of 14 required to confirm. If interested, please let me know at your earliest convenience as some tours fill quickly.
All tour details can be found at www.cuba1tours.com...click on “special interest tours”
UPDATE: (as of August 29, 2016): The Cuban Garden/culture tour is now confirmed, but there is still limited space available.