EVENTS

2017 Schedule

April 15

Retail Store Opens

Our retail store offers one of the largest selections of perennial plants in Canada. You will find the usual and unusual in trees, shrubs, fruits perennials and vines. Many of our staff each have over 30 years of experience and can answer virtually any questions.

April 15

GRAFTING SEMINAR

Grafting is the process of joining a root stock with a desired cultivar. The rootstock can provide good anchorage, hardiness, productivity, precocity and size control. We will demonstrate how we graft fruit trees, deciduous trees and conifers.

April 29

Cedar Café Opens

Join us for fabulous and nutritious food all made on site. You will find a full menu of hot and cold sandwiches, homemade soups and mouth-watering desserts. We have vegetarian and gluten free selections and a wine and beer list carefully chosen for quality and reasonable price and that includes many local choices.

April 29

PREPARING YOUR GARDEN SEMINAR

This is the time to get your gardens ready for the season. We will discuss methods to increase soil health and fertility as well as ways to cope with weeds, insects and diseases.

May 6

PRUNING SEMINAR

Pruning is often confusing or even terrifying for some. We will demonstrate techniques of pruning as well as offer advice on the timing of pruning for different plant types.

May 13 + 14

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

Celebrate with the most important woman in your life by bringing her for a meal at the Cedar Cafe and a walk through the gardens and shopping area. A free perennial will be given to every mother. Come on saturday and avoid the Sunday crush.

May 20 - June 11

RHODODENDRONS AND AZALEAS WEEKS

Come see these gorgeous plants in bloom in the gardens and in the retail area. There are now many cultivars of rhododendron and azalea available for our nothern climate.

May 20

GROWING RHODOS AND AZALEAS SEMINAR

The rhododendrons and azaleas have different requirements than most plants. We will show you how you can prepare your soil and site to bring these premier plants to their potential.

June 3

HONEY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

A brand new event at the Corn Hill Nursery! Join us for a sweet walk through our apple and pear orchard, which will be in full bloom. There will be talks on raising bees, our most important pollinators, and vendors who will be offering their beeswax and honey creations.

June 10

SEASONS OF COLOUR SEMINAR

Creating colour coordinated gardens is a goal of many gardeners. We will show you which plants will be blooming at the same time and offer advice on how to place and grow them.

June 17

SOLSTICE PARTY

This is our annual celebration of the year's longest day. We have to hold it on a Saturday as we are hoping you will party with us till the wee hours. Follow us on Facebook to learn who will be playing the music. Our large firepit and swedish torches will provide a stunning nighttime light display. Bring shoes for dancing.

June 24 - July 9

ROSE WEEKS

At dawn each day roses are gathered from around the nursery to put on display on our famous stone table. You will be able to see and smell each of the labelled blooms. Picking your favourite is not easy, but certainly an enjoyable and unique experience.

July 1

GROWING HARDY ROSES SEMINAR

The roses we grow are tough, dependable and carefree. Join us to discover the best ways to plant, maintain and prune these wonderful plants. No other plant offers such a long flowering season and such a rich rainbow of colours and fragrances.

July 15

PROPAGATION SEMINAR

If you have ever wanted to grow your own roses, perennials or shrubs enter into the world of propagation with us. We will show you the process required to successfully root cuttings and divide roots to produce new plants.

July 22 - August 13

DAYLILY DAZE

Few plants are as enticing as the daylily. They come in nearly every colour and size. Our stone table will have plenty of examples of these easy-to-grow perennials and our staff can offer advice on how best to grow and maintain them.

August 5

FLORAL ARRANGING SEMINAR

This is one of our most popular seminars. After a short discussion of some basic principles used in arranging, we will let you create your own masterpieces. We will provide all the materials. You provide the artistry. If you have pruning shears, gloves, ect. please bring them along.

August 12 - August 13

ARTISTS IN THE GARDEN

One of our most popular events.The highest quality juried artists and craftsmen from across the Maritimes will have their work on display for sale, surrounded by the colours, textures and fragrances of the gardens. Work will include pottery, jewelry, woodwork, sculpture, painting, textiles and more.

August 26

BUILDING WITH STONE SEMINAR

If you want to create a walkway, patio or wall with natural stone here is your chance to learn the guiding principles of construction given by an instructor with over 30 years experience. This seminar will run from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm with an option for lunch. Cost is $30 plus tax for the seminar, $40 plus tax with a lunch included.

September 2

BUILDING WATER FEATURES SEMINAR

There is nothing more exciting than the sound and sight of water. Learn how easy it is to create your own stream or pond. We'll show you the basics then you can build your own piece of heaven.

September 16

MAKING HARD CIDER SEMINAR

Learn from an experienced cider maker what is required to produce a first class hard cider. You will learn about the process of choosing apple cultivars to achieve balance, picking, after ripening, fermentation and bottling. Caution-It might make you thirsty.

September 30 & October 1

GRAPEFEST

Our annual celebration of the fall harvest. There will be informational seminars on growing fruits and making wine. The air will be filled with live music and the enticing scents of a barbeque and a wine and beer garden. There will be tractor rides, apple pressing, orchard tours and much more.

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Seminar Details

Usually the first and third Saturday of each month 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 unless noted seminars are free, unless noted, but pre-registration is strongly advised.

Limit of 50 people per seminar