EVENTS

2017 Schedule

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.

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