June 24 - July 9
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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