Events & Seminars
Below is the full list of our events for the 2018 season. Seminars usually take place 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
June 23 - July 8: 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 7 - 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 21 - Growing Hardy Daylilies Seminar
Daylilies are some of our most beautiful and useful perennials. Find out how best to grow these and which ones flower at which times.
July 21 - August 19: 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 4 - Late Summer Shrubs & Perennials Seminar
Many gardens lose colour at the end of the summer. We can show you shrubs and perennials that can insure your garden will never become drab.
August 18 - August 19: 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 25 - 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 1 - Building Healthy Soils Seminar
Healthy productive soils are the foundation of any garden. We will discuss all the factors that go into creating a soil that will grow plants to their potential without the use of chemical fertilizers. Learn about the benefits of compost, proper acidity levels and organic sources of nutrients.
September 15 - 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 29 & September 30: 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 apple pressing, orchard tours and much more.