2018 Whitby In Bloom Speaker Series

Posted on Thursday March 01, 2018

Residents Invited to Plan Their Perfect Garden Through Free Whitby in Bloom Gardening Seminars

The Whitby in Bloom Committee, in partnership with the Brooklin Horticultural Society, invites residents to take part in three free gardening seminars being offered this spring.

The seminars, being held on March 28, April 25 and May 23 at the Brooklin United Church, will contain information on gardening tips and techniques, container plantings and floral art – helping residents to plan and create their perfect care-free garden to grow and enjoy. The seminars will be presented by master gardeners Charlie Dobbin, Denis Flanagan and Lizzie Matheson.

Residents are invited to take part in one or all of the following three seminars:

March 28 – Charlie Dobbin presents “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

Charlie will share unique gardening tips and techniques, and how to choose the best specimens for your garden.

April 25 – Denis Flanagan presents “Shrubs & Trees for the Urban Garden”

Denis will share trendy garden design tips and explain how to use clever container plantings and low maintenance and dwarf plants to create a colourful care-free garden.

May 23 – Lizzie Matheson presents “Floral Design – Tips and Tricks”

Lizzie will design and answer questions about three pieces of floral art. The flowers and foliage used to create the three art pieces will be given away as draw prizes at the end of the seminar.

Time: Each gardening seminar begins at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Brooklin United Church, 19 Cassels Rd East, Brooklin

Space at each seminar is limited. Interested residents are encouraged to register and reserve their spot early at whitby.ca/whitbyinbloom.

In lieu of a registration fee, non-perishable food items will also be collected at each event to be donated to local food banks.