June 17 - 19, 2016: Garden Days

Garden Days is Canada’s coast to coast, three-day celebration honouring of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives. It takes place annually, over the Father’s Day Weekend, June 17 to 19th 2016.

The Maritime spokesperson for Garden Days is best-selling author and award-winning radio host, Niki Jabbour, who is taking part in a ‘Garden Days Garden Party’ at the Halifax Public Gardens on Saturday June 18th from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Garden Days Garden Party:
  • 9:30 to 10:15 am - Gardener Yoga, led by local yogi and garden expert, Jane Rostek.
  • 10:30 to 11 am - Q & A Gardening Panel with Niki Jabbour, Crystal Godfrey (Secret Gardens by Crystal), Iain Jack (Fernwood Plant Nursery) and Jane Rostek. Come ask your gardening questions & get expert advice!
  • 11 to 11:30 am - Niki Jabbour shows how to create a ‘Garden BFF’ planter that features veggies, herbs & edible flowers to feed you AND the pollinators!
  • 11:30 to noon - Jane Rostek shares the best spring-planted bulbs for pots & gardens - dahlias, gladiolas and more!
  • Noon to 12:30 pm - Intimidated by container gardening? Let Crystal Godfrey inspire you with her creative demo on designing a beautiful & artistic potted garden.
  • 12:30 to 1 pm - Iain Jack has Fern Fever! Come learn about the Victorian obsession with ferns as he digs into the roots of ‘Fern Mania’ and showcases rare & unusual varieties.
  • 1 to 1:30 pm - An informal follow-up Q & A with our experts!
Garden Days is organized by the Canadian Garden Council, and is a three-day celebration of gardens and gardening.  The program’s objective is to draw attention to Canada’s garden culture, history and innovations, and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of home gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship. 

Garden Days is sponsored by: VIA Rail Canada, Enterprise Canada, GardenDecor.ca, Scotts Miracle-Grow, Garant, Garden Making magazine, Baxter Travel Media and Savvy Gardening, and supported by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.

Follow Garden Days on Twitter @CanadasGardens and join in the conversation at #GardenDaysCanada.

Like Garden Days on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CanadianGardenCouncil.
For more information about Garden Days, please visit www.gardendays.ca.

For more information, media only, please contact:
Niki Jabbour, tel: 902-221-1859
Email: niki@nikijabbour.com

Carol Cowan, Canadian Garden Council,  tel:  416-929-1066 Email:  zebra@passport.ca