MosaiCanada 150: Canada’s leading horticultural event of 2017

“It’s big, beautiful and billed as the largest horticultural event in Canada this summer. Gardeners and non-gardeners alike will appreciate its artistry. The opening in late June – close to Canada Day – celebrated 150 years of confederation. It attracted as many crowds as the fireworks and the rock concerts organized for Canada’s big birthday bash. Over the course of its run, the event is expected to attract about 1.2 million visitors in total.

These 33 gigantic sculptures are situated just across the river from Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. They meander through one kilometre of stone-dust pathways through the forested parkland in Jacques-Cartier Park, located in Gatineau, Quebec. It’s easy to spot – just follow the crowds lined up outside the gate.

MosaïCanada150 celebrates everything Canadian. Approximately three million plants have been used to create these sculptures, planted one by one by almost 100 gardeners into massive metal supporting frames sandwiched between layers of geotextile. This living exhibit celebrates Canada’s history, stories, legends and myths. All ten provinces and three territories are represented, as well as the country’s indigenous peoples…..

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Master Gardener Technical Update – Sunday Oct 15,2017 , London Ontario

Sunday, October 15, 2017

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM  

This event is open to all Master Gardeners. The full day session will qualify for 6 Continuing Education Credits. Space is limited to a maximum of 60 people. We will hold all spots for Master Gardeners until Sept 15th and will offer to the public after that.

We’re Going Native – 3 great speakers and topics!

Native Plant Guilds  – Ben Porchuk:   Ecologist, Carolinian Canada Coalition, Director: Restorative Nature Experiences

Native Trees and Shrubs – Kyle McLoughlin:  Climbing & Consulting Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture, Writer

Using Native Plants to Transform the Urban Landscape “In the Zone”  –  Michelle Kanter :   Carolinian Canada Coalition-ED, Biologist.


London Civic Garden Complex 625 Springbank Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 4T1


– Early bird registration by Sept 15th – $ 50 

– After September 15th – $60 

– Price includes morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, hot and cold beverages.


Source: Master Gardener Technical Update – Sunday Oct 15,2017 in London Ontario