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Gearing up for Garden Days weekend


June 9, 2015
By Dave Harrison
Rideau Woodland Ramble (pictured here) is one of nine private and public gardens and garden centres that are the inaugural members of the newly created “1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail.” GARDEN DAYS

June 9, 2015, Toronto –– Excitement is building as gardens, garden centres, horticultural societies, schools, churches and private gardens get ready to welcome the public to their Garden Days events next weekend – Friday, June 19 through to Sunday, June 21.

“While the physical activity of gardening makes for better living, the mere presence of gardens enhances Canadian lives everywhere,” says Mark Cullen, national Garden Days spokesperson.

“Our public and private gardens have long been among the country’s great assets and now, finally, they are being celebrated in a meaningful and purposeful way during Garden Days.”
 
From coast to coast there are loads of Garden Days activities listed at www.gardendays.ca, where you’ll find nearby activities, festivities and events that are sure to suit your and your family’s interests. All you need to do is get outside and enjoy.
 
CANADA’S GARDEN STREET CONTEST

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There’s still time to enter the “Canada’s Garden Street” Contest. If you think your street, or a street in your neighbourhood is the prettiest in Canada, here’s the perfect opportunity to toot your horn. Let organizers know how gardens – whether private or public – contribute to the quality of life on your street and in your neighbourhood.

The contest prize: $1,000 worth of Mark’s Choice Lawn and Garden Products from Home Hardware (the contest sponsors) and “bragging rights” of being named Canada’s Garden Street for 2015.

Enter soon at www.gardendays.ca as the contest closes at midnight EST on June 15. The winner will be announced on the Garden Days website on National Garden Day – Friday, June 19.
 
Garden Days is supported by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and Communities in Bloom.


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