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Peterborough Garden Show


The Peterborough Garden Show will be back once again for its 18th year from April 13 – 15, 2018 (Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm).

The theme "Come Grow With Us" has an emphasis on sustainability and growing food as reflected in the list of speakers & topics. This year, in addition to speakers, there will be a series of hands-on workshops presented by the Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners.

New this year will be a Celebrity and Florist Design Competition. Teams of a local celebrity and florist designer will each create a dress made up of flowers, vegetables and herbs. The creation will take place Friday evening and they will all be on display for “people’s choice” voting throughout the weekend.

Filling both ice pads of the Evinrude Centre will be more than 130 garden vendors, many of them new. Clearwater Creations will create a display garden at the entrance to one of the pads.

Upstairs, the ever-popular "Little Green Thumbs" Children's Garden will be teaming with liveliness and action! Children will be involved in learning activities as well as face painting, crafts, making a floral take-home and visiting all of the activity centres. 

BE Catering will again be providing a delicious range of meal and snack choices.  Kyoto Coffee has a new line of tasty, healthy smoothies to add to their locally roasted fair trade coffees.

Profits from the show go back to the community each year and continue to fund various local projects & Community Gardens, and also a number of post-secondary scholarships for students studying in horticulture-related fields.

We hope you will join us and "Come Grow With Us" this year. More details on bus trips, places to stay, tickets, speakers & workshops and contact information can be found at

cost: $8 advance, $9 online, $10 at the door


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