Hurrah! 2022 will mark the Year of the Garden in Canada, a celebration of our contribution to the horticultural world as well as a nod to the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.
And it will be extra special in Winnipeg, which has also declared 2022 the Year of the garden in Winnipeg, because the first ever Living Green Show will be held at Red River Exhibition, sponsored by the Exhibition, Kevin Twomey and Yours Truly, Dorothy Dobbie, owner of Pegasus Publications Inc., the publisher of Canada’s Local Gardener and your Lifestyles 55 magazine.
We are very excited and delighted to share that Keith Lemkey of Lemkey Landscape Design has volunteered to design a special demonstration garden to greet you as you come into the show. He will be partnered with Keystone Products of Warren MB who will supply the hard features. We are still working on the plant partner.
The goal here is to present a down-home community garden exhibition and show that will invite local non-profits as well as vendors to take part. We want this to be very family- and garden-oriented and to kick start the garden season with a lot of fun and joy!
Garden clubs are welcome to set up booths and demonstrations this year as a courtesy to all the gardeners out there who make our lives better. Please contact Lisa Tully at the Red River Ex.
Canada’s local Gardener will be at this show and at several others across the country for the first time in several years. Watch for our booths at major garden shows in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax, Charlottetown.
This year will hopefully see the end of the pandemic, all the more reason to celebrate. And remember to plant red as the colour of the Year of the Garden!
Visit our website at https://www.localgardener.net/ to learn more about Canada’s only garden magazine published right here in Winnipeg!