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  • 17 Aug 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line South, Halton Hills, ON


Date:  Thursday, August 17, 2017


  • 9:00 am until Noon - Landscape Ontario (7856 5th Line South, Halton Hills, ON L9T 2X8)
  • 1:00 until 3:00 pm - Guelph Turfgrass Institute (328 Victoria Road South, Guelph, ON N1H 6H8)

Map to Landscape Ontario - Please note that 5th Line South is closed below the 401 so our offices can only be accessed via Steeles Avenue.

RSVP by August 14: Kathleen Pugliese at 1-800-265-5656, ext. 309 or by e-mail at kpugliese@landscapeontario.com

Attendance is free of charge, we just need to know you are attending so we can ensure sufficient seating and snacks.

Bonus: Everyone attending this year's Trial Gardens Open House will get to take home a Canadian Shield rose, courtesy of  Vineland Research & Innovation Centre!

Event Details

Morning Session:  9am-noon at the LO offices in Milton (7856 5th Line South, Hornby, ON)

Speaker Program:

  • Mycorrhizal (Root Rescue) research results on herbaceous and woody plants - Bob Reeves – Root Rescue Environmental Products
  • "2018 Emerging Trends in the Landscape” - this will include new introductions, developments in sustainable landscaping, urban agriculture and wellness hotspots - Brenda Luckhardt  - Sheridan Nurseries
  • Invasive plant discussion and presentation centered on front line experiences with Giant Hogweed - Shawn Murdy – City of Guelph 
  • Garvinea Gerbera update - Felicia Vandervelde - Florist Holland
  • Open discussion and ideas exchange

Tour of LO Trial Garden:

  • On Display at LO:
    • 164+ different rose cultivars planted in 2016 and 2017
    • 18 different hydrangea cultivars + an assortment of other shrubs planted in 2016 and 2017
    • 300+ different annuals and perennials in ground beds

Afternoon Session: 1pm-3pm at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute (328 Victoria Road South, Guelph, ON N1H 6H8)

Tour of Guelph Trial Garden

  • All America Selections (AAS) judging trial
  • ASCFG field grown cutflower trial
  • Ground bed trial of approximately 400 annuals and perennials
  • Container trial of 200+ annuals

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