The Great Garden celebrates the arrival of spring through flowers, plants, and everything about agriculture.
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The weekend hosts over 100 exhibitors as well as agricultural exports who host workshops and lectures about how to properly care for plants and tips on how to build the garden of your dreams.
Whether you’re working with an abundance of backyard space or a balcony, there’s plenty of plants to go around for everyone.
If you’re not in the mood to buy, just waking up and smelling the roses isn’t a bad alternative either.
“Ten thousand years of agriculture have caused the plants we grow to evolve in amazing ways,” reads the event’s website. “By selecting plants suited to their environment, needs and tastes, humans have created an astounding range of varieties and an impressive ‘green’ heritage.”
The Great Gardening weekend invites guests to learn about the diversity of plants that have resulted from the long and patient selection process.
Once again this year, the Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion will be offering visitors free tree seedlings, courtesy of the Québec Department of Forests, Wildlife and Parks but organizers urge guests to arrive early as only a limited supply is available.
When: Friday, May 24
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Price: Free admission