June 15, 2013
London Chapter well represented at home and garden shows
Paul Snyders of PGS Landscape in London, Jan Hunter of Hunter Home and Garden, also of London, Cindy Buelow and Dan Lizmore of Leaf Landscape Solutions, Belmont are proud of the Chapter’s new trailer.
London Chapter members have had a busy time at home shows this season.

Two of the events saw the Chapter’s brightly painted new trailer on display. It was a drawing card to the Chapter’s booth area, where Green for Life pamphlets and Garden Inspiration magazines were handed out to passersby.

In early April, Chapter members took the trailer to the Sarnia Home Show at Clearwater Arena. It was the first time that the London Chapter has been represented at the show. Volunteers at the booth were busy all weekend, as visitors walked the two arenas of displays and wares of the exhibitors.

Volunteers who helped man the booth over the weekend were Gord Shuttleworth, Shannon Martin, Wendy Harry and Peter Vanderley CLP, with representatives from Windover Nurseries and Leaf Garden Design, both from Petrolia, and SS Greenhouses in Sarnia.   

There were four members with booths in the show. They include Leaf Garden Design, Line x Coatings - London, SS Greenhouses and Windover Nurseries.

This was the sixth year that the London Chapter has had a booth at the London Spring Home and Garden Show. This year the show was held from Apr. 19 to 21 at the Western Fairgrounds.

The aisles were filled with people for all three days of the show. Over 800 Garden Inspiration magazines were handed out, along with postcards promoting the annual Landscapes of Excellence Garden Tour and Green for Life brochures.

Denis Flanagan was a speaker at the show and also did a great job promoting the Chapter. Many people stopped by the booth for advice, or to say hello. It seems that six years at the show are finally paying off, as people are now aware that Landscape Ontario is not a landscaping company, but a non-profit association that represents members across Ontario.

There were 19 Landscape Ontario members with booths in the London Spring Home and Garden Show. They include Baseline Nurseries and Garden Centre, Echo Power, Escapes Outdoor Living, Grand River Brick and Stone, Huron Tractor, Lobo Landscape, Nicola’s Garden Art, Rural Roots Landscaping, Triple H Landscape Supplies, Tydan Landscape Design, V&Ps Topsoil and Landscape Supplies, Blue Jay Sprinkler Systems, Brown’s Enterprises Landscaping, Ed’s Concrete Products, Fisher Landscape and Golf Supplies, Leaf Landscape Solutions, TLC Professional Landscaping, Turf Pro Landscaping and Bobcat of London.

Many thanks to the following volunteers who helped man the booth over the weekend: Peter Vanderley CLP, Jerry Hakkers, Eric Wright, Keenan Andrews (student), Cindy Buelow, Jan Hunter, Dave Chmarney, Devern Chmarney, Hetty Teuber, Paul Snyders, Bob Allen, Mike Lunau CLT, CLP, Jason Zehr and Shannon Martin. Thanks go to Derek Geddes and Jerry Hakkers for bringing the trailer and setting up the booth.