December 15, 2015
Planning is well underway for the gardens at the Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2016.  

This year’s event will take place at the EY Centre from Mar. 25 to 28. The proposed 12 gardens will be created in a 30,000 sq. ft. space presented under the Landscape Ontario banner.

The home show media campaign will focus heavily on the gardens, with initial information going out in December and the campaign ramping up heavily in the weeks leading up to the show. All media will feature Landscape Ontario as the partner for the show and will have huge brand building potential in the local market.

 The current list of garden builders includes: Algonquin College Horticultural Industries Program, Garden Creations of Ottawa, Hansen Lawn and Gardens, Harmony Gardens Landscaping, Les Entreprises Marechal, Terrascapes Landscape and Design, Thunderbolt Contracting and Welwyn Wong Landscape Design.

Greely Sand and Gravel will once again provide sand for the build and Manderley Turf Products will donate sod. Other Ottawa Chapter Associate members who have offered to supply materials include:  Cohen and Cohen Natural Stone, Geosynthetic Systems, Permacon and Techo-Bloc.

Plant sourcing is in the initial stages and forcing is expected to take place at Otter Greenhouses in Port Perry to ensure that there is plenty of foliage and blossoms for the Easter weekend show.

There are still a few subsidised garden spaces available. Any interested builders are encouraged to contact Martha Walsh if they would like to be involved with the show. Email, or call 613 796-5156.