July 15, 2019
Donations of nursery stock (single variety or mixed lots), hardgoods, landscape supplies, garden decor, gift certificates and silent auctions are now being accepted for this year’s Industry Auction, scheduled for Sept. 12 at J.C. Bakker & Sons Nurseries in St. Catharines, Ont. Nursery stock donations can also be entered in this year’s Landscape Ontario Growers Awards of Excellence program.

An initiative of the Landscape Ontario Growers Group, the auction provides an opportunity for garden centres, contractors and plant lovers to buy skids of plant material, while helping to raise money to support horticultural research, scholarships and sector development and promotion through the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation (OHTF).

Located at 1207 Third Street Louth, St. Catharines, Ont., host J.C. Bakker celebrates 70 years of operations in 2019, and will run one-hour farm tours at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m., with the live auction starting promptly at 1:00 p.m.
Donations and grower award entries will be accepted at J.C. Bakker on Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with no deliveries accepted between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Deliveries WILL NOT be accepted on Sept. 12, unless a time is reserved in advance. Please contact Amy Buchanan at amy@landscapeontario.com to reserve a time slot.

Plant material entered into the growers awards will be judged the morning of the auction, with awards given only to those entries worthy of attention as determined by the judges. All decisions are final and winners will be announced during the auction. All plant material entered will be auctioned off onsite. Only Landscape Ontario members are eligible to enter the awards.

The Industry Auction, including the silent auction and LO Growers Awards of Excellence, is an annual success due in large part to the support received from LO members and the landscape and horticulture profession. Please consider donating to this event. All donors will be recognized in Landscape Ontario magazine and on the association website.

To donate items to the auction, enter the Awards of Excellence program, or for more information, please visit IndustryAuction.ca.