Espace pour la vie’s Great Gardening Weekend & more

Yes, I realize I am posting a lot of garden-related info. I have another garden news that I’ll relate in a post next week. But I write about other stuff too,

I used to have a community garden plot and I love gardening. Or at least I find the beginning of the season exciting. The maintenance and weeding part of gardening, not so much.

Espace pour la vie’s Great Gardening Weekend

This event started yesterday and happens all weekend. It’s pretty amazing since it includes the sale of 12,000 plants grown by horticulturalists from the Montreal Botanical Garden. But it’s also a garden show of sorts with 100 exhibitors, how-to talks in French on gardening, horticultural awards and PlantCatching is hosting a plant exchange. The only drawback is admission is not free. You have to pay the entrance fee for the Botanical Garden and Insectarium.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden,

When: Continues today  through Sunday May 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Admission fee to the Botanical Garden, $18.75 for an adult who is a Quebec resident (there’s a discount for Access Montreal cardholders)

On the cheaper side of the things…

Perennial Plant Sale in NDG (Happening Now)

The posters don’t say who is putting on this sale but 25 per cent of proceeds go to urban agriculture group Action Communiterre while another 25 per cent go to the Montreal West Horticultural Society.

Where: 6951 Terrebonne (at Mayfair)

When: Today, May 24,  9 a.m. to noon

In case of rain: sale happens tomorrow instead

Santropol Roulant Seedling Sale

I’ve mentioned it before but Santropol Roulant’s seedling sale happens today

Where: 111 Roy (at Coloniale)

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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