2019 Speakers

Friday, April 26, 2019

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“At a Glance” Speaker & Workshop Schedule

5:30pm-7:30pm Opening Night Reception (ticketed event)

Join us to celebrate the opening of our 19th award-winning show at our gorgeous venue at the new Trades and  Technology Building at Fleming College. Our show is hosted and run by the volunteers of the Peterborough Horticultural Society. The show is a charity fund-raiser for scholarships & grants for those learning and growing in horticulture and other environmental & beautification projects. We are passionate about sharing everything gardening and encourage you to show your support and enthusiasm and share with us some light refreshments, a cash bar, guided tours of the “Learning Cube” which is not open to the public, and to hear Mark Cullen and Ben Cullen share their passion for gardening with the rest of the world.

Talk: “Lessons on sustainable best practices and stories from SHARE Agriculture Foundation’s work in South and Central America”

7:30pm Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (free film screening)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:30am – 11:30am Mark Cullen
     “Escape to Reality”:  A well informed and deeply personal reflection on the state of gardening today and an explanation of why this is the most exciting time in the history of Canada to be a gardener.
11:30am-12:00noon Book Signing with Mark Cullen
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch with Mark Cullen
(SOLD OUT — email ptbohortsoc@gmail.com to be put on a waiting list)

12:30pm-1:30pm  Steve and Emma Biggs
     “No-Guff Gardening with Emma and Steve”

1:30pm-2:00pm Book Signing with Steve and Emma Biggs

2:30pm-4:00pm Alexander Reford  (cancelled due to untimely death in the family)
In it’s place, a second screening of “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Sunday, April 28, 2019

10:30am – 11:30am Paul Zimmerman  “Everyday Roses”
11:30am-12:00noon Book Signing with Paul Zimmerman
12:30pm-2pm Master Class Rose Pruning with Paul Zimmerman (limited, ticketed event)

12:30pm-1:30pm  Alex Henderson
     “Innovation. Beauty. Sustainability. A Modern Rose Garden for the 21st Century”
1:30pm-2:00pm Book Signing with Alex Henderson

2:00pm-3:00pm Carol Pasternak  “Drama in the Butterfly”
3:00pm-3:30pm Book Signing with Carol Pasternak



By request, we are also adding movie screenings and vendor demos.   See the Events and Workshops pages.