The 2017 Mississauga Garden Festival is a pilot project, the first year of a collaboration between two of Mississauga’s garden clubs: Applewood and Cloverleaf. Inspired by Buffalo’s Garden Walk and its impact on city-wide community development through a focus on gardening, we hope to grow our Festival into a Mississauga-wide celebration of gardening and gardens, private and public. The MGF will be comprised of two complementary events: a traditional garden tour of private gardens in the Rattray Marsh area and a festival at the Bradley Museum.
The 10 gardens on the paid garden tour, mostly owner designed and maintained, reflect the area’s natural habitat and its gardening challenges– deer, coyotes and great blue herons. Variety is a highlight: a historic house; a garden with a whimsical Asian theme; another featuring exotic vegetables. There are peaceful hidden sanctuaries with century trees; a glorious waterfall; pergolas and walkways. All the gardens are within a short walk of the two public entrances to Rattray Marsh. Tickets are $20.
The “festival” aspect of our event will be open to the public, free of charge and complement the ticketed tour of private gardens in the Rattray Marsh area. There will be garden and environment related activities and information at the Bradley Museum (Festival HQ), vendors of garden related items, informal tours and talks on heritage gardens at the Bradley Museum, information about the CVC and Rattray Marsh, food and drink.
Paul Zammit, a Toronto gardening celebrity, is our featured guest speaker. He will be demonstrating making containers using edibles. One lucky winner present will take home Paul’s creation.
For more detailed information about the happenings July 9th at Bradley HQ, see FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS.
Purchase your ticket today
Also available to purchase from the following retailers:
Applewood Home Hardware
1077 North Service R.
Bulow Garden Centre
2667 Lakeshore Rd. W.
74 Lakeshore Rd. E.
Private Moments Lingerie & Ladies Wear
259 Lakeshore Rd. E.
2069 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E.
606 Southdown Rd.
1625 North Sheridan Way
Or directly from the Festival Headquarters
July 9th only
1620 Orr Rd