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What

Mississauga Garden Festival: The Gardens of Credit Woodlands

When

Sunday June 24th, 2018   10am – 4pm (Rain or Shine)

Who

Cloverleaf Garden Club   Applewood Garden Club

and newly joining us in 2018, we welcome   Credit Valley Horticultural Society

Where 

 Festival Headquarters at The Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

 Admission

Festival at Riverwood is free and the Garden Tour tickets are $20

See MGF HOME PAGE  or  locations to purchase tickets

Need a copy of our flyer?

Below is a link to our  2017 flyer.   2018 Flyer to follow asap

Mississauga Garden Festival is a brand-new venture organized by Cloverleaf Garden Club and Applewood Garden Club. This year’s event, the first of many to come, features a tour of nine private gardens surrounding Clarkson’s Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, plus a Festival at the Museums of Mississauga’s Bradley location that features a marketplace, talks, tours, kids’ activities and refreshments.

The two clubs believe that not only does Mississauga have beautiful gardens to share, it has history to celebrate. The grounds of the two-acre Bradley Museum holds several historical buildings, including Bradley House, a two-storey farmhouse from 1830; The Anchorage, an Ontario Regency-style cottage from the early 19th century; a restored Port Credit log cabin from the mid-1800s; and a barn from the turn of the 20th century.  Free guided tours of the heritage gardens are part of the Festival.

The gardens on the 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.

Rattray Marsh is the last remaining lakefront marsh between Toronto and Burlington. Today the preserved area, saved from development in the 1970s by concerned citizens, is abundant with wildflowers, native tree species and many birds. It features several easily accessible trails, including a boardwalk loop that’s home to unique and sensitive plants.

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