By: Christi Rutledge
The Stratford Garden Festival is fast approaching! This year, the theme of the festival is “Celebrating our Roots” – a perfect fit for the Festival as we celebrate 60 seasons of theatre in Stratford! If you’ve never been toStratford before, or haven’t taken the time to view some of the spectacular horticulture in our city, you need to!
This four-day festival from March 1 to 4 features a ton of activities and beautiful displays. Landscapers will create gardens inspired by their choice of Canadian music as they interpret the 2012 theme, “Celebrating our Roots.” The Festival will be creating a display that you won’t want to miss, as will seven other landscapers and groups. Every day there will be guest speakers talking about everything from growing your own food to the algae in your pond. (Click here for a complete list of guest speakers.) Other special events at the festival include a seniors’ day, a garden party and a family fun night.
We’re giving away six pairs of day pass tickets for you to come and enjoy the Garden Festival. Be one of the first six people to comment below and name a flower or plant that Shakespeare refers to in his plays or poems, and you could win a ticket for yourself and a friend! We’ll announce the winners on Monday, February 27, on our blog, Facebook and Twitter. Winners will be able to pick up their tickets at the Festival Theatre Box Office.
Event times and location:
Thursday, March 1, 2012, noon to 5 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 2012, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stratford Rotary Complex
353 McCarthy Road
Check back next week for a special promotion you’re going to want to take advantage of!