Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest looking for vendors

Event will take place May 25.

Communities in Bloom partnered with the Castlegar Garden Club to sponsor last year’s Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest. Photo: Chelsea Novak

Communities in Bloom partnered with the Castlegar Garden Club to sponsor last year’s Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest. Photo: Chelsea Novak

Organizers of the upcoming Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest are planning for their 10th annual event.

The event will take place Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Castlegar Community Complex.

Local plant vendors will celebrate growing and all things garden related — perennials, shrubs, ornamental grasses, herbs and wide selection of garden-ready veggie starts.

New vendors are expected this year.

If you are looking for something besides plants to adorn your green space some of the other available items may spark your interest including metal garden art, concrete stepping stones, birdbaths, and beautiful glass creations.

“The garden fest is a way to encourage and expose people to nature and growing — which is always a good thing,” says organizer Darlene Kalawsky.

Organizers are still looking for vendors to participate in the event. Ideas include those who have a nature hobby, grow seedlings or offer a unique type of plant, build bird, bat or bee houses or belong to a nonprofit or educational group that would benefit from attending this festival.

For more information check out castlegargardenfest.com or email castlegargardenfest@shaw.ca.