Get inspired at Garden and Nature Fest

Wide range of garden-related activities, products etc. at Castlegar event

Something for every gardener is what to expect at the Garden and Nature Fest

Something for every gardener is what to expect at the Garden and Nature Fest

Looking for something to do on your May Long Weekend? Come down to Millennium Park in Castlegar (110 5th St) and enjoy the 3rd Annual Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest taking place on Saturday May 19, 10 am to 3 pm!

In addition to the park’s winding walkways, native plants and a scenic river views, you can enjoy what our festival has to offer: plants and garden art, information booths showcasing local community organizations, great food and an ideal environment to sit, relax and enjoy the day.

Looking for plants?  Discover rockery and dwarf conifers from Blushing Bud Nursery, and enjoy wonderful roses, colourful shrubs, and bountiful baskets from Mats Growers. For garden-ready healthy veggie starts see Crescent Valley Greenhouse and Nancy from Pass Creek. Check out locally grown, organic perennials from Primarily Perennials, and wonderful home grown lavender products made by Against the Wind Nursery. In addition, Mel’s Hobby Garden displays gardens in recycled containers. There will be an absolute abundance of plants to buy and smell!

Looking for inspiration? Unearth information about organic farming from Kootenay Organic Growers, look for local trails with Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails Society, dig into the City of Castlegar’s green initiative, and get info about wonderful wetlands from the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.

Support the SPCA: visit Sam and Lucy, the creators of their own dog treats and cat toys. Interested in permaculture? Visit The Food Tree booth for plants and motivation.

Are you passionate about native plants? The camas plant grows right in Millennium Park and the West Kootenay Native Plant Study Group can tell you all about it.

If you want to join other gardeners for fun and activities talk to The Castlegar Garden Club and Communities in Bloom (both sponsors of the Fest). And don’t miss the upcoming Garden Club Plant Sale May 5 (9 am to noon) at the Railway Museum.

Looking for beauty? Inspire yourself with Bee Glade Farm: they offer concrete garden art; bee plaques, garden goddesses, stepping stones, and new this year: bird baths.   For enduring, classy ornamental iron and metal art visit Castilian Fountain and Metal.

If you are passionate about plants, farming, nature, the outdoors; if you are trying to find ways to improve your life and enhance the natural world — this is the place to be!