Show branches into new territory
By Robert Mackenzie
Published July 27, 2017
This year the Minden Flower Show is changing its name to the Minden Garden Show as it approaches its 38th annual showcase on Aug. 11.
Committee chair Michelle Lewis says they have changed the the show a bit this year to incorporate more tips for growing food in your gardens.
“We’re trying to introduce how to grow vegetables and integrate that with the flowers,” Lewis said.
The show, which is taking place as the horticultural society celebrates its 40th anniversary, is titled Garden Celebrations, more than just flowers.
The event will include a number of guest speakers, from Carolyn Langdon teaching edible uses of sumac to a talk on biodynamic gardening from Jean Tyler. There will also be contests, including a harvest festival and a junior competition that challenges children nine to 13 to make a moose out of vegetables.
Lewis says this year’s show is a great chance “to get some gardening tips, gardening ideas and see what people are exhibiting from their gardens in Minden.”
The show runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on August 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 12th at the Minden Community Centre. Admission is $7, free for children, and includes pie and refreshments. More info on the event can be found at www.mindenhorticulturalsociety.ca