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Whistling Gardens Horticulture Workshops We’re taking our workshop series on a road trip! Whistling Gardens owner Darren Heimbecker is available to speak at your next group or society meeting, conference, awards banquet or tradeshow.

As a highly entertaining and sought after speaker, audiences become engaged through passionate, educational and most often humourous presentations accompanied by a visual slideshow presentation. Rates are determined by travel obligations, with custom options available i.e. garden day pass prizes or plants.

Special request custom presentations are always welcomed! Presentation Topics include - The Building of Whistling Gardens, Planting Tips, Ask the Expert, Planning Your Garden, How To Prune Anything, Dwarf Conifers, Trees and Shrubs For Today’s Garden and more!

Whistling Gardens Horticulture Workshops

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Come Grow With Us!

Whistling Gardens Summer Festival
Special Guest
SEAN JAMES Garden Tour, Meet & Greet Q & A

What a treat to spend time with one of our horticulture industry’s finest! Join us for a complimentary botanical gardens walking tour with Sean and don’t be shy to ask your garden/landscape design questions too.

Sean James is the owner of Sean James Consulting & Design - Canadian Garden Council Ontario Provincial Spokesperson, Eco-landscaper, Horticulture Speaker, Teacher, Master Gardener & Niagara Parks Graduate.

Date: Saturday, July 6th 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Whistling Gardens Botanical Gardens
698 Concession 3 Townsend, Wilsonville
Cost: General Admission $13.75 Adults / $12.75 Seniors (60+) / $6.50 (5-18) / Ages 4 & Under Free
This event includes an all-day botanical gardens pass.

Sean James Bio: Named by Garden Making magazine as one of "20 Making a Difference", Sean has been gardening professionally since he was sixteen and speaking to horticultural societies for more than 25 years when he graduated from the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. Sean ran Fern Ridge Landscaping & Eco-consulting for over 20 years, recently handing it over to his leadership team. He now owns 'Sean James Consulting & Design', focusing on teaching, speaking, writing, designing and consulting. He is a 2X past president of the Milton & District Horticultural Society. He designed the award-winning sustainable Anderson Parkette in Oakville and several other landmark gardens. He has written several regular eco-gardening columns as well as articles for Garden Making magazine, Ontario Gardener, Trellis, (the magazine for the Toronto Botanical Garden), as well as in the global digital newsletter for the Perennial Plant Association. He’s also a member of Master Gardeners of Ontario.

He has had the privilege to help put together the national curriculum for Horticultural Apprentices. He's been featured on the CBC and on two HGTV shows including 'Green Force'. He's co-hosted 'the Garden Show' with Charlie Dobbin and been on the radio in Halifax and Ottawa with Niki Jabbour. He chairs Landscape Ontario's Environmental Stewardship Committee and sits on the Ontario Invasive Plant Council's Horticultural Outreach Collaborative, and the Perennial Plant Association's Environmental Committee.

Sean grew up surrounded by nature, near Crawford Lake in Campbellville, so it was destined that he would choose a career like landscaping.


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