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Garden Celebrities

Presented by Acti Sol

May 11- 21

Visitors to this year’s festival are invited to meet Garden Celebrities and find out their favorite tulip stories, their connection to the tulip and why they recommend planting tulips and maybe which one. Garden celebrities will be in Commissioner’s Park, throughout the Festival, adjacent to the Lee Valley Tools “Ask the Expert” kiosk.

May 11, 11:00- 12:30

Margaret Tourond-Townson

Spécialiste des semences biologiques, Canadian Organic Growers

David Townson

Expert en jardinage biologique, Canadian Organic Growers

1:00-2:30 PM

Eva Schmitz, OALA-CSLA  

President and Senior Landscape Architect, Artistic Landscape Design

 

May 12,  10:00 – 12:30 

Mary Reid

Owner, Green Thumb Garden Center

Spokesperson for Ottawa Garden Days

11:00- 1:00 PM

Alexander Reford

Director, Reford Garden and International Garden Festival

Chair, Canadian Garden Council

 

May 13th, 11:00- 1:00

Tina Liu

Landscape architect, National Capital Commission  

Design Manager, Capital Floral Program

 

May 14,  1:00- 3:00 PM

Tommy Wingreen, M. sc.

Professor, Horticulture, Algonquin College

 

May 15, 12:00- 1:00 PM

Mark Cullen

Garden writer, broadcaster, spokesperson for Home Hardware Lawn and Garden, member Order of Canada

2:00- 4:00 PM

Tina Liu

Architecte paysagiste, Commission de la capitale nationale
Directeur de la conception, Programme Floral Capital

 

May 16th, 11:00- 1:00 PM

Mark Burleton

Gestionnaire des terrains et des serres de la CCN, Résidences officielles

2:00- 4:00

Jim Curran

Vice Président, Lafleur de la Capitale

 

May 17th, 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Mark Burleton

NCC Manager of Grounds and Greenhouse, Official Residences

2:00- 4:00 PM

Architecte paysagiste, Commission de la capitale nationale
Directeur de la conception, Programme Floral Capital

 

May 18, 12:00- 2:00 PM

Sarah Johnston

Owner, GreenLife Garden Care and Landscaping

(Greenlifelandscaping.ca)

 

May 19, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Gérald Lajeunesse, Landscape Architect

Chief Landscape Architect NCC (Retired)    

Chair, Canadensis Botanical Garden Society

 

May 20th, 11:00- 1:00 PM

Landscape architect, National Capital Commission  

Design Manager, Capital Floral Program

 

May 21st, 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Sarah Johnston

Propriétaire, GreenLife Garden Care and Landscaping

Greenlifelandscaping.ca

 

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Visitors to this year’s festival are invited to meet Garden Celebrities and find out their favorite tulip stories, their connection to the tulip and why they recommend planting tulips and maybe which one. Garden celebrities will be in Commissioner’s Park, throughout the Festival, adjacent to the Lee Valley Tools “Ask the Expert” kiosk.

May 11, 11:00- 12:30

Margaret Tourond-Townson

Spécialiste des semences biologiques, Canadian Organic Growers

David Townson

Expert en jardinage biologique, Canadian Organic Growers

1:00-2:30 PM

Eva Schmitz, OALA-CSLA  

President and Senior Landscape Architect, Artistic Landscape Design

 

May 12,  10:00 – 12:30 

Mary Reid

Owner, Green Thumb Garden Center

Spokesperson for Ottawa Garden Days

11:00- 1:00 PM

Alexander Reford

Director, Reford Garden and International Garden Festival

Chair, Canadian Garden Council

 

May 13th, 11:00- 1:00

Tina Liu

Landscape architect, National Capital Commission  

Design Manager, Capital Floral Program

 

May 14,  1:00- 3:00 PM

Tommy Wingreen, M. sc.

Professor, Horticulture, Algonquin College

 

May 15, 12:00- 1:00 PM

Mark Cullen

Garden writer, broadcaster, spokesperson for Home Hardware Lawn and Garden, member Order of Canada

2:00- 4:00 PM

Tina Liu

Architecte paysagiste, Commission de la capitale nationale
Directeur de la conception, Programme Floral Capital

 

May 16th, 11:00- 1:00 PM

Mark Burleton

Gestionnaire des terrains et des serres de la CCN, Résidences officielles

2:00- 4:00

Jim Curran

Vice Président, Lafleur de la Capitale

 

May 17th, 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Mark Burleton

NCC Manager of Grounds and Greenhouse, Official Residences

2:00- 4:00 PM

Architecte paysagiste, Commission de la capitale nationale
Directeur de la conception, Programme Floral Capital

 

May 18, 12:00- 2:00 PM

Sarah Johnston

Owner, GreenLife Garden Care and Landscaping

(Greenlifelandscaping.ca)

 

May 19, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Gérald Lajeunesse, Landscape Architect

Chief Landscape Architect NCC (Retired)    

Chair, Canadensis Botanical Garden Society

 

May 20th, 11:00- 1:00 PM

Landscape architect, National Capital Commission  

Design Manager, Capital Floral Program

 

May 21st, 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Sarah Johnston

Propriétaire, GreenLife Garden Care and Landscaping

Greenlifelandscaping.ca