May 15, 2014
July 16 is the date set for this year’s Landscape Ontario Growers’ Group Industry Auction. This year’s event will be held at Winkelmolen Nursery in Lynden.

There is no admission fee, and this popular event is open to all members of the landscape trades. Proceeds will benefit horticultural research and scholarships. If you want the opportunity to purchase plant material at below wholesale prices, then bring your staff and your trailer. All items are ready for pick-up immediately after bidding.

There will be skids full of the industry’s best offerings of deciduous shrubs, trees, perennials, ground covers and evergreens up for bid. Also available are hard goods and related supplies with skids full of fertilizer, pots, gardening tools, plant tags and labels. All products are donated by LO’s generous members.

Wagon tours of the farm will begin at 10 a.m., while skids of the Growers’ Awards of Excellence submissions will be judged live near the bidding area from 9 a.m. until 12-noon. Award winners will be announced and auctioned off later that day.

Before the live bidding begins at 1 p.m., everyone is invited for lunch (11:45 to 12:45) and to preview the lots. Attendees can sign up for a bid number, and winning bidders may pay by cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Each winning bidder’s name will be entered into a draw for a special prize.

Plant material, hard goods and gift certificates are all welcome and appreciated for donation. There will be a silent auction table, as well. For more information, contact Kristen McIntyre at 1-800-265-5656, ext.321,