June 15, 2010
By Wendy Harry CHT

Landscape Ontario was well represented at the London Spring Home and Garden Show.

The 34th annual event was held at the Western Fairgrounds from Apr. 23 to 25. The show took in six buildings, housing approximately 500 vendors and displays. Great representation had 26 members participate in the show and the LO booth. The Green for Life logo was visible throughout the event. All the booths showed great professionalism and workmanship in design and creativity. Congratulations to Patrick Callon Landscape Design and Eden Gardenworks for winning awards for their displays.

The LO booth was designed and built by Grant Harrison CHTM, Chapter president, and Nicola Kamp, Chapter secretary. The booth displayed 4x6 foot posters, showcasing all that LO represents:  members, professional services, education in horticulture, and community projects. LO’s mission statement and the London garden tour, on July 10, were also promoted.  

The following sponsors donated time and material to build the booth:
Baseline Nursery, Bycraft Gardens, Canadale Nurseries, Ed’s Concrete Products, Escapes Outdoor Living Designs, Fisher Landscape Supplies, Nicolas Garden Art, Sifton Properties, and Triple H Landscape Supplies.

Thanks also go to those who helped man the booth all weekend. It takes a lot of volunteers to promote our members and the Green for Life brand. Denis Flanagan was also active at the show as a guest speaker and promoting LO and Green for Life to the public. Through his great public relations work, LO was well represented on the show map and the Free Press show edition in Saturday’s paper on Apr. 17.

The London Chapter will continue its branding and promotion efforts at the International Plowing Match in St. Thomas on September 21 to 25.  We are working with the IPM committee to create a great entrance to the plowing match, and several of our LO members are actively involved on the committee for this event.   

For any information on the London Chapter, contact wharry@landscapeontario.com.