May 15, 2008
Although the temperatures outside were summer-like, that didn’t stop over 20,000 people from moving indoors to enjoy the Ontario Garden Show at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Visitors to the 12th annual show saw the latest items for the coming garden season. The four-day show, April 17 to 20, featured a large number of speakers, headlined by Frankie (Flowers) Ferragine of City TV’s CityLine. Exhibitors were the main attraction, with displays featuring annuals, perennials, tropical plants, along with bulbs, seeds, clothing, pottery, and sculptures, and much more. There was a great deal to see whether one was an avid gardener or newcomer to the hobby.

Other attractions included a marketplace, children’s workshop and free draws. The fourth annual Best of Spring Floral Competition attracted 16 area designers. The competition winner is Gary Fleming from Holland Park in Burlington.

Caption: From flower arrangements to retail sales, the Ontario Garden Show had it all.