Garden conference is set for Feb. 8

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society’s  12th annual garden conference will be held here Feb. 8, from 9am to 3:30pm at the Legion Hall on Metcalfe Street.

Speakers include Bel­inda Gallagher, Master Gard­ener, an avid grower of rare, native, and more com­mon perennial plants as well as vines, grasses, shrubs, trees and fungus.

She is gardening in the Zone 5a/5b area in Halton Hills.  Gallagher can be seen weekly, during the gardening season, on the Weather Network.

Another speaker is Anna Leggatt, a nature interpreter at the Kortright Centre for Con­servation. She lectures on vari­ous aspects of horticulture.  She contributes articles to The Journal of the Toronto Botan­ical Garden), Toronto Life Gardening, and The Globe and Mail. She will speak on Japanese Gardening: A look at different kinds of Japanese gardens and how we can incorporate some elements into our own backyard.

Penny O’Donnell presents a landscape floral design, and an entertaining look at gardening through the magic of Elora Puppets presentation of The Selfish Giant.

The conference is sponsor­ed by Cedar Springs Nursery, Grand River Natural Stone Ltd., Ground Effects Land­scape Solutions, Little Tree Horticultural Ltd. and Yard Weasels Inc.

Advance registration is $35 (includes lunch). Send cheque payable to Elora & Salem Horticultural Society, c/o Alex Graham, Treasurer, P.O. Box 295, Elora, ON N0B 1S0. For information email