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Brampton’s Seedy Saturday and Garden Show sprouts for 12th year: Explore horticulture in Brampton with activities for kids, a seed swap and more


BRAMPTON, ON (February 20, 2024) – The City of Brampton’s Seedy Saturday and Garden Show is returning for a 12th year to kick off the 2024 gardening season. Every March, in partnership with the Brampton Horticultural Society, Brampton residents are invited to this free event to: 
  • access gardening resources
  • share, swap and buy seeds
  • enjoy the Seedy Café
  • explore the Kids’ Zone
Participants will also hear from gardening experts, including; 
  • Carol Pasternak presenting In the Butterfly Garden
  • Paul Zammit presenting Feeding the Garden from the Garden
  • Sean James and Anne Maria presenting From Seed to Soil: Planting and Early Care
  • Shawn Patille presenting Building a Refuge in the Garden

Vendors will be at the event to offer insight, seeds, tools and tips to help participants enhance their gardening skills.  
 
The Seedy Saturday and Garden Show is open to all ages. No matter the gardening skill level, this event will introduce non-gardeners to the world of horticulture and experienced gardeners will have an opportunity to build on their skills. 

Gardening is a great physical activity that also supports overall health and well-being. 

For more information about The Seedy Saturday and Garden Show and a list of vendors, visit www.brampton.ca/seedysaturday.  
 
Save the Date 
Seedy Saturday and Garden Show

Saturday, March 9, 2024
10 am - 3 pm 
Century Gardens Recreation Centre
340 Vodden Street East, Brampton, ON 

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“Gardening is a rewarding activity that not only cultivates fresh produce and flowers, but also joy, growth and lasting memories. As we celebrate the 12th year of Seedy Saturday and Garden Show, we are fostering a love for gardening, community connections and supporting 33 small businesses. Thank you, Brampton Horticultural Society for your partnership in the long-standing success of this event. I encourage everyone to attend and learn how to turn their thumb a shade greener.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Each small seed has the potential to bloom into healthy fruits and vegetables and beautiful flowers to nurture our communities. As we dig into the 2024 gardening season, the Seedy Saturday and Garden Show welcomes families and gardening enthusiasts to explore the vibrant world of horticulture right here in Brampton. From seed swaps to expert presentations and activities for kids, this event is a bloom-filled celebration of family fun and community spirit. Let's plant the seeds of connection and grow together!"
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton 

“The City of Brampton is a community striving to work together to ensure a healthy and sustainable environment. The Seedy Saturday and Garden Show provides a valuable learning platform by inspiring individuals and families to dig into new skills in gardening. Thank you to the staff, guest speakers and local vendors for making a 12th year of this event possible.”
- Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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