Garden and Nature Fest set to blossom

By Contributor
April 28th, 2011

It is almost that time again: the Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest is just around the corner!

  On May 14, at the Millennium Walkway in Castlegar, the public will enjoy a free festival celebrating gardens, nature and farming. The park, located above the scenic Columbia River, invites one to stroll the walkway to Zuckerberg Island after the festival. There will be music and bellydancing most of the day. Relax and enjoy the ambience while sampling the local culinary fare. Bring your lawn chair!   Vendors you can anticipate: Castillian Fountain & Metal with a selection of wrought iron fencing and garden art; Heather Glyn selling heathers and small roses; The Blushing Bud with an eclectic array of dwarf conifers, hypertufa and rockery plants. Wild Mountain Herbs will have locally wild-crafted herbal salves and tinctures. Looking for seeds, check out Mountain Seed Company from Winlaw. For arbours and planters Nelson Garden Goods will be showcasing their products. Mats Growers will offer shrubs and perennials. Garden Candy from Cranbrook will be selling garden art made from recycled glassware. If you are looking for anything to do with peonies, don’t miss Dutch Girl Peonies from S. Slocan. For fruit trees and berries, find Against the Wind Nursery at our fest. This is only a small sample of the vendors. Come discover who else will be there!   If you want information on water conservation, organic farming, wildlife areas, BEAKS, our ecological area and issues, or food security; there will be numerous groups on hand to update you. You can also pick up your composters from the City of Castlegar booth at the fest!   A sparkling array of music and entertainers will welcome you . . . Baladi Bellydance, Mirage Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble, Mystic Dream Dancers, Titus Kanby – a duo of guitar and vocals performing folk, blues and swing music; the Community choir of Twin Rivers Chorale, enjoy flute music with the Wind River Trio; and Geordie Harker with acoustic guitar and vocals.   For more information: castlegargardenfest@shaw.ca or 250 399 4439.   We look forward to seeing you all there!  

Categories: Arts and Culture


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