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Seize the Daisy: Mississauga’s Garden Day Blooms with Color and Celebration

Mississauga, ON – Springtime in Mississauga brings a vibrant tapestry of colors, with flowers, plants, and trees in full bloom. On Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, Handcock Woodlands will host Garden Day, an event celebrating the city’s blossoming beauty and providing gardening enthusiasts with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

A Day for Garden Lovers

Garden Day promises a morning filled with activities for both seasoned gardeners and curious newcomers. Attendees can look forward to learning from gardening experts, joining guided nature walks, and engaging with exhibitors who will share insights on local gardening groups and stewardship opportunities. The event is free and open to all, with no registration required.

Explore What’s in Bloom

Mississauga’s gardens are a spectacle of colors and fragrances during the spring and summer months. Here’s a glimpse of what’s currently in bloom and where you can find these floral treasures:

Wildflowers (Spring-Early Summer)

Mississauga’s natural areas are dotted with wildflowers like Black-eyed Susans, Purple Coneflowers, and Trilliums, Ontario’s provincial flower. These blooms create a stunning kaleidoscope of colors across the city’s green spaces.

Lilacs (Spring-Early Summer)

Known for their fragrant blossoms, lilacs in shades of pink, purple, and white can be seen adding beauty and height to gardens. Prime locations for lilac viewing include Leslie Log House, Adamson Estate, Westacres Park, and Riverwood Conservancy.

Rhododendrons (Spring-Early Summer)

Rhododendrons, with their bell-shaped flowers in round clusters, bring vibrant colors to Mississauga’s gardens. The best spots to see these blooms include Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, Adamson Estate, Riverwood Conservancy, and Handcock Woodlands.

Hydrangeas (Late Summer)

Hydrangeas, admired for their large, colorful blooms in white, blue, pink, and purple, flourish in both sun and partial shade. They can be found at Leslie Log House, Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, Adamson Estate, and Riverwood Conservancy.

Getting There

Due to limited parking at Handcock Woodlands, attendees are encouraged to take MiWay, walk, cycle, or use micromobility devices to reach the event.

Prepare Your Garden

For those looking to start their own garden, now is the time to prepare. Whether you have a backyard, a balcony, or a sunny window ledge, creating a thriving garden space is within reach. Garden Day will provide tips and advice to help you get started.

Connect with Nature

Mississauga’s parks and gardens offer endless opportunities to enjoy nature’s beauty. Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, a nature photographer, or simply someone who appreciates the serenity of a well-tended garden, the city’s green spaces are waiting to be explored.

Join us at Handcock Woodlands on June 22 to celebrate Garden Day and immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Mississauga. For more information on local gardening events and opportunities, visit the city’s website or contact local gardening groups.

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