Niagara Parks Hosts 4-Part Virtual Garden Series in 2022

When it comes to horticulture expertise, you won’t find greener thumbs than the folks at Niagara Parks.

So when Niagara Parks announces it’s hosting a new series of virtual gardens, you know there’s going to be a wealth of information to come for a relatively low price.

The provincial Crown agency that protects thousands of acres of parkland on a 56-kilometre stretch from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario announced Feb. 9 that horticulturists Charles Hunter and Jessica Bond will host the new four-part virtual series titled “Gardening at Home”. from February 21. Parks said the series will in part celebrate 2022 as the Year of the Garden by the Canadian Garden Council.

The agency said the series will give attendees a first-hand look at the work needed to keep Niagara Parks green spaces beautiful year-round. Each virtual event will cover a unique aspect of home gardening during the current season.

It kicks off on February 21 with the theme of how to care for indoor plants.

Part two on May 2 will focus on getting your garden ready for spring, while part three on August 8 will focus on building pollinator gardens.

The final segment on October 17 will focus on preparing your garden for winter.

Each interactive session runs from 7-8 p.m., from the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, via the Zoom app. Tickets are $15 per session or $45 for all four sessions.

For more information and tickets, visit

Hunter is the Parks Director of Horticulture and is a graduate of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture.

Bond is the site manager of the Botanical Gardens and the Parks Butterfly Conservatory.

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