Stratford Garden Festival giveaway!

By: Christi Rutledge

The Stratford Garden Festival is fast approaching!  This year, the theme of the festival is “Celebrating our Roots” – a perfect fit for the Festival as we celebrate 60 seasons of theatre in Stratford!  If you’ve never been toStratford before, or haven’t taken the time to view some of the spectacular horticulture in our city, you need to!

This four-day festival from March 1 to 4 features a ton of activities and beautiful displays. Landscapers will create gardens inspired by their choice of Canadian music as they interpret the 2012 theme, “Celebrating our Roots.”  The Festival will be creating a display that you won’t want to miss, as will seven other landscapers and groups. Every day there will be guest speakers talking about everything from growing your own food to the algae in your pond. (Click here for a complete list of guest speakers.) Other special events at the festival include a seniors’ day, a garden party and a family fun night.

We’re giving away six pairs of day pass tickets for you to come and enjoy the Garden Festival.  Be one of the first six people to comment below and name a flower or plant that Shakespeare refers to in his plays or poems, and you could win a ticket for yourself and a friend! We’ll announce the winners on Monday, February 27, on our blog, Facebook and Twitter. Winners will be able to pick up their tickets at the Festival Theatre Box Office.

Event times and location:
Thursday, March 1, 2012, noon to 5 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 2012, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stratford Rotary Complex
353 McCarthy Road
Stratford,Ontario

Check back next week for a special promotion you’re going to want to take advantage of!

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30 thoughts on “Stratford Garden Festival giveaway!

  1. When daffodils begin to peer,
    With heigh! the doxy over the dale,
    Why, then comes in the sweet o’ the year;
    For the red blood reigns in the winter’s pale.
    -The Winter’s Tale

  2. This sounds so great!

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”
    -Romeo and Juliet

  3. “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray,love, remember: and there is pansies. That’s for thoughts.”

    Hamlet, act IV, scene 5.
    Ophelia has fallen into madness after the death of her father. She sings these lines in front of Gertrude and Claudius, who are agitated by Ophelia’s state of mind.

  4. ..

    know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
    Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
    Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
    With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
    There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
    Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight.
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2.1.255-60)

  5. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”
    Juliet – “Romeo and Juliet”

  6. From ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s – “love in idleness” referring to a pansy
    – Oberon sends Puck to find a magic flower; Cupid’s arrow, that was aimed at Queen Elizabeth, was diverted and hit the flower, so now this flower’s juice (pansy), applied to a sleeper’s eyes, will make the person fall in love with whoever he or she sees first upon awakening

  7. At Christmas I no more desire a rose
    Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth;
    But like of each thing that in season grows.

    So glad to live near Stratford!

  8. “Like the lily,
    That once was mistress of the field and flourish’d,
    I’ll hang my head and perish…”
    Henry VIII

    Please don’t let me hang my head and perish! I want to win tix! ; )

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