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June 4, 2023

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Junior Gardeners Competition - Plant Pick-Up - This event has already occurred

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, June 5, 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 8, 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, June 9, 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Details:

On July 29th, 2023, Laurentian Valley Township is hosting it’s 7th Annual Junior Gardeners contest at Stafford Park during the annual Party in the Park Event.  The competition provides youth the opportunity to choose either a flower or a vegetable to take home and nurture it for the summer. The contest highlights the township’s tagline “Grow with Us” and was chosen as a means of giving youth of the Township and neighbouring communities an opportunity to learn a new skill. Alastair Hugli of Sunset Nursery Garden Centre & Greenhouse is once again set to judge this year’s competition.

To enter the competition:

Children ages 16 and under can participate in the competition by registering and picking up a plant for free at Sunset Nursery Garden Centre & Greenhouse (located at 2177 Greenwood Rd) from May 27 to June 9, 2023.

Junior Gardeners competition schedule: 

May 27 – June 9, 2023

  • Registration and Free Plant Pick Up at Sunset Nursery Garden Centre & Greenhouse (located at 2177 Greenwood Rd)

June 9 – July 29, 2023

  • Grow and nurture your chosen plant or flower

July 29, 2023

  • Junior Gardeners Competition - Awards Ceremony at Stafford Park located at 641 Third Ave South during Stafford Park’s “Party in the Park” event
  • Plant Drop Off – 10:00 – 10:30 am
  • Judging 10:30 – 11:00 am
  • Awards Ceremony 11:00 – 11:30 am
  • BBQ Lunch – Noon (Free for Competitors)
  • Junior Gardeners can stay after the awards ceremony and enjoy a few hours of play! Special features include a bouncy castle, Laurentian Valley fire department slip and slide, LV Fire Truck on site, BBQ lunch, youth prize draw, splash pad, slushies and playgrounds.

We look forward to see all the competition entries at the awards ceremony at the end of July!

Rules for LV’s Grow with Us Junior Gardeners Competition

Judging – July 29, 2023 at Stafford Park

  1. Eligibility: Any youth age 16 or under as of May 1, 2023 is eligible to compete as an exhibitor.
  2. All plants designated for this competition must be obtained at Sunset Nursery in Laurentian Valley from May 27 – June 9, 2023 (no charge).
  3. Exhibitors must register at the nursery prior to obtaining the starter plant/seed.
  4. Please ensure your name, address, email, phone number and age are clearly printed when you register so we can contact you with future details of the Judging ceremony.
  5. An exhibitor may submit only one entry in one class either flower or vegetable.
  6. Entry Drop Off Times: Will be on Saturday July 29, 2023 from 10-10:30 am at Stafford Park (641 3rd Ave S).
  7. Judging: Will commence on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 10:30am at Stafford Park.
  8. Pot size must adhere to the instructions provided by the nursery when plant was obtained.
  9. Please be certain that all containers are strong enough to withstand being moved during staging.
  10. Please attach your name, age and contact number on your plant entry when you drop it off for judging.
  11. Please send the township a picture of yourself with your grown flower or vegetable to Navada Sargent, Planning and Recreation Coordinator, at before dropping it off for judging.
  12. Most importantly, have fun!

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