Author of The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada
“As the confinement lessens and stores and restaurants open, we’re all glad to be getting out of the house and doing something else. Anything else! And why not put visiting a local garden high on your list?” Click here to read the full article.
“This summer, bring the kids to visit one or more of Canada’s public gardens.” For Larry’s suggestions on how to make the most of these visits, click here.
Loss for the Garden-Family. Loss of a great Year of the Garden 2022 Ambassador.
Far from being the “Laidback Gardener” (or jardinier paresseux), the moniker he took for his columns, Larry Hodgson was tireless. He juggled several roles in his efforts to promote gardening and public gardens, seeing them as natural allies and perfect partners. The Canadian Garden Council wishes to salute and celebrate the work of Larry Hodgson in developing Canada’s appreciation for gardens and gardening. Author of “Garden Lovers Guide to Canada”, spokesman for Canada’s Garden Route since its creation in 2014, ambassador for Canada’s Garden Days and for the 2022 Year of the Garden, Larry was always there and always ready to take up his pen and lend his voice in both English and French to promote our garden culture. – Alexander Reford