Special Events



Seniors' Tea

Thursday, March 2, 12 noon – 5 pm
Adults $9

On Thursday, March 2 from 12 noon until 4:30 pm, seniors 65 or older are invited to enjoy a complimentary cup of tea and a gourmet cookie in the Garden Cafe as part of their $9 admission.

Traditionally Thursday is less busy than the other days of the Garden Festival, so it is an ideal time to enjoy the great line-up of speakers, take in the gardens and shop the Marketplace.

Seniors' Day is generously sponsored by Action Health Care and supported by Canadian Grub Restaurant and Distinctly Tea


Opening Garden Party

Thursday, March 2, 6:00 to 8:30 pm
$30 per person

The Opening Garden Party is the ultimate sneak peek - a chance to meet up with friends, enjoy a party and visit the Garden Festival without the crowds. From 6 - 8:30 pm visitors can enjoy a glass of red or white from Pelee Island Winery, a craft brew from Black Swan Brewing Company, or other libations from Junction 56 Distillery while sampling a wonderful selection of finger food showcasing the Flavours of Perth prepared by local restaurants.  Music by Strings and Traps will add to the party atmosphere, while auctioneer extraordinaire Mayor Dan Mathieson will get the bids going as part of our live auction of things fun and fabulous.

The Opening Garden Party is sponsored by Parlee Law Offices and supported by Home & Company Real Estate, Pelee Island Winery, Black Swan Brewing Company, Junction 56 Distillery


Family Fun Night

Friday, March 3, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Adults $9/ Children FREE

Family Fun Night, from 5 - 8 pm, offers fun for the whole family. The "little sprouts" can create a garden craft, have their faces painted, munch on complimentary refreshments and take part in a scavenger hunt while their parents enjoy the gardens and Marketplace.

Family Fun Night is generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart.


Purchase Tickets for Special Events 

Call 519-271-7500 or email dherman@on.lung.ca 

Group Rates: Pre-arranged groups of 12 or more are $7/person. Call 519-271-7500 or email dherman@on.lung.ca to pre-book your group.