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PEC Library brings gardener Ed Lawrence to the Regent – April 6


Ed-LawrenceA timely visit by one of Canada’s best known gardeners, the CBC’s Ed Lawrence, is happening on Saturday, April 6, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Regent Theatre in Picton.

Ed’s presentation is entitled “Tips, Tricks and Techniques for gardening without pesticides”. He will talk for about 45 minutes and will then take questions from the audience in the same way he does on his CBC radio call-in show. And there will be a draw for some lucky members of the audience to enjoy dinner with Ed that evening.

Ed Lawrence is probably Canada’s most accomplished horticulturist. He recently retired after 30 years of outstanding achievement in his field and his tenure as Chief Horticultural Specialist to six consecutive Governors General spanned a period of vice-regal history dating from Jules Leger in the 1970s to Adrienne Clarkson in 2005.

In his capacity as head gardener, Ed’s responsibilities included not only the oversight of the 85 acre historic grounds and greenhouses of Rideau Hall, but of all six official residences under the authority of the National Capital Commission, including those of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

Ed’s gardening expertise gained popular recognition through CBC Radio’s “Ontario Today” noon-time gardening phone-in show heard every Monday. After more than two decades, enthusiasm for Ed’s down-to-earth practical advice shows no sign of waning, making the Monday gardening hour one of the longest-running and most successful features in Canadian broadcast history. Ed has written gardening columns for newspapers throughout the Ottawa Valley and a weekly column for the Toronto edition of The Globe and Mail. In 1988 he won Landscape Ontario’s Garden Communicators’ Award for his broadcasting work and in 2000, Ed was the recipient of the prestigious Award of Merit from the Ontario Horticultural Association.
Toronto-born and educated at Humber College, Ed now lives on a farm in the Almonte area south-west of Ottawa. He continues to share his gardening know-how through a broad range of national and community-based horticultural endeavours.

Book your seats for Ed Lawrence’s presentation at the Regent Theatre Box Office at 224 Main Street, Picton 613.476.8416 ext 28 or online at Tickets are $15.00

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  1. Wolf Braun says:

    Does anyone have contact information for Ed Lawrence for booking his appearance ? Hard to Google.

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