The 14th annual Cobble Hill Seedy Saturday invites you to help us celebrate our ‘100 Mile spring’ with everything a gardener could need – or want! Over 30 vendors will offer a full range of organic and heritage seeds, plant starts, flower and fruit shrubs and bulbs – and mason bees to fertilize them – native grasses and ferns, edible sprout seeds and even organic salves and mineral soaks for sore gardeners’ bods!
The most obscure and esoteric plant questions can always be answered by our knowledgeable Master Gardeners, while the permaculture people have all kinds of ideas about how you can make your garden more sustainable and interesting. Everyone is always itching to share their plant lore, and Mums and Dads can unleash the kids on the the childrens’ activities while they visit with friends, take advantage of free seeds at the seed exchange table, and load up those cloth bags with wee envelopes of summer’s garden joy.
We are open until 3pm, so you can enjoy a delicious light lunch or snack, care of our own Womens’ Institute, and soak up enough inspiration to propel you into the garden! This extremely popular community event is sponsored by the Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute, which celebrated its 100th anniversary a few years ago and continues to blossom from deep roots in our bucolic Cowichan agricultural tradition.