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Welcome to the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast. We discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As landscape designers, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing think it is important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

On this show, we try to help educate you seasonally to manage your garden and landscapes, engage with Garden Authors and educate ourselves right along with you as we learn together about interesting topics on the environment. 

You can listen live at www.realityradio101.com on Monday’s at 7 pm EST. or subscribe to download this show and past episodes from your favourite podcast app. 

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Mar 11, 2019

As we anxiously await Spring, are you dreaming of new garden centres and locations for gardening inspiration? 

Well, we have a location for you on this episode of Down the Garden Path. Whistling Gardens is a Garden Center and Botanical Gardens, in Wilsonville, Ontario. Owner and creator, Darren Heimbecker joins us to tell us all that is happening at Whistling Gardens. They have something for everyone. A unique Garden centre with carefully sourced speciality plants like unique and rare Japanese Maples and Dwarf Conifers.

The Botanical Gardens that Darren has created is now home to North America's largest public Peony Collection, thanks to an extensive donation of a private collection.  It is also home to a large Conifer Collection of over 2000 specimens displayed throughout the extensive gardens. An all stone open-air amphitheatre surrounded by over 90 fountains. These fountains are featured in a daily musical performance as the fountains dance to the music several times a day.

A perfect place to go for garden inspiration, they also book wedding and other events and private tours are available.

Whistling Gardens has received national and municipal award recognition as the recipient of Canada's Best New Garden Experience Award presented at the Canadian and International Garden Tourism Awards.

Listen in to hear more about it.