I remember Mark Cullen from years ago when he first began appearing on the CTV morning show, Canada A.M., as their gardening expert with then host, Dan Matheson. He and Dan seemed to have such an easy rapport, and despite the newsman’s apparent lack of affinity for plants, Mark always ensured that the spot remained ‘on point’ and managed to make sure the viewer learned something. I liked these gardening segments, much like the show Canadian Gardener with the odd couple, ‘Bob and Dave’, where two opposing personalities tackled gardening together and had a lot of fun and laughs doing it.
On my earliest visits to Toronto, I happened upon the plant nurseries under the Cullen name and realized that this guy actually had plants in his blood. And when I saw his book about composting in the city that was co-authored with one of my heroes, Lorraine Johnson, I was convinced: this buttoned up guy was my kind of gardener and didn’t actually mind getting dirty!
Here’s your chance to hear him speak. Entrepreneurship, plants, gardens and gardening paraphernalia — he knows it all. And you’ll be supporting Ottawa’s dream of a botanic garden. See you there!
Join us for an evening with
Mark Cullen, Monday April 16th at RA Centre
Mark will present
“An Escape to Reality – the Place of Gardening in Today’s World”
Mark Cullen is one of Canada’s best known gardeners with a familiar style that is distinctly personable. He connects with over one million Canadians every week through various media outlets and he delivers a message that is compelling, fun, informative, inspirational – all based on his organic approach to gardening.
When: Monday April 16th from 7:30 to 9PM
Where: RA Centre at 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa – free parking
Clark Hall – enter West end of building, to right off lobby
Tickets: $20 OBGS member, $23 OBGS group member, $25 non-members
Go to their website here to purchase your ticket in advance.