www.peterboroughgardens.ca Peterborough Horticultural Society Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners

Every year an increasing number of visitors, most of them gardeners, attend our show, and, after a long Canadian winter, they are ready to spend. The 2013 show was a great success with over 8000 visitors and 175 booths of vendors and exhibitors all with garden-related products and services spread over two arena pads. In addition, our area is blessed with many excellent businesses that make our show the great event that it has become.

We are always looking for new, exciting garden-related exhibitors or vendors.

If you would like to join us as an exhibitor this year, here is some information about the show that might help.


The cost of booths according to size is: single (10'x10') $390, double $685, triple $980 and 4 for $1265. Included in the cost of our booths are drapes dividing and defining the space around your display as well as electrical hookup.

Payment Dates

A deposit of $100 is due with signing of the contract. The balance due in two equal post-dated cheque payments dated Nov 15/2013 and Jan 15/2014.

Show hours, location and admission

The show is held on two days and one evening, in order to reduce the labour and accomodation costs for exhibitors. This compares favourably with some other shows that run longer. Here are the hours for this year:

Friday, April 11, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Setup time starts Thursday morning and tear down is Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Garden Show


Over several years we have developed an effective program of advertising. We purchase a number of advertising spots on CHEX TV in both the Peterborough and Durham areas. We also place ads on the radio and in local newspapers and magazines, including Canadian Gardening. As well as the Peterborough Area, we advertise in Toronto, Oshawa, Cobourg, Bellville, Kingston and Ottawa. We have a strong presence with social media, reaching out to both the press and visitors by way of Facebook and Twitter. We also advertise these two links to our show on a Peterborough City bus wrap, which travels every public transit route in Peterborough during the month preceeding our show. In addition, flyers will be printed for the 2014 show and will be distributed to gardeners, vendors and exhibitors for their use. Near the time of the show, we stretch a banner across George Street in Peterborough and set up signs along streets in and around Peterborough.

Other Services for Exhibitors

Our friendly volunteers are prepared to help make your experience at the Peterborough Garden Show enjoyable. We provide a lounge for our vendors and exhibitors to get away from the crowd for a few minutes break while our volunteers watch your booth. Coffee and bottled water is available in the vendors and exhibitors lounge during the show and during setup.

The preparations for our 2014 Garden Show are well under way. Booths are still available for the show.

Contact our show administrator, Sandy Spremo, for more information >

For upcoming events, please see our Society Newsletter.