Peterborough, ON – The Peterborough Agricultural Society is hosting a seedling market and garden show this Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Morrow Building.

Initially planned as a seedling exchange, the response from the local gardening community was so positive that organizers have added a number of educational sessions, speakers and local home and garden businesses.

“The event has really taken off,” says Louise Dobbin, General Manager of the Peterborough Agricultural Society. “We’re excited to be offering something that appeals to both people who are new to gardening and those who are experienced.”

The event will feature a Seedling Swap Table where people can trade vegetable, flower or small house plant seedlings for others as well as a seed starting booth which will provide people with up to two seed kits to start and take home.

Professional Horticulture and garden specialist Erin Muscutt will be on hand from 11:00 a.m. to noon for an “Ask an Expert” discussion as well as other speakers on vermicomposting and sprouts.

Those looking to stock up on supplies can shop from a variety of local vendors carrying seedlings, garden decor, home/landscaping services and apiary products.

Admission to the show is free and there will be a door prize from Griffin’s Greenhouse. For more information about the event, visit or contact Louise Dobbin at