Mark Cullen – expert gardener speaks in Oakville

Mark Cullen
Mark Cullen – expert gardener speaks in Oakville

Oakville Galleries, in partnership with the Oakville Public Library, presents its Big Thinkers speakers series with Canada’s top horticulture expert Mark Cullen and his son Ben Cullen.

The bestselling author reflects on his years of gardening in Canada and the ways that horticulture changes the world. From his latest book, Escape to Reality, Cullen shares various topics ranging from nature as therapy to practical tips for cultivating and coexisting with your garden.

Oakville Galleries holds this event with David Hartt’s exhibition in Gairloch Gardens, in the forest. The show explores the artist’s ongoing interest on how to express social values in both built and natural environments.

This presentation is free, and held on Tuesday, December 11th from 7:00 pm–8:30 pm at the Oakville Public Library’s Central Branch Auditorium (120 Navy Street). Register at www.oakvillegalleries.com.

During this event, Different Drummer Books sells copies of Escape to Reality, featuring artwork by Sarah Duggan. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute.

For more information or to reserve your free tickets, visit www.oakvillegalleries.com.

About Mark Cullen and his son Ben

Mark Cullen is president of the very successful Mark’s Choice Ltd. In 2016 he was awarded Member, Order of Canada. Along with these accomplishments, he is a spokes person for various companies and organizations:

  1. Home Hardware Canada
  2. Premiertech Home and Garden
  3. SHARE Agricultural Foundation
  4. Canada Blooms and Garden Festival
  5. United Way of Toronto, Social Enterprise Fund
  6. United Way Speaker Series

Mr. Cullen founded the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute. 117,000 trees have been planted along the 401 from CFB Trenton to Keele Street in Toronto.

Also, he authored several best-selling books.

As a result of his success, thirty news outlets syndicate his gardening column including the Toronto Star.

Ben Cullen joined his father full-time in January 2017. Gardening is in his blood and really took hold when he worked during high school at a local golf-course. He is a graduate of University of Guelph’s Agricultural Department, and completed his Bachelor’s of Commerce from Dalhousie University.


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