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Mary Philpott – Verdant Tile

Mary Philpott is a graduate Sheridan College, University of Guelph and MacMaster University. Her pottery, sculpture and tile work has been exhibited, collected and published internationally. She lives and works in Uxbridge, Ontario. Mary’s work is inspired by the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. Her work reflects the Flora and […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 178 – Peterborough’s “One of a kind” shop

Peterborough’s own “One of a kind show” Most of us love unique art and crafts, which is reflected by the ever-growing number of art and craft shows in Peterborough. While these shows can be fun, they’re limited in time and often involve working through large crowds in the hope of finding that certain something. Many […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 145 – Choosing quality products

At The Avant-Garden Shop we carry as much Canadian made product as possible. We know it’s important to support local! We also look for quality products that are going to last! On this episode I talk about quality concrete, plastic and UV protection. If you’re going to invest in a product, it’s worth investing a […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 138 – Soap stone carving kits for children (April 27th, 2018)

How it all started!  Co-founder Oliver Harwood was asked to teach an elementary school class how to carve soapstone.  The first class was a hit and grew to 33 classes in the first year. In the last two years they have grown to teach more than 10,000 students in more than 300 schools.  They have […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 49 – Outdoor window boxes

Window Box Flowers

CHEX TV airdate: Friday Oct. 31st, 2014 Watch this episode here. It might seem like a strange time of year to talk about window boxes. Afterall, it’s time to put our gardens to bed! Probably by now most of your annuals have been hit by the frost. ?So then why am I talking about window […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 43 – Trellises

Mum Trellis Web

CHEX TV Airdate: August 8th, 2014 Click link to watch this episode. We have a variety of trellises available at The Avant-Garden Shop. ?Besides being beautiful, these are Canadian made and add interest and provoke conversation in your garden. I brought?a few trellises to a local garden centre and picked out a few plants that […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 39 – Sugar Bush Fairy Doors

Georgian Garden Door

CHEX TV air date: June 6th, 2014 Click link to watch 3 minute video On this episode of The Garden Gate, I’m joined by Alan Cornfield of Sugar Bush Fairies. Sugar Bush Fairies is a unique and exciting home based business located in the Horseshoe Valley area that?caters to the decorative needs of the fairy […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 36 – Outdoor wall art

Wall panels and rustic sculpture

CHEX TV air date: May 2nd, 2014 Click link to watch this episode At The Avant-Garden Shop we pride ourselves in offering beautiful wall art that is Made in Canada and high quality. During this episode I’ll highlight a few artists and show their beautiful work, which is now in stock. ?I’ll also discuss what […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 28 – L’Immaginaria

Cardinal

CHEX TV Air Date: Friday, Dec. 27, 2014 Click here to view this episode of The Garden Gate. On this episode of The Garden Gate, I’m speaking with local artist Lisa Martini-Dunk about her wonderful scratch board art. Lisa is inspired by nature and by her imagination to create her stunning works of art, and […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 26 – Buy Canadian

Plant A Tree

CHEX TV airdate: Friday Nov. 29th, 2014 Click here to view this episode of The Garden Gate.? Why is it important to buy gifts that are Made in Canada? You hear about the 100 mile diet – how far did that item you just purchased have to travel to get to you? Are the people […]

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