Big Thinkers


Big Thinkers with Mark Cullen

    Tuesday 11 December 2018, 7:00 pm

Join us for our Big Thinkers speakers series with Canada's top horticulture expert Mark Cullen. The bestselling author will reflect on his years of gardening in Canada and the ways that horticulture is changing the world. Sharing excerpts from his newest book, Escape to Reality, Cullen will discuss topics ranging from nature as therapy to practical tips for cultivating and coexisting with your garden. This event is held alongside David Hartt's exhibition at Oakville Galleries, in the forest, which explores the artist's ongoing interest in how social values are expressed in both built and natural environments.

Copies of Escape to Reality, featuring artwork by Sarah Duggan, will be available for sale from A Different Drummer Books. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute.

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  • This program is free of charge; pre-registration required.


Mark Cullen is the president of Mark's Choice Ltd., a horticultural communications and marketing agency. He is also the spokesperson and horticultural consultant to Home Hardware Canada and spokesperson for Premiertech Home and Garden. Member, Order of Canada, and a volunteer spokesperson for SHARE Agricultural Foundation, Canada Blooms, and founding chair of Highway of Heroes Living Tribute (with a goal of planting 117,000 trees on the Highway of Heroes to honour Canada's fallen). As a garden communicator, Mark reaches over 2 million Canadians every week, with a familiar and recognizable style, delivering a message that is compelling, fun, informative, inspirational, and based on sustainable gardening. A bestselling author of over 500,000 books in Canada, Mark has written over 20 books, including his most recent, The New Canadian Garden. For more information, please visit



Oakville Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium
120 Navy Street, Oakville