For the fourth year in a row, Mountainside Gardens is hosting a children’s Easter Party on Easter Sunday.
“A lot of garden centres do events. We want to be the garden centre that adds to the community, and one of the things we can do other than provide flowers, is create events and activities,” said Tyler Tetrault, who owns Mountainside Gardens with his wife Pamela.
The garden centre also hosts an annual Mother’s Day and Father’s Day event.
The Easter Eggstravaganza features an egg hunt in the greenhouse, planted flowers to take home, a treat bag, and egg decorating.
Over the past few years, the party has grown in the community.
“We started out with about 15 or 20 kids, and we made over 50 treat bags last year and handed them all out. We’re anticipating upwards of 60 kids this year,” said Pamela.
The party is geared towards children three to 10 years old, but anyone who wants to participate is welcome. Kids will be split up into different age groups for the egg hunt to make it fair for the younger children.
“We let the little ones in first, it’s pretty easy for the big kids to find them,” said Tyler. “There’s only so many places we can hide them in here.”
The Easter Party runs from 1 to 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday (March 31), at Mountainside Gardens at 777 Barber Road.