Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Mar 27, 2018
Guest Speaker:  Friday, April 20, 2018
Location:  The National Club, 303 Bay St.
Topic: Gardening!
Host: Kevin Power
Possibly Canada’s best known gardener and President of Mark’s Choice Ltd., Mark Cullen is a third generation career gardener, and a “garden communicator” unlike any other. He is a best-selling author, with over 20 books on gardening to his credit. Cullen actively maintains his website,, where he has answered over 10,000 questions from gardeners across the country.
In July of 2016 Mark was awarded Member, Order of Canada ‘For his contributions to promoting and developing horticulture education in Canada and for his ability to explain how Canadians can protect the environment.’
Cullen serves as spokesperson and horticultural consultant for Home Hardware Canada and Premiertech Home and Garden, C.I.L. Golf Green Iron Plus. As well, Cullen is an avid supporter and volunteer spokesperson for SHARE Agricultural Foundation, benefiting subsistence farmers in Central and South America and the Chair of Marketing for Canada Blooms Flower and Garden Festival.
Marks’ reaches over two million Canadians every week through various media outlets with a message that is distinctly Canadian.  He has a familiar style that people relate to.  He delivers a message that is compelling, fun, informative, inspirational – all based on his sustainable approach to gardening.
Born and raised in Toronto, Cullen enjoys biking, classic cars and traveling within the United Kingdom and Canada. He and his wife Mary have four children, Lynn, Heather, Emma and Ben.