• Want to Be a Master Gardener? Free Information Night June 19th!

    Passionate about gardening? Passionate about volunteering? Toronto Master Gardeners might be just the group for you. At this information session, Toronto Master Gardeners will explain the program and answer your questions. 7 pm to 8 pm, Monday, June 19th Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Avenue East at Leslie Free parking. You can check out the basics about the Master Gardener program here. For even more information, contact training@torontomastergardeners.ca.    

  • Watch Out for Black Knot

    Before your Prunus sp. shrubs and trees are fully leafed out, you can easily see if there are any Black Knot infections. Monitor gardens and adjacent wild areas for large black growths on previous years twigs. Prune the cankers out, back quite close to the main stem BEFORE LEAVES EMERGE. Destroy all pruned twigs. Pruning too shallow retains the undetectable, developing canker on the tree and does nothing to limit the disease. For more information from the Ontario Ministry ...

  • Spring Has Sprung and So Have the Pests

    The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has issued a notice of the emergence of various pest insects. Specifically, now is the time to check for Cooley spruce gall and Eastern spruce gall adelgid overwintering females; gypsy moth, Eastern tent caterpillar and viburnum leaf beetle egg masses; and Bagworm "cones". For images and details for the appropriate actions to take, visit the OMAFRA site here.

  • Vote for Your Choice for Canada’s National Flower

    Did you know that there is no official national flower for Canada? And after 150 years, don’t you think it’s time we had one? The Master Gardeners of Ontario do and you can help us make the final choice of the three candidates. Vote in our national online survey before midnight June 30, 2017 and learn the outcome on Canada Day. For more details and the link to the survey, click here. To just go right ahead and ...

  • Books and Bees; Magazines and Mulch: Toronto Master Gardeners at Your Local Library

    The Toronto Master Gardeners partner with the Toronto Public Library (TPL) to provide free "Ask an Expert" talks on a wide range of gardening topics in April and May. Check out the TPL web site here to see which sessions might fit into your schedule or just the visit the Events listings on this site.

  • Toronto Master Gardeners Free Advice Clinic Every Thursday at TBG Organic Farmers’ Market

    Sustainable gardening practices and organic foods make a great combo! Come to the Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, every Thursday between 2:00 and 7:00 to ask gardening questions at the free Toronto Master Gardeners Advice Clinic, meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, and prepared food. Free parking is available on site. For more information about the Farmers' Market, click here.

  • Want to Be a Master Gardener? Entrance Exam September 11!

    Passionate about gardening? Passionate about volunteering? Toronto Master Gardeners might be just the group for you. The first step in the annual recruitment process is a no-charge entrance exam to assess your basic gardening knowledge. The only test date this year is September 11. There's no fee or registration required. 7 pm, Monday, September 11 Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Avenue East at Leslie Free parking. Upon passing the test, you will participate in a personal interview to assess ...

  • Young Urban Forest Leaders Program Accepting Applications Now

    A joint project of the City of Toronto and LEAF, the Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) Program is designed to provide young women with hands-on experience in the field of urban forestry and community engagement. This unique five month program includes 20 hours of formal arboriculture training, additional project-specific workshops and ongoing mentoring. Applicants must be femaleidentified, aged 18-24 and live in the City of Toronto. There is an information session on Saturday, March 18, 10AM to 12PM ...

  • Toronto Master Gardeners Lead Insider Tours of Canada Blooms

    One of the best deals in town is the ticket to an Early Morning Tour at Canada’s largest flower and garden show, Canada Blooms, in the Direct Energy Building at Exhibition Place, Toronto. Morning Tours will be held Friday, March 10; Saturday, March 11; Wednesday, March 15; Thursday March 16; Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 8:15 am. Toronto Master Gardeners will be leading small groups through the gardens on the festival floor. There are ...

  • Master Gardeners On Stage at Canada Blooms

    Toronto Master Gardeners and their peers from across the province will be speaking on a wide range of gardening subjects at Canada’s largest flower and garden show, Canada Blooms, in the Direct Energy Building at Exhibition Place, Toronto. The Master Gardener presentations will take place on the Hortus TV Solutions Stage on Saturday, March 11; Tuesday, March 14; Friday, March 17 and Sunday, March 19. All presentations are included in your admission ticket for the day. Just ...

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