• Get a Jump On Spring Feb 23rd With Advice from the Toronto Master Gardeners

    On Saturday, February 23, from 10am to 3pm, Toronto Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions at Get the Jump on Spring & Seedy Saturday at the Toronto Botanical Garden’s annual Horticultural Open House. In addition to advice, demonstrations and presentations; more than 30+ exhibitors will be on hand, a floral design competition and show, and a gently used gardening book sale. In addition, special ...

  • Fascinating Fungi, Saturday, January 12, 2019 – You’re Invited to Join the Toronto Master Gardeners Conference

    Fascinating Fungi Join the Toronto Master Gardeners for an enjoyable and educational day exploring fascinating fungi! Guest Speakers: Dr. Jean Marc Moncalvo, Senior Curator of Mycology, Royal Ontario Museum - The Kingdom of Fungi Dr. Larry Paterson, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph - Life Underground: Plants Interacting with Beneficial Fungi Natalie Jaroszewski, Proprietor, W&T Mushrooms Ltd - The Art Behind the Science of Mushroom ...

  • TBG Holiday Market

    The Toronto Botanical Garden's holiday market is on Thursday, November 29th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  It's free and open to the public. The Garden Shop will be well stocked with holiday decor and items.  With over 25 designers and artisans displaying their wares throughout the halls the day will certainly bring holiday cheer.  Visit the TBG website for full details.

  • More Volunteers to Serve Toronto Gardeners

    The Toronto Master Gardeners group is growing to better serve the gardening public.  This January, 10 new trainees will take up their roles, working with existing Master Gardeners to provide horticultural information and advice to local home gardeners.  They will do so while completing their 2 or 3 years of horticultural education from the University of Guelph or Dalhousie University. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, you will find full information on our ...

  • Thinking About Pruning Your Trees?

    It's fall and you want that lush Maple tree on your front lawn pruned.  But where do you start to look for a qualified tree care company and how do you choose one?  LEAF has provided us with Tips for Selecting a Qualified Tree Care Company.  Read through this handy reference for some good advice.

  • Cannabis – It is Legal to Grow Your Own

    As everyone knows, on October 17th Cannabis is now legal and, yes, you can grow your own.  You can grow up to 4 plants for your own use.  The Master Gardeners of Ontario have prepared a document on How to Grow Cannibas that will assist you with relevant information to get you started.  If you have further questions, please use the Ask a Master Gardener section of our website to submit your questions ...

  • Six Reasons To NOT Clean Up the Garden This Year

    There was a time that when fall came, we'd all head out to the garden and start cutting back plants and cleaning out the garden of leaf debris, old stems, etc.  It would look all neat and tidy, ready for spring.   That was then but today we know better.  There are many beneficial reasons to let the garden stay as it is until spring.  Savvy Gardening provides us with six reasons to not clean ...

  • Test Your Soil Before Starting an Edible Landscape

    Ever wondered about the content of your soil? Worried about planting edibles in a city yard? The City of Toronto Public Health Department has published an excellent Guide for Soil Testing in Urban Gardens. As it states, "Cities are great places to grow food, but they can also have issues with soil contamination. This guide is for people who want to start an urban garden and ...

  • Report Sightings of the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has issued an alert regarding this invasive species. The Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is not a fly, but a planthopper. Found recently in the US, Spotted Lanternfly has NOT been detected in Ontario yet. However, it has been found in Pennsylvania, where it overwintered successfully. In other countries, it has become a major agricultural pest. For this reason, it has been added to Ontario’s “watch list”. This ...

  • Want to Become a Master Gardener? Entrance Exam is September 17

    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 one-hour entrance exam to assess your basic gardening knowledge. The only test date this year is September 17. There's no fee or registration required. All are welcome to apply. 7 pm, Monday, September 17 Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Avenue East at Leslie Free parking. The test is to determine you ...

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