Presentations researched, prepared and delivered by Toronto Master Gardeners are a a valuable and enjoyable learning opportunity for community and work groups. We are always interested in partnering with like-minded organizations to provide information to the gardening public. You can find out about our presentations here.
Our Gardening Guides provide introductory information on many topics, including organic approaches to controlling pests and diseases. You can find them here.
In fact, we worked with the City of Toronto to prepare a whole series of useful Go Natural guides to organic gardening, which you can find here.
If you are a balcony or container gardener, you might like to view the Blooming Our Balconies guide we prepared in partnership with Toronto Balconies Bloom. You can find it here.
In addition to information available in our Gardening Guide, Drought Tolerant Perennials, we recommend the City of Toronto online resource, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, which provides an overview of the subject, extensive plant lists and additional references.
Wondering about the content of your soil? We recommend the City of Toronto’s Guide for Soil Testing in Urban Gardens, which outlines a step-by-step process you can follow. Click here to read or print it. Josephine Archbold is the City Of Toronto contact for questions about the soil: firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Guelph’s Agriculture and Food Laboratory information can be found here.
For information about the Ontario Pesticide Use regulations, visit the government site here.
To find a certified professional arborist to help you with a tree problem, visit the Ontario branch of the International Society of Arboriculture here.
To find a landscaping professional to help you with your garden, visit Landscape Ontario here. That site contains excellent gardening information as well as lists of member companies providing services in landscape design, construction and maintenance, as well as specialists in lawn care, irrigation, lighting, tree care, snowplowing and interior landscaping. You will also find a list of local garden centres.
Click here to visit the Ontario Horticultural Association site, where you will find the contact information for the many members of the network of horticultural societies dedicated to the beautification of their communities.
Interesting in community gardens? Visit the Toronto Community Garden Network here.
The North American Native Plant Society site lists events, activities, resources and a wealth of information about native flora. Click here.
Rock gardens your passion? Visit the Ontario Rock Garden and Hardy Plant Society here.
The Ontario Beekeepers Association site provides up to date information on the bee population and many other resources, including what to do if you find a swarm of bees on your property. Click here.
Outside Toronto? To find a Master Gardener group near you, visit Master Gardeners of Ontario here.