May 10th, 7pm: Paul Zammit-  The Power of Our Gardens

Members only and space will be limited for this IN-PERSON presentation
Pre-registration required. See May newsletter for further details.


The Garden can be a lifelong classroom, a source of physical exercise, our personal therapy and an opportunity for us to do our part to help support the precious planet.

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April 12th, 7pm Sean James by Zoom (Members only)

Zoom April 12th: Sean James-Blooms to attract birds and butterflies
“Named by Landscape Ontario as 2020 and 2021’s Garden Communicator of the Year, gardening has been Sean James’ hobby and profession for almost 40 years. A graduate of Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a Master Gardener, writer, and teacher, Sean focuses on eco-gardening techniques, which makes sense since he grew up surrounded by nature near Crawford Lake in Campbellville. He has spoken from the Maritimes to Seattle and landscaped from Nova Scotia to California. Sean has had the honour to be part of creating the new Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide, the Grow-Me-Me-Instead guide, the Ontario Horticultural Apprenticeship Curriculum and the national Red Seal Occupational Standard, and the Master Gardeners Reference Manual. He has participated in chairing the Environmental Stewardship Committee for Landscape Ontario, the Environmental Committee for the Perennial Plant Association, moderating the Master Gardeners of Ontario Facebook page, judging the All-American Selections garden competition and Hamilton’s Monarch Awards. He has been the Ontario spokesperson for Garden Days Canada, He has appeared on many radio shows and on television. Sean owns ‘Sean James Consulting & Design’ and instructs at Mohawk College.”

This is a members only event. If you’d like to join our society, click on our membership link at the top of this page for contact info. Your membership will qualify you access to all of our meetings and garden tours for this year! We’ll worth it!

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March 8th-Canadian succulents 7pm

ZOOM March 8th:

Molly & Alex Shannon from Canadian Succulents in Uxbridge

  • indoor container gardening with a variety of succulents
  • growing hardy perennial succulents outdoors in Ontario
  • how to successfully propagate succulent plants
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February 8th, 2022, 7pm: Lynn Lavoie, Dazzling Hydrangeas – How to Get Them and Keep Them!

Lynn Lavoie is an ardent plant enthusiast, who owns and runs Monarch Garden Design. Her botanical zeal led to a late change in occupation. After a long career as a chemist, Lynn went back to school to study horticulture at the University of Guelph. During her time as a student, she thoroughly enjoyed working as a summer gardener at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. Since graduating, she has learned lots from staffingthe perennial and nursery sections of garden centres, working in landscaping and launching her garden design business.


Hydrangeas are among the most popular flowering shrubs and it’s easy to understand why. Hydrangeas are showy, versatile andadaptable. However, to get the best out of your hydrangeas there are a few factors to consider – most importantly, the variety that you are growing. We will discuss the main types and how to maintain them, for a recurring dazzling display!


Members  will receive a link to this Zoom talk prior to the meeting. It will also be posted on our Facebook page.

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2022 plans

Plans are underway to hold a combination of Zoom presentations and Summer Garden Walk-Abouts. Since we’ve missed a few we’re going to attempt to have a meeting or garden visit every month except January and December.

We had hoped to hold some tours last summer but for a variety of reasons only one took place. We visited Anna’s Perennials in Lindsay. Wonderful!

Paul Zammit has committed to presenting again.  This will most likely be in May. If we are able to once again hold in person meetings, this will be at the Marshland centre, otherwise it will be by zoom.

We also have plans for other great speakers on topics such as Dahlia’s, Hydrangeas, Native Plants, Pollinators etc.  Stay tuned!


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Oct. 19: Matt & Tracy Logan, Logan Tree Experts-7pm

Oct. 19: Matt & Tracy Logan, Logan Tree Experts
We’ll meet virtually using Zoom.

(Watch for an email with login instructions.)

Trees..trees…trees!  Matt and Tracy are the tree experts! They’ll share with us their extensive knowledge of trees.  Tips on choosing the right tree for your property. Trees to attract wildlife. Trees for beautiful fall colour. Pest control. And tips on care and pruning.

Logan Tree Experts is a professional, full service tree care company offering tree planting, pruning, removal and more. They work with their clients to care for their trees in a safe, efficient and ethical manner while educating and raising awareness of proper tree care.

Proudly serving Peterborough and the Kawarthas!

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Walk-about – Anna’s perennials, Tuesday Sept. 14th, 6pm

Looking back at the list of “Walk-abouts” we had planned for this year ….we’ve not been able to successfully get out! Covid restrictions and bad weather have held us back.
Well we’re not giving up! We hope next Tuesday, Sept. 14th to visit Anna’s perennials. 6pm.
You must pre-register by contacting our president Dianne Tedford. () Members also have her phone number in the yearbook and would also have received an email with full contact info.
Anna is originally from Poland, and came to Canada in 1989. In Poland she spent 2 years at Horticultural College, and worked at the local Farmers Co-op. In her spare time she worked in local orchards, and grew and sold some of her own plants.
After moving to her “cottage” from the Toronto area with her new husband in 1994, her gardens were growing, and after two years, she started selling a few plants and seedlings out of that location .. thus Anna’s Perennials was started.
Anna’s European background, and formal schooling at College gives her a different perspective towards her style of planting, and incorporating many of the plants that are not popular here, but are in other parts of the world.
Anna is a mad gardener as she is always looking for a new plant, collecting seeds and trying to grow plants that others say aren’t possible in our area.
For several years, Anna has been giving talks/demonstrations to various horticultural groups in the area on many different topics, such as ‘winter hardy cactus and other succulents ,’ ‘perennial grasses’, my favorite plants’ .
We look forward to a personal tour of Anna’s gardens.
63 Shoreview Road, Lindsay.


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Virtual Plant Sale – May 2021 SOLD OUT

Please visit our plant sale page for information on our virtual plant sale.  Plant list is now available. Sales

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Have you ever wondered who pays for these baskets? Well…WE do! With your support! Over the last couple of years donations have also been received from some merchants. Each year we host a plant sale with plants donated by members … Continue reading

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Virtual visit to the Ontario Turtle Trauma Centre-Tonight at 6:30pm

Tonight we’ll be visiting the Ontario Turtle Trauma Centre virtually. We’ll see the intake area, the surgery etc.

This is a free event.

if you’re interested in joining us, please email Brenda for the zoom link and password.

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