Societies in Ontario
Leaside Garden Society
Founded in 1986, The Leaside Garden Society's mission is to establish a friendly meeting place to share, encourage, award and educate on the fundamental values and principles of gardening, concerns about the environment, and to create a horticultural legacy within the community and to be to be an inspiration for gardening everywhere.
The Leaside Garden Society acknowledges that Toronto, or T’karonto, and the land where we live and garden, is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat peoples.
We respectfully acknowledge the stewardship of this land by many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and the continuing presence of Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work, live, learn and garden on this land.
Acknowledging this reminds us that as gardeners we have a responsibility to teach respect and restoration of the land as Indigenous peoples have been doing for thousands of years.
In the spirit of reconciliation, you might consider donating to support the essential provision of clean drinking water for Indigenous peoples in Ontario, for example through https://waterfirst.ngo/
165 McRae Drive
Leaside M4G 1S8
$25 single, $30 family
In person meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month, at the Leaside Library, 165 McRae Drive, and begin at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are available prior to the meeting, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
However, due to the COVID-19 situation, our in-person meetings have been on hold indefinitely. Our members will still be able to hear and see our speakers in "virtual meetings", via Zoom starting at 7:00 p.m. Details regarding connecting are provided to members prior to each meeting.
Guests are welcome at our meetings, contact us for more information.
|Hardy Hydrangeas - from Panicles to Mopheads||Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 7pm||In-Person at Northlea United, 125 Brentcliffe Rd, East York - with refreshments at 7:00 pm and the meeting starting at 7:30 pm||Guest Speaker: Dugald Cameron|
|Magical Gardens Tour||Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 11:00-4:00pm||Various Locations||Enjoy a personal exploration of our neighbourhood gardens, meet the gardeners, exchange horticultural notes, ask questions, discover new ideas or simply smell the flowers! TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE MAY 30TH, 2023|
|Summer Flower Show||Saturday June 24, 2023 from 12:30 to 3:30pm||Leaside Library - 165 McRae Drive||Along with our Magical Gardens Tour we invite you to enjoy a special Summer Flower Show. Drop in any time during the times listed.|
|Dwarf & Unusual Evergreens in the Landscape||Thursday, September 14, 2023||TBD||Guest Speaker: Jim Lounsbery|
|Annual Flower Show||Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 12:30-3:30pm||Leaside Library open to the public|
|Leaside: A Garden City||Thursday, October 12, 2023||TBD||Guest Speaker: Joanna Blanchard|
|Annual General Meeting||Thursday, November 9, 2023||TBD||Awards, door prizes, and a special presentation!|