At this time, events are being scheduled but may change without much notice depending on current covid-19 restrictions. Please check with the organizer for any you are interested in to get the most uptodate information.

“Square Foot Gardening” with Kathleen Gorsline

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The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society is hosting four webinars in the Growing Vegetables series, all led by Master Gardeners who are also vegetable-gardening enthusiasts. The Module 3 presentation explains the principles of Square Foot gardening which is the combination of French Intensive (1890’s) and organic gardening. It utilizes all the basic principles of […]

“Selecting the Right Soil and Fertilizer” with Robert Pavlis

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The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society is hosting four webinars in the Growing Vegetables series, all led by Master Gardeners who are also vegetable-gardening enthusiasts. The Module 4 presentation introduces you to some basic concepts about soil and then reviews the function of various components including sand, clay, air and organic matter. It will […]

“Space Conscious Gardening” with Paul Zammit

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Adamant that small spaces can be “Wow” places, Professor Paul Zammit will show us in our annual Barker Lecture that it’s not the size of the garden that makes it great. Rather, it’s all about how the space is organized and functions through careful and creative selection of plants and ornamentation to maximize visual impact […]

“Low Maintenance Boulevard Gardens” with Jeanne McRight

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Attendees of tonight’s presentation will learn how to replace high-maintenance turf with drought-proof, salt-resistant, no-mow boulevard gardens. With a focus on benefits provided by beautiful native plants, Jeanne McRight’s key message is that if we grow flowers instead of grass, we can sit back and enjoy the results! Her presentation includes plant selection, design, installation […]

“Gypsy Moths in Ontario” with David Dutkiewicz

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2020 was a banner year for gypsy moth deforestation in Ontario – the worst ever! This is an invasive moth that, in earlier life stages, has a huge appetite for a variety of trees and shrubs. Attendees of tonight’s presentation will learn why the gypsy moth deserves our attention, the moth’s life stages and techniques […]

“Growing Beautiful Delphiniums” with Christine Gill

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While admired for their tall, showy spikes of colourful flowers in the summer garden, delphiniums also have a reputation for being a gardening challenge. Delphinium enthusiast Christine Gill will share her secrets for success with us this evening, covering care and maintenance topics like preferred location in the garden, soil, watering, fertilization, vertical supports, pruning […]

“Take Your Harvest to the Next Level” with Ben Cullen

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Describing himself as a “fourth generation urban gardener,” Ben Cullen has been gardening his whole life and has cultivated a particular interest in food gardening. During this presentation, Ben will share creative ideas and inspirational tips to make the most of the gardening season and enhance our harvests of edibles. Ben Cullen, a graduate of […]

“Extending Interest in the Garden Beyond August” with Sean James

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Denouncing the belief that gardening season starts in spring and ends in summer, Sean will show us how to ensure our gardens continue to be interesting through autumn and winter. His timely presentation includes month-by-month tips and photos of plants and plant combinations that make an impact beyond summer. Master Gardener Sean James, owner of […]

“Trees for Small Spaces” with Cathy Kavassalis

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Often called the “backbone” of a garden, trees and shrubs provide structure and form. In addition to providing year-round beauty, they offer food and habitat for wildlife. But, how do you choose the right tree for your space? Native is best for biodiversity, but fruit bearing trees may be more to your taste. Large trees […]

“Spring Bulbs” with Ken Brown

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Subscribers to Ken’s Dallying in the Dirt newsletter are treated regularly to humorous stories and beautiful images featuring Ken’s garden, including spring, when the garden is colourfully ablaze for months from bulbs planted during a couple of weekends each autumn. In tonight’s presentation, we will have an opportunity to virtually visit Ken’s springtime garden, as […]