Societies in Ontario
Greater Toronto Bulb & Horticultural Society
The purpose of the club is to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of bulbs and “bulb-like” plants, including corms, tubers and rhizomes. And that covers a very wide range of both indoor and outdoor plants, from hyacinths to dahlias, gladioli to amaryllis, and even a few cacti, which have scaly bulbous portions for storing water in dry periods.
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave. E.
North York M3C1P2
Membership costs $20 for an individual, and $25 for families/couples (2 persons sharing a household)
Meetings are held in the 2nd floor studios, starting at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 30 – Jeff Mason - “To All The Bulbs I’ve Loved Before”. A look at bulbs, both hardy and tender, that have made an impact in my garden through the years.
May 28 – Terry Kennedy - “An Introduction to Pseudobulbs”, including dendrobium, oncidium and cattleya orchids
Sep. 24 – Alan McMurtrie, one of the world’s pre-eminent reticulata iris hybridizers - update on his journey to create amazing new hybrids
Oct 29 – Judy Zinni, - how to grow some of the most sought after and rewarding tuberous gesneriads, such as kohleria and smithiantha
Nov. 19 – AGM and speaker (tba)
In addition to our monthly meetings, the club gets involved in outreach programs including public plantings. For the past several years, we have planted several large garden beds at the Holland-Bloorview Children's Rehab Hospital with spring-flowering bulbs and also dahlias for summer/fall. Last year we provided bulbs for flower beds at the Main Street and Queen Street East branches of the Metro Toronto Library. This year, we will provide spring bulbs for major beds at the Toronto Botanical Garden, in partnership with Milne House Garden Club.