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.
Cummer Park Community Centre
6000 Leslie St.
North York M2H1J9
Membership costs $20 for an individual, and $25 for families/couples (2 persons sharing a household)
The club meets on the 4th Sunday of March to June and September to November. Our meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and we meet either online via Zoom or in person (when COVID-19 restructions are relaxed) at the Cummer Park Community Centre, 6000 Leslie St. (SW Corner of Leslie St. and Cummer Ave.). Meetings always include a featured speaker, and with in-person meetings we have a flower show, a sale of various items of garden/horticultural interest, as well as an auction of donated and hard-to-find plants/bulbs.
This year's schedule includes meetings on March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, September 26, October 24 and November 28.
On May 23, Anna Leggatt will speak to us on "Japanese Gardening - and what we can borrow for our own gardens".
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. This year we are extending our support to help plant bulbs in perennial flower beds at the Main Street and Queen Street East branches of the Metro Toronto Library.