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Leaside Garden Society

District 5

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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.

In 2021, due to the COVID-19 situation, we were again unable to hold our Magical Gardens of Leaside garden tour in June. But that didn't mean that we couldn't enjoy the gardens of Leaside. In its place we developed another virtual garden tour - a delightful opportunity to peek at the gardens of many members of the Leaside Garden Society. Relax and enjoy these gardens with a cup of tea or coffee, or better still a glass of wine or beer! You will not be disappointed so just click on the link below and enjoy.


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Our general meeting location is:

Leaside Library
165 McRae Drive
Leaside M4G 1S8
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The fee to join our society is:

$25 single, $30 family

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Nora Campbell leaside@gardenontario.org 416-481-8919‬
General Information:

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. Details regarding connecting are provided to members prior to each meeting.

At our next meeting, on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., Richard Dickinson will be speaking about Space Invaders: Invasive Species, Ontario’s Ecosystems under Attack. Richard is the author of several books including, Plants of Southern Ontario: trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns & aquatic plants.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Space Invaders: Invasive Species, Ontario’s Ecosystems under Attack Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7:00 p.m. Virtual meeting - Members are provided with connection information Our speaker will be Richard Dickenson
Planting for the Fall Thursday, June 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m. Virtual meeting - Members are provided with connection information Our speaker will be Paul Gellatly
Leaside Garden Society Garden Tour Saturday, June 18, 2022 Enjoy a personal exploration of our neighbourhood gardens. Meet the gardeners, exchange horticultural notes, ask questions, discover new ideas or simply smell the flowers! Proceeds in support of our scholarship to be awarded to a student in horticulture. Tickets, $15:00, available from mid-May at selected locations (to be announced in early May), or at the Leaside Library on the day of the tour.
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