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Leaside Garden Society

District 5

About Us

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, June 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., Paul Gellatly will be speaking about Planting for the Fall.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
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. A passionate life-long horticulturist, Paul is co-founder of the newest rare and unusual tropical plant boutique, ‘The Botanical Collection’ opening in 2022. He is the Regional Director of Horticulture for BC Rare Tropical Plants; importing tropical plants from all over the world, connecting a new generation of plant parents to their unicorn plants. Paul has affiliations with the Toronto Botanical Garden as the former Director of Horticulture and The Toronto Zoo as a former Curatorial Gardener managing one of Canada’s largest tropical plant collections.
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! Tickets, $15.00, available from the following local vendors, who are happy to sell tickets: Bob’s Garden Centre (959 Mount Pleasant Road), The Flower Nook (1729 Bayview Avenue), Heaps Estrin Real Estate (1391 Bayview Avenue), Write Impressions (Bayview at Millwood), and Leaside Pets (1542 Bayview Avenue). They will also be available at the Leaside Library on the day of the tour.
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