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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 2020, due to the COVID-19 situation, we were unable to hold our Magical Gardens of Leaside garden tour in June. But that didn't mean that you couldn't enjoy the gardens of Leaside. In its place we presented our first ever virtual garden tour - a delightful 20 minutes of peeking at the gardens of many members of the Leaside Garden Society. Relax and enjoy the 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.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m., when Wendy Woodworth will be speaking about "The Historic Gardens of Spadina House".

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
The Historic Gardens of Spadina House October 14, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Virtual meeting - Members are provided with connection information This talk is about the history of the site and the rehabilitation of the grounds that was undertaken in 1983-4, using historic photos as well as photos of the progression of the gardens through the years since then. Wendy has an Honours Bsc. degree from U of T and gained experience in many areas of horticulture working for the City of Toronto Parks departmen. She is currently the Heritage Horticulturist for the Museums section of the City of Toronto’s Culture Division. She works at Spadina Historic House and Gardens.

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