Friday, 23 March 2012

Show Us Your Garden

One of the great things about having a garden is sharing it with others. The North Toronto Horticultural Society wants to give you the opportunity to do just that. Our Annual Members' Garden Tour is coming up on Tuesday July 10th, 2012 and we want to see your garden.

Diane Wells' garden in the 2010 Tour

All types of gardens are welcome on the tour:  big backyards packed with trees and shrubs, perennial beds bursting with blooms, balcony container gardens, raised veggie beds filled with edibles, and even gardens that specialize in roses or clematis. If you are growing it, North Toronto members would love to see it.

Annuals and perennials mix in Irena Hrzina's garden

Being a part of the NTHS Annual Members' Garden Tour is easier than growing goutweed. Here's what you need to do:

  • Set aside a few hours on the afternoon of July 10th.
  • Welcome members to your garden as they arrive.  
  • Show them around or let them wander through your garden. 
  • Answer any questions they might have.  
  • Pluck wayward weeds when no one is looking.  
  • Bask in the "oohs" and "aahhs" as you show off your little piece of paradise. 
  • Once the tour is done, wrap up the day by heading over to our Annual Potluck Picnic. 

That's all there is to it. Members who have participated in the past have always been thrilled to see the excitement generated by their green thumbs.  It is also a wonderful way to get to know garden club members.

Anyone interested in sharing their garden with North Toronto members should contact Programme Director Diane Wells as soon as possible or drop us a line at

Our April Meeting and Flower Show is coming up fast.  Join us on Tuesday April 10th at 7:30pm at the Toronto Botanical Garden.  Eloise Crabtree Carmichael will be speaking about Sissinghurst Garden, one of the world's most admired English gardens.  Check back soon for more details.

Until next time, happy gardening.

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