Ontario Garden Resources and Local Groups
Beginning Home Gardening
Garden Ontario - Visit 277 horticultural societies and gardening clubs in Ontario from the Ontario Horticultural Association.
Geoponics - 1-905-795-2456 - 975, Pacific Gate, Mississauga
Halton Master Gardeners
Ontario Gardening - Gardening, gardening tips, gardening articles, pick your own farms, gardening directory and gardening discussion forum.
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Red's Garden Centre 12771 Highway 25, Acton - 519-853-2480
ReviewLab has an in-depth guide called the "Ultimate Guide to Gardening Resources
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) - Ontario's premier botanical garden and one of Canada's finest. This site gives you all the information you need for a successful visit either in person, or virtually. It's an extensive site with educational activities, gardening information and science and conservation sites.
University of Guelph Arboretum - You can visit the Arboretum at the University of Guelph for a tour or a walk or catch the annual plant sale. The Arboretum provides environmental education activities and develops and maintains plant collections.
Plants for a Future
African Violet Society of Canada - Provides links to FAQs, indexed articles from the African Violet Magazine, photographs, events and an extensive list of affiliated clubs worldwide - including Canada.
Canadian Iris Society - A harbinger of spring! Check out regional iris societies and a list of current events and articles.
Hamilton Burlington Rose Society - A non-profit organization, this site features growing information, coming events and links to worldwide rose societies and sites.
Canadian Chrysanthemums and Dahlia Society
Hamilton and District Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society - This local society is a member of the American Dahlia Society and as such has hosted several district and national show competitions, with growers coming from all parts of Eastern Canada and the Northern United States.
North American Native Plant Society
Ontario Daylily Society - Provides a list of Canadian daylily growers, calendar of events and seed sources.
Ontario Hosta Society
Ontario Regional Lily SocietyThe ORLS Our Society is made up of members from many areas of Ontario, as well as from other provinces and from the United States. The group exists to encourage the cultivation, knowledge and enjoyment of lilies. With membership of over 100, our members range in their knowledge and experience from those who are just starting to grow a few lilies to those who grow many and have years of experience. Our Society is interested in educating gardeners in the growing of lilies.
Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society
Southern Ontario Orchid Society - Orchids are easier than you think. Includes a calendar of events, links and a newsletter.
Basics of Organic Fertilizers - How the many aspects of organic fertilizers can help improve your soil and all plants.
Canadian Organic Growers - The National Information Network for Organic Farmers, Gardeners and Consumers. Provides news/events, COG magazine and publications and a library.
Garden Simply - Mainly about sustainable organic gardening for food, this is also a Web site designed to answer the questions about issues surrounding today�s agricultural system and what is happening with our food.
Sustainable Gardening Tips - Here you will find ideas that you can use in your own environment - regardless of where you live and how much land you have available. These principles apply for large gardens right through to small verandas.
Biodiversity & Native Plants
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - This special place exists to introduce people to the beauty and diversity of wildflowers and other native plants. The Explore Plants section offers a Native Plant Database and Image Center.
Native Plant Crossroads - Enrich your understanding of native plants, what you can do, conservation issues, resources and a glossary, from the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Plant Conservation Alliance - The PCA is a consortium of 10 U.S. government agencies and over 225 non-federal cooperators representing various disciplines within the conservation field. Their mandate is to protect native plants by ensuring that native plant populations and their communities are maintained, enhanced, and restored.
Seed Germination Database - Hints on seed raising, special seed treatment, sowing times and extensive list of species germination.
Seeds of Diversity - Canada's heritage seed program.
Wild About Gardening - Includes how to attract wildlife, gardening programs for seniors, zone maps, gardening calendar and the use of native plants from the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Backyard Gardener - A wealth of information on the different gardens and types of plants to grow in them, with designs and plans too. A gardening reference site and hands-on garden information.
Canadian Gardening - Featuring one of Canada's top gardening magazines. This Web site includes many topics of interest to the Canadian Gardener - gardening gear, pests and diseases, design and techniques and of course, plants.
Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System - This site presents data on plants that may cause poisoning in livestock, pets, and humans. The plants include native, introduced, and cultivated outdoor plants as well as indoor plants that are found in Canada. It provides an interactive search.
Garden Guides - An online gardening community of bloggers that offers extensive information on pests, plants, gardening tips,seeds and bulbs and more.
GardenWeb - A compendium of resources for gardeners, including forums on a range of topics. Features gardening tips, a subject directory, a plant exchange and more.
iCanGarden - A Canadian gardening site with information on a variety of gardening topics including catalogues, seed companies, radio and TV shows, chatlines and links. It also provides and online garden poll and gardeners forum.
Lawn & Garden Weather Information - Wondering if frost or rain is in the weather forecast for Burlington? Check out the Weather Network's Web site to find out if conditions are ideal for gardening. Garden enthusiasts will find real-time data on Burlington's frost, watering needs, degree of growth, temperature, pollen and insect levels, wind, and more.
Perennial Flower Gardening Tips - Gardening tips perennials is about designing, growing and gardening with perennial flowers, written by gardening author Doug Green.
Proven Winners - Discover widely available perennials and annual plants. It's a valuable resource for all home gardeners and retailers, and sources are both Canadian and American.