We'll be at Get the Jump on Spring on Feb. 23.  Drop by for advice, seeds and memberships. Read more.

On April 7, 12:30. Great plants and super bargains. Public is welcome. No admission charge. View details

Feb. 9, 1- 4 pm. Hands on workshop. Free for members. Non-members welcome if there is space info [at] onrockgarden [dot] com (Contact us)

Speaking Feb 17 at TBG. Special book sale. Free admission. Non-members welcome. Details

At Toronto Botanic Garden. Public is welcome. No admission charge. Details

At TBG. April 7. 11 am "Alpines". 1:30 pm "Saxifragas". Public is welcome. No admission charge. Details.


Feb. 9 1-4 p.m.

Join a small group of enthusiasts while going over the basic process of seed sowing – hands on! If you have seeds you want to start, bring them. If you don’t have seeds, don’t worry. We have lots! The equipment and materials you need will be provided. No charge for members! Bring a friend! If you have a laptop, tablet or smart phone, bring it along. We’ll explore ORG&HPS' famous germination guide. Non-members will be welcome to participate if there is space. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of supplies used by non-members.

info [at] onrockgarden [dot] com (subject: seed%20sowing%20workshop) (Contact us) to register or obtain more information.

What's New!

  • Posted on January 20, 2019

    Type NEW in the searchbox of www.gardensplus.ca to see the 2019 additions to their stock. Draws, bonuses and special pricing available now.

  • Posted on January 20, 2019

    There will be a sale and auction of books donated by Lynne and Norm Limpert. View book list

  • Posted on January 15, 2019

    I will be leading [a tour] in April to my other homeland—at the very peak of spring flowering. Originally designed for our local cactus club, Thalassa tours has extended a $500 discount to rock garden club participants as well. I feel comfortable offering this opportunity to our community since nowhere are you apt to see more fabulous rock plants in full bloom this April than in Greece! Rains in Greece have been steady through the winter and a banner spring flowering is expected—peaking in April during our visit! Thalassa Tours has a great body of experience in Greece. The tour will visit many of the premier archeological sites (which, protected from grazing, are often abounding in special flowers like the terrestrial orchids), and several of the most spectacular islands including a fabulous tour through Crete—where my parents were born. View tour brochure. What better way to launch the Spring? ...You can sign up with colin [at] thalassajourneys [dot] com phone 866-633-3611.

  • Posted on January 15, 2019

    At TBG Feb 9-10, 11 am - 5 pm. Above is a copy of the $2 off coupon which can be used at the door to reduce the entry fee from $12 to $10. Tickets can also be bought on-line at  SOOS.ca. at a cost of $11 - no further discount.

  • Posted on January 14, 2019

    Peter has supplied his list of clematises available this year.  View the plant list. No mail orders.p [dot] keeping [at] sympatico [dot] ca ( Contact Peter) to reserve your plants for pick-up at the Super Plant Sale.

Upcoming Speakers

Talk 1 (11am) The Best Alpines of the Dolomites and the Alps followed by another Talk 2 (1:30pm) Cultivation and Propagation of the Genus Saxifraga (porphyrion, saxifragae and lingulatae)

Ger van den Beuken

Ger runs a small nursery, specializing rare alpines in the Netherlands. His interest in alpines started about 35 years ago, during his first treks in the mountains. He particularly focused on the high alpine vegetation such as Saxifraga, Androsace,...

Plants from Wild to Cultivation: How Edinburgh Botanic Features and Grows New Plants

John Mitchell

AfterJohn obtained his Horticultural qualification he worked at St Andrews Botanic Garden, Inverewe. For the last 30 years John has worked at Edinburgh Botanic Garden, the last 19 as Supervisor. His main duties are managing the Alpine Department...