Kohlund Memorial Lecture featuring John Massey, and Members' Plant Sale

Sep 14, 2014 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Liesel Kohlund, a longtime member of ORGS, left a generous bequest to the organization. This was graciously delivered by the Heins family, close friends of Liesel, and used to support John Massey's lecture.


The Garden in Spring

John Massey
John will treat us to a Spring stroll through his private three acre garden at Ashwood Nurseries.


John Massey

John Massey is a nurseryman, plant breeder, plant collector and, above all, a passionate gardener. He acquired Ashwood Nurseries as a teenager in 1968, straight from school and with no formal training in horticulture. John is a specialist in lewisias, cyclamen and hellebores. John is also one of the UK’s leading experts on hepaticas: he has his own private plant collection and has travelled to China, Japan, Korea, U.S.A. and Europe to see them in the wild. He has achieved an impressive record of Gold Medals for hepatica exhibits at RHS London Flower Shows, one of the highlights of which came in 2000 when Ashwood joined forces with the Niigata Nursery Association from Japan. The combined exhibit received the Lawrence Medal, awarded to the best exhibit to be shown at any of the RHS Shows during any one year.


Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto, ON