The Arboretum, University of Guelph, encompasses 400 acres of plant collections, gardens, walking trails, natural woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. The Arboretum is home to more than 2000 different taxa of woody plants, organized into collections that include a synoptic World of Trees collection, as well as a Native Trees of Ontario collection, and noteworthy collections of Oaks and Beeches, Maples, and Conifers. Adjacent to the university's main campus, The Arboretum is free to the public and open dawn until dusk - Visitors are very welcome!
We’ve ‘grown’ a lot!
The Master Gardener program originated in Canada with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) initiative to engage volunteers to provide horticultural information to the public. Since 1985 London has had an active group of experienced gardeners who volunteer in the community. Each master gardener has completed an eligibility test and/or enrolled in independent-study courses at the University of Guelph or Dalhousie University. London Middlesex Master Gardeners organize events, teach courses, give talks, and answer gardening questions to assist thousands of home gardeners every year.
Book a Master Gardener
Informed! That’s how we’d like all home gardeners to be.
Our volunteers are available to do talks for your group on a variety of subjects. We also attend many events to offer growing advice (so you can sprout!) to educate the public.
Become a Master Gardener
Fun and Rewarding! (And Educational!)
London Middlesex Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide unbiased advice and expertise to encourage successful and sustainable horticultural practices for home gardeners.
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Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) will once again be selling a wide range of native wildflowers that not only look great in your garden, but will also provide a great food source for pollinating insects and birds! Come on out to visit, grab some native plants for your garden and support TTLT at the same time!
The London Environmental Network helps protect our environment and build a sustainable community by doing everything we can to help our member organizations deliver on each of their own important missions. Get more information here about members and events.