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!
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.
Calling all gardeners! Bring in your extra cuttings, bulbs, seeds and plants to exchange with other gardeners. Please ensure all are well-labelled. Master Gardeners will be available in most locations to answer gardening questions and help identify and select the right plant for your garden.
This year, the London Clean & Green Community Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday April 21st, mark your calendars London! Get out in your neighbourhood between 9am - 12 noon, pick-up litter, remove graffiti, plant a tree. Check the website and let the event organizers know on the map where you will be cleaning up and if you'll need the garbage collected on Saturday April 21st. Need Supplies? Pick up garbage bags & disposable gloves before your cleanup at City Hall, 8th floor, Monday to Friday between 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Celebrate London’s natural heritage and the 25th anniversary of Earth Day London with a free family event from 11 am to 3 pm at St. Julien Park, brought to you by Earth Day London and Trails Open London.
Guided greenhouse tour, wagon rides, hiking tour at 2pm, vendors, exhibits and more!
This is the annual spring plant sale and compost sale that many in the London area wait for! Come out to buy flowers for beds and containers, veggies, herbs, perennials and small shrubs. Don't forget to also get some compost to help everything get off to a great start.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Star Temple 800 Fanshawe Park Road E
The show boasts over 270 exhibitors in over 100,000 square feet of show space alongside industry experts in home, outdoor, décor, interiors, exteriors and more!
Check out the largest gathering of region’s businesses, experts, organizations, and groups to inspire your next adventure! Go Wild Grow Wild Expo will showcase what to do, where to go, and how to protect Carolinian Canada through interactive workshops, live demonstrations, booths and so much more!
The A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens, owned by Fanshawe College and managed by the Horticulture Program, feature one of the largest collections of plants in Ontario. Over two thousand species are displayed
Ontario's newest botanical garden near Frankford has six acres of unique garden displays with extraordinary plant combinations. Each garden offers interesting insight to the world of plants. Connect with nature, learn about horticulture, or journey through the gardens at your own pace.
Here's a great offer - a free series of webinars to learn more about the invasives threatening our native landscapes and native species, our cropland, wetlands and gardens. Check this out for more information or to register for any of these free webinars.
A six-part series of illustrated talks. Nature in the City...Free & Family Friendly!
London Central Library - Wolf Performance Hall
Come to LEARN and SHOP! This event is well-known for its reputation of inspiring a passion for gardening each Spring! Great vendors and educational exhibits, talks throughout the day, seeds and garden supplies to get you going for the season and yummy food on site so you can make a day of it.
Join us for two informative and fun nights at the Central Library on Monday Feb 26 and Monday March 5. Explore the interesting and often bizarre world of Gardening Myths and Legends. Discover tips and tricks to make the most of every Square Foot of garden space you have.
London Chapter of Landscape Ontario is hosting a plant symposium which includes 4 speakers for $25.
Course is now FULL. 8 weeks of classroom instruction and hands-on workshops covering everything from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, maintaining, harvesting and preserving. Focus is on gardens you can EAT as well as colourful and helpful companion flowers.
Mark your calendars now and come out to enjoy a great day at Canada Blooms (also co-located with the National Home Show at the Enercare Centre - Exhibition Place, Toronto
The London Middlesex Master Gardeners are hosting a workshop in October and this year we are Going Native! The full day session, offered at the price of only $60, will be of interest to any level of gardener interested in learning the many benefits of native and sustainable gardening practices. For Master gardeners this event will qualify for 6 CEU's. Hope you will join us!
September 8-17th, the Western Fair will bring London over 50 rides, fair food, more than 800 animals, rodeo, entertainment and attractions.
The Hawk Cliff Weekends is a free outdoor event taking place on September 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th from 11am-3:30pm each day. Come out and celebrate the amazing fall migration in a beautiful setting at Hawk Cliff Woods.
ReForest London is excited to invite you to our first ever Forest Festival in Harris Park on Saturday, August 19th! From 11 am to 3 pm, this family-oriented event is all about celebrating trees, forests, and our identity as the Forest City! A BBQ picnic from Growing Chefs will be offered by donation to the first 500 attendees, where every dish includes an ingredient grown from a tree!
Here's a summary of events and garden tours in Ontario courtesy of the Ontario Horticultural Society. Lots of great outdoor activity to enjoy this summer!
Canada's first elevated park, 30 feet wide and 850 feet long, is being redeveloped as a park with flower beds, trees, benches, public art and a trail for walking, running and biking. A great place to wander, sit, walk the dog, take photos, host art shows or busker festivals.
Join the Friends of London Civic Gardens for their free Green house tour and Open House on Sunday april 30th 1-4pm. Theme of "Garden Styles in Canada" will include many informational exhibits. Free admission. Plants and compost available for purchase!
In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, 150 gardens and garden experiences across the country were selected to receive the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation – highlighting Whistling Gardens as one of 150 garden ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year.