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Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society

Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society

 Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society

est. 1984

We are all gardeners ….enthusiastic beginners, accomplished hobbyists and professional horticulturists from across Canada, many parts of the United States and overseas.




  • alpine plants
  • related hardy perennials
  • creation of rock gardens
  • suitable habitats for all hardy plants
  • exchange of ideas and activities with other plant societies
  • support for the planting and care of rock and hardy plants in botanic and public gardens


We meet usually 1-4 PM on the second Sunday of the month at Toronto Botanical Garden.Outstanding speakers, Members Showcases and auctions

Plant sales

  • 3-4 seedling and plant sales each year
  • unusual and choice plants
  • very reasonable prices
  • many plants would never be found in commercial nurseries

Seed Exchange

  • seed from members’ own gardens and international botanizing trips
  • choose from a very extensive list
  • up to 60 packets for just $15

Newsletter: Our journal is published ten times a year. It includes articles about plants, our speakers’ talks, descriptions of gardens, book reviews and announcements.

Garden visits: informal visits, organized summer tours and occasional picnics at the gardens of members.


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