Hidden Treasures Garden Tour – Sunday, July 14

The warmer weather has finally arrived! There should be lots of colour to witness on Sunday afternoon as you stroll through the variety of gardens with their textures and colours leading you to their hidden treasures; a downtown community garden showcasing the concept of “Grow A Row”, and a historical property highlighting a 4 square Victorian Kitchen garden. 

Tickets are available at our designated businesses till Saturday July 13, and on Sunday afternoon July 14 at these gardens: 112 Dundas St., 196 Willingdon Ave., 105 Livingston Ave. and at The Spire on Sydenham St.

Invite a friend and follow the signs. Fill in your ticket for a chance to win a fabulous door prize.

Don’t miss out on an enjoyable afternoon in your Kingston neighbourhoods.

Ottawa Orchid Society "Orchidophilia" – April 25 & 26 (including $2 off coupon)

Orchid Show – Admission Policy for Groups

  • Below 10 people – normal single admission prices as advertised, must have one coupon per person for the $2 discount.
  • Group of 10 to 20 people – admission $10 per person, no need to be seniors, no additional discounts.
  • Group of 21 or more people – admission $8 per person, no need to be seniors, no additional discounts.
  • A person acting as caregiver for a group is admitted with the group free of charge.
  • Group admission must be requested in advance, in writing (email). [People cannot form an “ad-hoc” group while standing in line!]
  • Payment for a group can be either cash or a single cheque, but not individual cheques.

OHA District 3 "Make It Sow" Fundraiser 2020

The official Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) fundraiser this year is sale of seed package bundles and seed starter kits produced by Make It Sow, Inc. For more information, click the links below:

Click the above image for all the details!
Click the above image for the product brochure.
Click the above image for the order form.

TORONTO ARTISTIC ORCHID ASSOCIATION 19th Annual Show – April 18-19, 2020

On behalf of TAOA:

TAOA, a non-profit organization, was formed in 2002 by a group of enthusiastic amateur orchid growers who share a passion and love for orchids.  The mandate of TAOA is to promote and expand members’ interest and knowledge in orchid cultivation through lectures, seminars and workshops at regular meetings.  

In order to share the exquisite beauty of orchids and the joy of growing with the general public, annual orchid shows have been organized in the past 18 years.  The show includes exhibition of orchid displays by major orchid societies in Ontario, amateur orchid cultivators & orchid vendors; judging by the accredited judges of the American Orchid Society; floral displays and live arrangement demonstration by Ikebana International; orchid culture seminars; guided tour; vendor sales; lucky draws and photography sessions.

This year, the show will be held on April 18 and 19, 2020 at the Multipurpose Hall of Centre for Immigrant and Community Services, 2330 Midland Avenue, Toronto.  We cordially invite you, your friends & members of your club to attend our show.  It will be a great opportunity for avid gardeners to appreciate the exotic orchid displays and to add more beautiful orchids to their collections.  Two photography sessions are designated for photographers.  Tripods can only be used during the photography sessions.  They are (1) Saturday, April 18 from 5 to 7 pm and (2) Sunday, April 19 from 8 to 10 am.  

To encourage your members to attend our show, we would like to offer you a special group discount rate for admission. If there are more than 5 members from your club, a half price discount will be offered ($5.00) to each participant.  The regular admission fee to our show is $10.00 per person.  Holders of cese discount tickets may attend the show separately.  These tickets can only be purchased by emailing us at or at before April 1, 2020.  

Below is also the electronic $2 off discount coupon for dissemination to your members.   Detailed information of our show and the discount coupon can be found on our website at soon. 

We look forward to your attendance, promotion and support of our show.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the email address above and we will be happy to assist you.


Nancy Leung
Chair, TAOA Show Committee

Cissy Wang

Co-chair, TAOA Show Committee

Encl.  (Electronic Coupon)

PLANTchoir Product Launch: Thursday, November 21

This event is on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2019, at Fractal Workspace. Doors open at 4:00 pm and the presentation is at 4:30 pm.  

What is PLANTChoir??? PLANTChoir is a Bluetooth device that captures the biorhythmic feedback of plant life and through our app translates the plant energy into musical instruments – in short –  We gave Nature a voice with #plantmusic that is Created by Plants and is Composed by You!   
For those who wish to attend, they should register for this FREE event at Eventbrite page by clicking here. For more information:

Fall bulb sale from Kitchen Table Seed House

Kitchen Table Seed House is trialling a fall bulb sale which may be of interest to members. Their website listings are now up to date with these offerings for fall planting. 

As a special promotion to KHS members and friends, by entering promotion code Kingston you can avoid the shipping costs and receive free delivery to our Oct 10 meeting.