Plant Fair & Craft Sale - Saturday May 12, 2018, 10am - 2pm

For beginning and sophisticated gardeners: choice plants, the “Green Elephant” sale, herbs and hard-to-get perennials from select GTA nurseries and member’s own gardens—all at the best prices in town! Bring your questions, we’ll bring our experts!


The Plant Fair is held at the Roncesvalles United Church 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, On M6R 1L3. INSIDE the church.

Some of the new features and old highlights of the Plant Fair are:

  • Membership Information.
  • Plants: Divisions from member’s own gardens, and houseplants—all at the best prices in town!
  • Nursery selections from Connon and Humber Nurseries—interesting annuals, grasses, natives, and hard-to-get perennials; and from Urban Harvest—a selection of herbs, heirloom vegetables and perennials.
  • Displays about our Hort sponsored gardens.
  • Vendors and Info: Urban Harvest (seeds and plants), Garden Ornaments, Roncyworks, Leaf.
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Green Elephants: A garden flea market of White Elephants. Lots of interesting items turn up here. Please contact us prior to the Plant Fair if you have items to donate. 
  • Refreshments: The Hort Café offers hot coffee tea, and tasty home baked treats.
  • Plant Park: If your arms are full ‘park’ your plants with our plant minders and continue to browse.
  • Gardening Experts: Ask your questions because they have the answers.
  • Gloves: These durable, well-fitting gloves are very popular with our members.

If you have questions please email

The perennial divisions contributed by members are the core of our fundraising success. Without your spadework and generosity we can’t do it. Please label your divisions thoroughly and include photos if you can. It makes for a guaranteed sale if you show the plant at its best. Simple labels can be made by cutting large yogurt containers into strips and writing on them with black markers, or pick up ready-cut labels from the Hort meeting. To read about how to make divisions, click here. If you need help digging up divisions please email
Please label all divisions and take them to one of the drop off locations after May 5th but before Friday May 11th:
  • Mary’s front porch, 24 Abbott Avenue, near Bloor W. and Dundas (416-769-0436) 
  • Jessie’s front porch at 49 Boustead Avenue, one block south of Bloor & Dundas

OR bring them to the Church on Friday May 11 between 6:30 and 8:00pm.

Volunteers are needed. If you can do any of the following, please send an email to
  • Set-up on Friday evening, May 11th, 6-9pm, and for the fair itself on Saturday the 12th.
  • Post-fair volunteers are especially appreciated. Put your name down for cleanup from 1:30–4pm on Saturday.
  • Help dig plants in members’ gardens.
  • Pick up plants in your car from members and deliver them to a drop-off location between May 6 and May 11th.
  • Pick up plants in your car from a drop-off location; deliver them to the church on Friday evening May 11th.
  • Do you have Green Elephants to donate and would you like them picked up?
  • Will you bake some treats for the Refreshment table?