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:

  • Plants: Divisions from member’s own gardens, and houseplants—all at the best prices in town!
  • Nursery selections from Connon NVK and Humber Nurseries—interesting annuals, grasses, natives, and hard-to-get perennials
  • Displays and Neighbourhood info about our Hort membership, our Hort sponsored gardens, Roncyworks Green Team volunteer streeet-side planting and garden care Roncyworks, worm composting from Foodshare, table display by the Toronto Beekeepers Collective.
  • Local Vendors including Urban Harvest—a selection of herbs, heirloom vegetable and perennials, GRO4 organic soil amemdments by Pagonis Live Bait, Veggie growing containers with water reservoir by the Growing Connection.
  • Local Artisans and Vendors from Liz Tudor Botanical Art, Oksana K - plantable cards and indego dyed scarves Okkudesign, garden ornaments by Clare Scott-Taggart of Rusty Girl, garden ornaments by Maggie Groves.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Praying Mantis egg cases: If you are a hort member you can pre-order these! Otherwise arrive early to pick one up, cost $17.
  • Pollinator Bee houses, cost $20.

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 anytime but NO LATER than Thursday May 10:
  • Mary’s front porch, 24 Abbott Avenue, near Bloor West & Dundas (416-769-0436) 
  • Jessie’s front porch, 49 Boustead Avenue, one block south of Bloor & Dundas
  • Abby’s back yard, 16 Radforth Avenue, near Dundas & Roncesvalles

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 volunteer refreshments?