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The new Quinte Botanical Gardens had their grand opening on August 1st.  The Gardens are located at 664 Glen Ross Road in Frankford and are open Thursdays through Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Admission is $10 per person, with children under 6 years of age admitted free.  Note:  The Gardens are presently not set up to accept debit or credit cards.

More information is available on the Gardens’ website:


Mark August 5th on your calendars. 

The Cobourg Horticultural Society is presenting our annual Summer Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Photography Show and Tea, Aug. 5, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Cobourg Public Library (200 Ontario Street).  Admission is free.

Everyone is welcome.  Please drop by to admire the displays and stay for a cup of tea.

Donations for tea and goodies are gratefully accepted.


This year's garden tour is being hosted by the Grafton Horticultural Society.  The tour is scheduled for Sunday, July 9th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Click on 2017 Tour Brochure for information on the gardens that await your viewing pleasure. 


The 18th annual Town and Country Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 8th, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.  The self-guided tour includes eight gardens in Belleville and the local area.  Tickets are $25 and may be purchased:

By phoning:  613-392-2128 or 613-729-2995

Online at:

In person:  At St. Thomas Church (Belleville) on July 8th after 8:30 a.m.


The annual plant sale is being held on Saturday, May 20th, at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street East.

The sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Come early for the best selection of perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs, vegetables, houseplants, and garden tools and treasures.

Get the healthiest plants at the friendliest prices!



Northumberland Learning Connection is presenting a program on the Canadian Arctic from March 30th to May 5th.  Of particular interest for gardeners are two sessions:

April 20:  Dawn Bazely of York University's Department of Biology is presenting a talk entitled "Arctic Plants and People".  The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. E., Cobourg.

April 21:  A two-hour discussion seesion is being held at the Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen St., Port Hope.  The session starts at 9:00 a.m. and the topic is "Hardy Survivors:  Tundra Vegetation and the Diverse Habits in Canada's Polar Regions".

To see the full details on the Canada's Arctic 2017 program or to book tickets, visit