Get the Jump on Spring and Seedy Saturday - Toronto Botanical Garden
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Get the Jump on Spring and Seedy Saturday

March 2, 2024 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Toronto Botanical Garden’s annual Horticultural Open House with OVER 25 seed and garden-related vendors and exhibitors including local horticultural societies, garden clubs, and environmental organizations.

Saturday, March 2, 2024 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE Admission: $2 suggested minimum donation

This one-day garden extravaganza includes:

  • Free Garden Chats and Demonstrations 
  • Free Gardening Advice Clinic offered by the Toronto Master Gardeners
  • Free Drop-in Family Nature Activities and Facepainting
  • Garden Shop will be brimming with essentials for gardeners of all ages. You’ll find a thoughtful selection of seeds, seed starting kits, live houseplants, sustainable products, Ontario honey, helpful gardening tools, nature-inspired home décor, and other necessities for stylish outdoor living.
  • Seedy Saturday – Free Seed Swap – Bring your seeds to trade and take home something new to try! Scroll down for more information on how to participate in the seed swap.

Click here for directions and parking information.

How to participate in our FREE SEED SWAP

Seedy Saturday is a community event where gardeners share their heirloom seeds and help to preserve our horticultural heritage. Bring your extra, open-pollinated or heirloom seeds and discover something new! Drop your seeds off at the swap and then browse the seed exchange tables to see what others have brought. Also at the event, take advantage of local seed growers and vendors to stock up for this year’s garden, and learn about seed saving from seed conservation organizations.

It’s also a great opportunity to discover varieties that are not available commercially. Click here to learn more about Seedy Saturdays. Learn more about seed saving with TBG Library’s online guide.

How to participate in the seed swap:

  1. Bring seed in envelopes labeled with:
    1. Plant name (common and botanical name if you know them both)
    2. Year of harvest
    3. Place of harvest (postal code)
    4. Your name (if you wish)
    5. A bit about where the seed came from (if you wish)
  2. Register at the table and add your seed to those available for swapping
  3. Swap seeds – try to leave with around the same number that you brought
  4. Buy seeds from the vendors – you can use these for swapping as well if you’re not able to bring your own

Ways you can help reduce waste at this event

  • TBG will have waste stations for your recyclable and compostable materials with hands-on volunteers to assist.
  • Bring your own water bottle and take advantage of our complimentary water station, bring your own mug, plate, or cutlery when visiting the cafe.
  • You are encouraged to bring your own reusable bags or boxes to carry your seeds, plants, or garden-related treasures home with you.

Interested in participating as a vendor or exhibitor?  Click here to add your name to our pop-up market list. We’ll be sending out information soon.

A limited number of accessibility tickets for students and those working at not-for-profit organizations are available on a first-come basis.

777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON M3C 1P2 Canada