Weston Family Library

The Weston Family Library houses Canada’s largest private horticultural collection of books, magazines, a children’s collection, and two special collections. The library collection helps TBG members, historians, researchers, volunteers, staff, and the community with their interests in horticulture, gardening, soil science, seed harvesting, ravine restoration, the history of gardening, and much more. 

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If you have books borrowed and need to keep them a little longer, login to your library account and renew your items. You can now renew your borrowed items up to 6 times. Each renewal gives you an additional 6 weeks to use the materials you’ve borrowed.

Catalogue Search

Our collection consists of over 10,000 books and magazine titles.​​ We have resources to suit every interest and skill level from the novice to the Master Gardener.

Online Resources

Find information to answer many of your gardening, environmental, biodiversity, horticulture, and design questions with one or more of these resources curated by your library staff.

Read Online

Find authoritative articles with Gale Gardening and Horticulture database or read a digital magazine with Flipster. Look for the dropdown menu on the library’s catalogue. You will be required to login into your library account.

Special Collections

The Weston Family Library hosts many collections such as The Toronto Herb Society and the Southern Ontario Orchid Society. Everyone is welcome to browse and use our collection. 

Book Lists

Doing research for your next gardening project? Looking for a specific author? The library has books lists just for you! Look through our lists, select the books you want to read, and place them on hold. We’ll contact you when your books are ready for Curbside Pickup… it’s that easy!

Curbside Pick up

Pick up the books you place on hold quickly and conveniently and return books you borrowed to our dropbox.