About Us


Welcome to:  

Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners


We cover the geographic area of Frontenac County, including Wolfe Island, Howe Island, and meeting up with Prince Edward County Master Gardeners and in the East by Lanark Master Gardeners. Our group was originally called Gananoque Master Gardeners when formed in 1991 and two of the original members still are part of our group, spreading our membership from Lansdowne to Amherstview.   

We have partnered with Kingston Blooms, a part of the national Communities in Bloom program and participated in planning and organizing the Kingston Gardening Festival, as well as other community events.

 We provide free advice clinics at community events and on October 5, 2013 we presented a full day workshop on Edible Gardens with ideas on how to incorporate fruit and vegetables into your home garden. Speakers are also available for a small charge to any group interested in learning more about gardening  and increasing their skills in our Zone 5 area.

Our group meets at 7 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month from September to June at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston.  New members are welcome and you are invited to attend any meeting to get to know us and learn how to become a Master Gardener.



Executives for 2016        Coordinator : John Singleton   

                                                    Past Coordinator: Pat Haslett

                                                    Secretary: Don Richardson

                                                    Treasurer: Pat Haslett