About Us

We are a group of volunteers with horticultural expertise who share a love of gardening, a desire for learning and a will to promote resilient gardening practices. We serve the geographic area of Frontenac County, including Kingston, Gananoque, Napanee, Brockville, Landsdown, Mallorytown, Rockport, Wolfe Island, Howe Island and the surrounding areas.

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Our activities

We serve the public, promoting resilient gardening practices, by:

  • providing free advice at Advice Clinics at farmer’s markets, home shows, and other local events
  • researching and speaking on gardening topics
  • conducting community workshops
  • writing articles and fact sheets
  • running garden tours
  • hosting garden conferences

Our most recent conference, Garden Bones: Trees and Shrubs, was held October 2016. 

Our meetings

We meet on the 4th Monday of every month at 6 pm from September to June (except December) at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston.

We welcome new members to drop in on a meeting to get to know us and learn how to become a Master Gardener. 

Our history

Formed in 1991, our group was originally called Gananoque Master Gardeners. 

We are part of the province-wide Master Gardeners of Ontario Inc. (MGOI). There are 38 local Master Gardener groups in Ontario focused on providing sustainable gardening information to the public. There are also Master Gardener groups in many provinces, most states, and in some international locations. 

Our executives        

Coordinator : John Singleton
Past Coordinator: Pat Haslett
Secretary: Don Richardson
Treasurer: Pat Haslett