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Meet NANPS volunteers at our Information Booths. This section has information about where our volunteers will be next so you can meet them to ask your questions, obtain local genotypes of native plant seeds, pick up information about upcoming native plant activities, and JOIN NANPS!

NANPS is operated entirely by volunteers. If you would like to host a NANPS information booth near you or volunteer to help staff an already scheduled booth, please contact us! We'll be happy to find other NANPSters in your area to help.

We have many information booths planned throughout the year. At the moment, there are none. Check out our past information booths on the right to see where we have been.

08 Mar

Canada Blooms, the country’s largest show of it’s kind is coming up Friday March 8 – Sunday March 17th. The 2019 theme is a Family Affair, and the show includes a kid friendly playzone, as well as garden displays, workshops, speakers and a flower show.

NANPS will have a booth for the first few days of the show (Friday March 8 – Tuesday March 12). Stop by with your native plant questions!

26 May

NANPS will again host a native plant sale at the annual Bike with Mike event, a family-friendly day that celebrates cycling and environmental issues. Sunday May 26, 2019, noon to 4 pm

Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St. West
Toronto ON M6G 3K4

(Christie subway station)

No Advance Orders at this location.

26 Jan

NANPS will once again have an information table set up at the Guelph Organic Conference on Jan. 26 and 27, 2019. The conference takes place January 24- 27th in Guelph, Ontario.

For more information on the Conference, including online registration, please visit

17 Apr

NANPS is proud to announce an evening with Lorraine Johnson, Wednesday April 17th, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:00pm at the Koffler House (Multi-Faith Centre) University of Toronto, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto, Ontario.

Lorraine will present: Unsettling the Garden: How native plants connect with reconciliation and healing the land; a non indigenous perspective.

Lorraine Johnson is past president of NANPS, an avid gardener and author of many books on native plants, including 100 Easy to Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens.

Online registration is now open! Tickets are $10 with a NANPS membership, $15 for General Public, and free for University of Toronto students (please show student ID at the door).

13 Mar

Join NANPS on Wednesday March 13th, 2019 for an educational and enjoyable evening with Scott MacIvor, 7:00– 8:30pm, Wilson Hall, New College, University of Toronto, 40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario.(PLEASE NOTE, this location has been updated since this event was originally planned).

Scott will introduce us to common bee species of Toronto, their habitat, impacts on bees in cities, and how to create nesting opportunities for urban bees.

Scott MacIvor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is interested in plants and pollinators in cities and more broadly, the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of green infrastructure, including public and private gardens, parks, and green roofs. Scott collaborates nationally and internationally, as well, with the City of Toronto on a number of projects, including the ‘Bees of Toronto’ Biodiversity Series book, and the Pollinator Protection Strategy.

Online registration is open now! NANPS members $10, General Public $15. University of Toronto students are free (please have student ID ready at the door).

23 Sep

NANPS will have an information booth set up, including kid friendly activities, at the Leslieville Market in Jonathan Ashbridges Park (south of Queen St E. and west of Coxwell) Sunday September 23rd 9am – 2pm.

Stop by the NANPS booth as you browse the market for local and sustainably grown veggies, meat, baked goods, prepared foods, and enjoy live bands!

16 Jun

NANPS is thrilled to have an information table at the upcoming Leslieville Tree Festival: a family friendly event celebrating our urban forests. The day includes displays from environmental groups and green vendors, exciting performances from local musicians and performers, a wide array of children’s activities, exhibits from local artists and a ceremonial tree planting.

Join us at Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen Street East, (corner of Queen St. East and Jones Ave), Toronto, Ontario.

09 Jun

Mark’s Choice Through the Garden Gate, is Toronto’s largest tour of private gardens. The self-guided tour format enables participants to discover the gardens at their own pace following a map and garden guide that contains descriptions of each featured garden. A complimentary shuttle bus is available for participants to “hop on and hop off” along the route.

Knowledgeable Toronto Master Gardeners will be stationed in each garden to answer questions about the plants and the design features.

The tour headquarters is located at the Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Avenue East), at the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street.
You can find more information and purchase tickets on line here.

Through the Garden Gate

21 Apr

Plant Faire, Information Table
Saturday April 21, 9 am to 2 pm
Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road, Burlington ON

13 Apr

The Peterborough Garden Show is April 13, 14, 15, 2018, at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough Ontario. This promises to be a great weekend of speakers, demonstrations, workshops, full of gardening inspiration. NANPS will have an information booth. For more info visit:

24 Mar

Toronto Scarborough Seedy Saturday will be Saturday March 24, 11am – 4pm, at the Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Road South, Scarborough.

14 Mar

NANPS will have an information booth at the Canada Blooms Show March 14-18 at the Enercare Centre, Toronto Ontario. Note, the show runs from March 9 – 18th.

03 Mar

6th Annual Seedy Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 10am – 2pm. Newmarket Community Centre, Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket Ontario. Free event, with community seed exchange, seeds and garden marketplace, children’s area, interactive planting space and snacks

More info

17 Feb

Get the Jump on Spring & Seedy Saturday, Information Table
Saturday February 17, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto
for more info about Get the Jump on Spring and Seedy Saturday

27 Jan

Guelph Organic Conference, Information Table
Date: Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28, 2018
Location: Guelph University Centre, Guelph ON
More info about the event at

13 Jan

Master Gardeners Technical Update, Information Table
Date: Saturday January 13, 2018
Location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto

09 Dec

YIMBY (Yes in My Back Yard), Information Table
Date: Saturday December 9, 2017
Location: Metro Hall Rotunda, 555 John St, Toronto
YIMBY is a fun event to meet other groups seeking to enhance the quality of life in the community. More info about the event here

03 Nov

2nd Annual Ravine Symposium, Information Table
Date: Friday November 3, 2017, 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Location: Toronto Botanical Garden

Through tours, talks, panel discussions, displays and networking, this year’s event will continue the conversations and strengthen the connections initiated at last year’s event. More info about the event here

29 Apr

Plant Faire, Information Table
Royal Botanical Garden, Rock Garden Visitor Centre and Parking Lot
,Saturday April 29, 10:00am to 3:00pm

07 Apr

Peterborough Garden Show, Information Table
Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, 2017
Peterborough Garden Show
Peterborough, ON

10 Mar

Canada Blooms, Information Table
Friday March 10 to Tuesday March 14, 2017
Enercare Centre
Toronto, ON

25 Feb

Seedy Saturday, Information Tables, 2017
Saturday February 25, 2017
Toronto Botanical Garden
Toronto ON

Saturday March 4, 2017
Newmarket ON

Saturday April 1, 2017
Scarborough ON

18 Feb

Get the Jump on Spring, Information Table
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Location: Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto ON

28 Jan

Guelph Organic Conference, Information Table
Date: Saturday January 28 and Sunday January 29, 2017
Location: Guelph Organic Conference, Guelph ON

07 Jan

Master Gardeners Technical Update, Information Table
Saturday January 7, 2017
Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto ON