People love using the Gardener's Journal

"Wouldn't it be nice to have a guide book for Toronto gardeners that gives weekly tips on what to do when? Oh wait, there is! …The Toronto Gardener's Journal."
– Parkdale & Toronto Horticultural Societies

"Who knew you could find so much information, so precisely packaged in one place? The Toronto Gardener’s Journal offers a bee-line to success for new and experienced Toronto gardeners."
– Donna Balzer, best-selling author, No Guff Vegetable Gardening, and award-winning HGTV host

Experts Say

“The best journal I’ve ever seen.”

— Charlie Dobbin, host of AM 740’s the Garden and Home Show

“There’s one Christmas gift that I always look forward to buying for myself: that’s my Toronto Gardener’s Journal.”

— Sonia Day, Toronto Star

“I use the Source Book all the time.”

— Mark Cullen, television, radio, and newspaper garden expert

Users Say

“I like the non-chemical, green approach to the weekly gardening guide.”

— J. V. Etobicoke, Ontario

“Good price. Great gift.”

— J.M., Toronto, Ontario

“Couldn’t be without it.”

— U.H., Kincardine, Ontario


After 25 years, in 2017 Margaret Bennet-Alder, creator of the much-loved Toronto Gardener’s Journal & Source Book, decided to transfer her labour of love to a new generation of gardeners.

A new beginning

Read Margaret’s story here. She chose to pass the reins to Helen Battersby and Sarah Battersby, the sisters who have collaborated since 2006 on the award-winning blog Toronto Gardens.

The 2018 Toronto Gardener’s Journal includes all the things its current and soon-to-be fans will love – and stay tuned with “those Battersby girls” for what’s to come in future editions.

We hope it helps you record many happy times in your garden!