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.

In 2019, the Toronto Gardener’s Journal once again includes all the things its current and soon-to-be fans will love. This year “those Battersby girls” have stepped it up by completely updating the Gardener’s Journal Source Book garden directory.

PLUS, we’ll also be offering the Source Book section as a separate ebook with active weblinks. So finding garden-related help and info can be a click away.

We hope that both help you record and enjoy many happy times in your garden!