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I'm just like many of you passionate about gardening. I like to add new varieties to my gardens (only I am obsessed and out of control ha ha ). Because I am located in the country and with water consciousness being a necessity, I grow plants that require little upkeep, fairly drought resistant and are very undemanding. My focus is on low maintenance perennials. So from the street sign garden to large estate garden I can guide you how to grow so we do not have to be slaves to it. Gardening should be fun and rewarding!
Gardens Plus is located in a small hamlet called Donwood just two minutes east of Peterborough, Ontario on County Road #4(Parkhill Road East/the old Warsaw Road). I grow perennials specializing in Daylilies and Hosta. I am in zone 5b. The collection of Daylilies and hosta is up to approximately 750/450+ each. I also try my best to offer many of the new and exciting perennials on the market as they become available.
Gardens Plus nursery was opened in spring of 1997. The only garden that existed at that time was some shrubs against the foundation, cedar and the perimeter surrounded by common lilacs. With every year we add to the projects. At this time gardens and stock beds are taking over about 80% of the original grass area. Soon there will be none! Come for a tour. Keep in mind we are open until July 31 (see hours on contact page) Some before and after pictures found below as well.
Some before and after pictures and peak at our Sales areas. These are out back on east side. You would have no idea this is a Nursery when you pull up.
Gardening made easy with Low Maintenance perennials
Daylilies from A - Z
Daylilies from boarders and beyond
The world of Hosta Newest and Old Favs
Shade Gardening with Ease
The wonderful world of Hosta and fabulous other shade perennials
Gardens Plus then, now and Why ( the evolution of Gardens Plus) - many before and after photos from 1997 - 2014
Yes, there are perennials for all three seasons and long bloomers too!
2014 talks (as well as the above)
Creating a Memory and other Theme Gardens
Hosta the newest ones as well as the traditional favorites. (also Hosta Virus X - HVX)
Easy care Perennial Partners
What is new and exciting in Easy care perennials for 2014
belong to a group - plan a visit. June and July are the best times.
If you give us some notice we may just prepare some treats for you too.
Red Hatters come for a visit May 2008! - All groups welcome. If you could give us a heads up it would be appreciated!
of the clubs/events that have had her do talks;
OHA Convention 2009
Bancroft Horticultural Society
Scarborough Horticultural Society
Campbellford Horticultural Society
Colbourne Horticultural Society
Peterborough Horticultural Society
Lakefield Horticultural Society
Bowmanville Horticultural Society
Grafton Horticultural Society
For the Love of Gardening Show
Canadian Hemerocallis Society
Oshawa Gardening Club
Master Gardeners of Peterborough
District 4 OHA Annual Meeting
Mother's Day Tea at the Portage Place Mall
Norwood Horticultural Society
Minden Horticultural Society
Port Hope Horticultural Society
Barry's Bay Horticultural Society
Cobourg Horticultural Society
Master Gardeners -Belleville
Tweed Horticultural Society
International Plow Match and Rual Expo (IPM)
Omemee Horticultural Society.....
also Co-hosted in TV show 'Natures Way' for Communities in Boom!
of labeled Daylilies and various other collections including hosta etc.
With notice lots of dates/times available.