Early May  (depending on the weather) Start digging in your garden, dividing perennials and potting for the plant sale.

May 3, 4, 5  Jane’s Walk in honour of Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) writer, urbanist and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighbourhood planning and city-building.  Jane’s Walk Montreal is organized by Urban Ecology Center of Montreal.  To learn more about the walks in Montreal and create your own walk, visit the website for Jane’s Walk Montreal:

May 18 @ 9:00 am:  Yearly Perennial Plant Sale at the Dorval Arena, 1450 Dawson Ave. Drop off your plants at the arena on Friday, May 17 between 4:00 and 6:00 pm. Invite your friends to the sale, come early and buy plenty.

May 24 @ 6:00 pm:  Annual DHES/SHED dinner at Le Saucier, restaurant at the Pearson Culinary School, 708 Raymond, LaSalle. Cost: $25 (includes taxes and tip). Bring a cheque to reserve your place.

May 24, 25 and 26  Great Gardening Weekend at the Botanical Gardens.

June 6 – 9  Garden Tour of Toronto with Groupe Voyage Québec (web page in French only) (
Larry Hodgson will head this four-day tour of Toronto’s magnificent public and private gardens. Sites to be visited include: Parkwood Estate and Gardens, a magnificent 55-room residence and its garden, Hamilton Royal Botanical Gardens, one of the largest botanical gardens in North America, Toronto Botanical Garden's exclusive tour featuring a selection of 17 thematic gardens and a guided tour of seven private gardens, private gardens in the area of the Toronto Beach, and Allan Gardens, a small covered garden in the city center. Its five greenhouses contain many rare tropical plants.
Ten places remain (as of March 20). Bring a credit card to put down a deposit and reserve your place.

June 29 10:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Visits to the Wubbolts’, Marguerite’s, Lynda’s and Ivan’s gardens with the Chateauguay Valley Garden Club.

July 17 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:  Members’ Gardens visits
1. 6:00 Théo Wouters & Roger Thibault 101 Parkdale Pte- Claire
2. 7:00 Martina Ruse 230 Meredith Dorval
3. 7:30 Joan Beveridge 160 Roy Dorval

August 14 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:  Members’ Gardens visits
1. 6:00 Wanda Mitkiewicz 146 de la Roche Pte-Claire
2. 7:00 Marthe Couture 278 Brookhaven Dorval