People love using the Gardener's Journal

Experts Say

“The best journal I’ve ever seen.”

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

“It is not just for those that live in Toronto.”

— Joanne Shaw, Down2Earth Landscapes, Pickering

“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 have learned so much from just following the pages weekly.”

— J.L., Toronto, Ontario

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

— J. V., Etobicoke, Ontario

“I always look forward to receiving this wonderful publication. Nothing quite like it.”

— G.C., Victoria, B.C.

“Couldn’t be without it.”

— U.H., Kincardine, Ontario


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

And now we’re award winners!

Wow. Have we really produced seven editions since Margaret passed us the reins? We’re “those Battersby girls,” sisters Helen and Sarah. Since 2006, we’ve collaborated on the blog Toronto Gardens. (What was Margaret’s inspiration? Read her story here.)

Every year, we try to guess how many copies to print, and every year we sell out faster than expected. Unexpected things – like great reviews from respected garden people (see our Well Reviewed tab) or winning Gold and Silver Medals from GardenComm – take us by surprise.

For 2024, we hoped we’d guessed correctly – and as it turns out we were right. We’re happy and sad to say we’ve sold every copy, complete with the tips and record-keeping tools that fans and soon-to-be fans love, plus 100s of plant and seed sources, and shortcuts to horticultural advice and services.

We look forward to helping our 2024 buyers a record another year of happy times in your garden! To sign up to be notified when to order for 2025, please join our mailing list.