Gardening with Native Plants

Sun Mar 26, 2017, Toronto, ON

Acclaimed author and native plant advocate Lorraine Johnson will show us ways to connect our own gardens with High Park by growing native plants, and best practices for successful gardening.


Lorraine Johnson is the author of numerous books on environmental issues and gardening. Former president of the North American Native Plant Society, her areas of expertise include gardening with native plants, urban agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and urban forest protection.

Some of the books she’s written include: The New Ontario Naturalized Garden; Grow Wild!; Green Future; The Real Dirt (which she co-authored with Mark Cullen); Tending the Earth; and City Farmer. A new edition of her book 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants has just been published.

Along with the books she has written, Lorraine is also the Canadian editor of the What Plant Where Encyclopedia; Garden Plants and Flowers: A-Z Guide to the Best Plants for your Garden; Canadian Gardener's Guide; and The Natural Treasures of Carolinian Canada.

She regularly teaches in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, edits the magazine Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly, and is a Patron of the Toronto Botanical Garden.

Lorraine lives in Toronto, where she is active in the community garden movement and the effort to legalize backyard hens.


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