The 2015 Dawson Gardens Season is here!!


It’s official!  The snow is melting (please??…), the days are getting longer, and the 2015 growing season is around the corner!  Join us at Dawson Gardens to celebrate with a host of events planned for the spring season.

See the calendar for volunteering events–you can just show up!

Otherwise, we have a few special events to promote.  First, join us for a fundraising indoor seedling workshop led by Tereska Gesing from Urban Seedling at Dawson.  From the description:

Starting your own plants from seed is fun, fascinating and a great way to save money on plants for your garden. As well as getting a jump on the short Montreal growing season, start­ing seeds gives you access to growing a wide variety of unusual, new or heirloom plants that are not readily available at most garden centres or big box stores.
At the end of the workshop, participants will receive their own tray of seeds they will have started during the workshop, a handout on seed-starting tips, as well as a package of seeds to start at a later date. There will be seeds, soil, lighting and other seed starting supplies available for purchase.

Proceeds will go to support the 2015 planting year @ Dawson College.  Register here to reserve your spot.  The cost is $20.  Contact Anna-Liisa Aunio at for student rates and attendance.

Interested in volunteering this spring and summer?  Register here and let us know when you can!  A special note to students: we will train you!  You can additionally earn a recognition of student involvement through Dawson College on your transcript by volunteering for us.

Check out our information sessions and look out for our first major event: the spring Earth Day dig-in on April 22, 2015!

Last Modified: August 22, 2018