peterborough horticultural society

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February 23: Anna Leggatt, “Starting Seeds”

Anna comes to us highly recommended from other societies in our area. She is a self-proclaimed “mad gardener, gardening in a comparatively large garden in Toronto with lots of shade and visiting mink, deer and groundhogs.” She comes to us with lots of great qualifications:

  • Former High School teacher Botany, Chemistry
  • Worked for 30 years at the Kortright Centre for Conservation
  • Past Chair of the Ontario Rock Garden Society and former editor of its Journal 
  • Past Director of North American Rock Garden Society
  • Former Program Director for East York Garden Club (now Life Member)
  • Toronto Master Gardener

She has written articles for Toronto Life Gardening, Landscape Ontario and The Globe and Mail. She has travelled widely, photographing wildlife and mountain plants (+scenery and culture)  New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Western China, Japan, India, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, the Rocky Mountains, Bering Sea, Arctic Canada, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Europe – U.K., Spain, France, Greece, Dolomites, Iran, French Polynesia, Bali.

She loves shrubs, bulbs, rock gardening, wildflowers, Japanese effects, working with stone and changing my garden design. She wants to grow vegetables. However, deer and groundhogs would like her to as well!

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