The Applewood Garden Club of Mississauga Ontario is a small community-based club.

Most members live in south Mississauga–Applewood Acres, Orchard Heights, Sherway Gardens, Clarkson and Port Credit–but some hail from Oakville and Etobicoke.

Need we say that no matter where you live, you’re welcome as a member or guest at our meetings and events.

Our focus is horticultural, of course, but we also love to socialize.

A Christmas dinner and a June meeting in a member’s garden, with refreshments, are two of our social events.

We also believe in giving back to the community, and have raised thousands of dollars in support of deserving local organizations.

See About Us for more of our history

  • Monthly meetings feature informed and articulate speakers with take-home ideas
  • Our Great Neighbourhood Gardens tour takes you to inspiring gardens you can relate to. See how gardeners like you solve problems like yours.
  • The annual Plant Sale offers choice perennials and tried-and-true plants from members’ gardens.
  • Meetings are the third Thursday of every month September to May, at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 1513 Dixie Rd., across from Dixie Value Mall.

     The Garden of Regrets



Meet the plants you’ll wish you’d never planted – and learn how to avoid them (before you do) or live with them (if, sadly, you have.) Or perhaps, also how to love them (if you must.)

Helen Battersby loves a garden challenge. For 30 years in her small city garden she has battled one of the toughest problems a gardener can face – dry shade, on sandy soil under giant Norway maples. Unfortunately, “dry shade” plants can also be “regretful” plants, as you’ll see.

Helen is a grad of Ryerson’s Landscape Design program and is in her 13th year as a volunteer with the Toronto Master Gardeners. A member of the Garden Writer’s Association, she has been published in magazines such as Garden Making and, with her sister Sarah, writes the award-winning blog In 2017, the sisters took over publishing of the long-standing Toronto Gardener’s Journal.


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