The Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal

with author Sarah Battersby

In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Matt and Joanne welcome author Sarah Battersby to discuss the 2022 Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal, now celebrating its 30th year. This wonderful publication will help both you and your garden stay organized for the new year.

About Sarah Battersby
Along with coaxing anything to grow in her dry-shade city rock garden, Sarah has been carving a cultivated space out of a forest of lilacs and sumachs at her schoolhouse in Hastings County for 30 years. Sarah got the gardening bug with indoor plants as a teenager, co-writes at and is particularly interested in planting for wildlife and for scent. She wishes she’d never planted that goutweed.

Don’t miss Joanne and Matt’s conversation with Sarah Battersby, co-author of The Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal.

Some of the questions and topics covered:

  • How did the garden journal start?
  • How did you and your sister Helen become involved?
  • Tell us about the digital sourcebook.
  • How is the book’s creator, Margaret Bennet-Adler, still involved?
  • What feedback have you received from last year which prompted changes this year?

To purchase a copy, visit

Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade.

And Matthew Dressing is a horticulturist and landscape designer. He owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, Joanne and Matthew do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics. Their goal is to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

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