Welcome to Garden Making

We inspire home gardeners. Discover Garden Making magazine.

At this time of year

winter arrnagements

Make your own winter arrangements

Winter containers use branches from shrubs and trees to add colour and texture for winter arrangements that will last until spring.

Books are always a welcome gift for many gardeners.

Great gardening gifts

We asked several well-known Canadian gardeners to describe the best gardening gifts they ever received, and for perfect gift ideas for new gardeners.


Discovering new poinsettias

Poinsettias bloom just in time for the holiday season. They can live under the worst light conditions for three to four weeks, and longer with more light.

Plant ideas

Gardens to Visit

Kingsbrae operates a lovely café, tempting garden shop and a plant nursery.

Kingsbrae Garden in charming St. Andrews

From the moment she arrived at Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Lorraine Flanigan’s camera didn’t stop clicking. This 27-acre garden opened in 1998.

Magnolia stellata 'Rosea' photographed by Lorraine Beswick

An appreciation of magnolias

A group of horticulturists, community members, nursery people and gardeners plant magnolias in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

Food to Grow

Garlic bulbs and- bulbils (Photo by Carol Pope)

4 fabulous ways to harvest homegrown garlic

Among the healthiest foods we can eat, homegrown garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Garlic can be enjoyed four ways: as young or mature bulbs, scapes and greens.


orchard harvest

Sharing the harvest

There may be an organization near you eager to share the harvest or pick that fruit to distribute or sell in your community.