Dugald Cameron’s gardening career began at an early age in my English Grandmother’s garden where he’d occasionally help out with weeding & digging.
He says he must have “caught the bug” then, because he’s been interested in plants and gardens ever since. With his wife Lynn Pashleigh, and father they started Gardenimport, a mail order nursery in 1983 because they couldn’t find the quality or selection of plants they wanted for their gardens. Offering a top quality selection of the latest seeds, flower bulbs and plants to Canadian gardeners from a catalogue and website, Gardenimport after 32 years of business was closed in 2014.
Dugald was on the board of directors at The Toronto Botanical Garden for 13 years and continues to volunteer there, teaching and writing for the Trellis magazine. He speaks on many subjects to Horticultural Societies in Southern Ontario and has sat in for Ed Lawrence on CBC’s Ontario Today. He was the founding president of the Greater Toronto Bulb Society and is a member of numerous horticultural societies. His diverse gardening interests include spring & summer flowering bulbs, shrubs, perennials and clematis.