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Small Trees for Small Spaces

Often called the backbone of a garden, trees and shrubs give a yard structure and form. They provide benefits of year-round beauty, while improving our environment and providing food and habitat for wildlife.

Cathy Kavassalis

Oct. 17, 2022

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605 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton, ON L9T 6J5, Canada

Often called the backbone of a garden, trees and shrubs give a yard structure and form. They provide benefits of year-round beauty, while improving our environment and providing food and habitat for wildlife.


A passionate gardener and conservationist, Cathy is a former chemist and teacher. She did her doctoral work at M.I.T. and a master's in environmental education from the University of Toronto. She has taught and worked with not-for-profit organizations promoting biodiversity. Cathy volunteers as an educator and inspirational speaker. She is an active member of the Halton Region group of Master Gardeners of Ontario (MGOI) and helps moderate the MGOI Facebook Group. She is a former President of Oakville Horticultural Society and member of the Board of Directors for the Royal Botanical Gardens. Cathy loves to garden and believes that caring for plants is critical for our well-being and our planet. By sharing her knowledge, she endeavors to stimulate interest and awe in the living world.


Often called the backbone of a garden, trees and shrubs give a yard structure and form. They provide benefits of year-round beauty, while improving our environment and providing food and habitat for wildlife. How do you choose the right tree for your space? Native is best for biodiversity, but fruit bearing trees may be more to your taste. Large trees can be kept small, but there are many small trees and large shrubs that may be a better fit. The possibilities for small spaces, while not endless are extensive. Join us to get a few ideas for creating your own small oasis.


Flower Show Theme: The Colours of Canada

Show Exhibits to be entered between 6:15 and 6:50 pm on the evening of the show.

See details in the Yearbook


Location: Milton Sports Centre, Banquet Hall, Masks required. Visitors welcome ($5), Members free.

We’re an enthusiastic group of individuals brought together by a common passion. Have a look at what we’ve got coming up, and if you’re interested in joining the Milton & District Horticultural Society simply get in touch today.