Flower Shows & Meetings
Our monthly meetings feature entertaining and informative speakers who educate our members on various aspects of horticulture and gardening. May, September and October meetings include professionally judged flower shows. Points and prizes are awarded to worthy specimens. All members are encouraged to exhibit and participate in this friendly competition.
Schedule of Meetings & Events
All monthly meetings are held in the O’Brien Rooms at the Pickering Recreation Complex starting at 7:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). Doors open at 7:00 pm for exhibitors to place their entries to be judged, before 7:15 pm. Out of consideration for the judges, the 7:15 pm deadline will be strictly enforced.
|January 10, 2017||Speaker: Patricia John
Topic: “Feng Shui in your garden”
Event: Annual Photography Show
|February 14, 2017||Culinary Event: “Movies and Munchies”|
|March 14, 2017||Speaker: Robbie Preston
Topic: “The Story of the Nature of Things – Past, Present and Future”
|April 12, 2017||TBA|
|May 9, 2017||Speaker: John Story
Topic: “New and Interesting Annuals”
|May 13, 2017||Event:
Annual Plant Sale at the Gazebo in Esplanade Park, Pickering 8:00 am to 11:00 am (or until all the plants are sold).
Bring your extra plants or buy someone else’s. Help raise money for the Society.
Knowledgeable Gardeners on Hand
|June 17, 2017||Event:
Pickering Horticultural Society’s Public Flower Show
Location: Pickering Recreation Complex Main Lobby
Entries are to be placed between 9:00 and 10:00 am, judging will start at 10:30 am
|June 27, 2017||Speaker: Paul Laporte
Topic: “Nurture Nature”
|July 8, 2017||Event:
Bus Tour: Pickering Horticultural Society goes on the road.
We all look forward to this great opportunity to visit some wonderful gardens.
Contact: Barbara Twiner
|July – August||No meetings (Lounging in our Gardens)|
|September 12, 2017||Speaker: James Graham
Topic: “Walk Down the Garden Path”
|October 10, 2017||Speaker: Cathy Kavassalis
Topic: “Gardening for Life”
|November 14, 2017||Event:
Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner
Join us for the Election of Officers and Directors, at the Pickering Recreation Complex, O’Brien Rooms
Socializing and Punch Cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by Dinner at 7:00 pm.