Meetings & Events

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.
Destination:  TBA
Price: TBA
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.