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 9, 2018 Speaker:  Mary Gawen, TRCA
Topic: “Rain Gardens”
Event: Annual Photography Show
February 13, 2018 Speaker:  Conrad Monteiro
Topic:  “Garden Landscape Lighting”
Event:  Annual Culinary Arts
March 13, 2018 Speaker:  Conrad Richter, Richter Herbs
Topic:  “What to Grow when All Hell Breaks Loose”
April 10, 2018 Speaker:  Melissa Spearing
Topic:  “Flower Phenology”
Event:  Visitors’ Day ~ Invite a friend, family member, coffee buddy to the meeting
May 8, 2018 Speaker:  William Grainger
Topic:  “Pelargoniums & Geraniums”
May 12, 2018 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 16, 2018 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 26, 2018 Speaker:  Dugald Cameron
Topic:  “Tips & Tricks”
Sign-up for the Flower Arranging Workshop being held on October 9, 2018
July 7, 2018 Event:
Annual “Mystery” 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 2018 No meetings (Lounging in our Gardens)
September 11, 2018 Speaker: Sean James
Topic: “20 Bullet-Proof Plants”
October 9, 2018 Event:  Flower Arranging Workshop
(Sign-up at the June 26 meeting)
November 13, 2018 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.