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.
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.