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Speakers Program - 2016-2017








Welcome to the Pond of Ayr

President's Name: Lynn Creeden

Past President's Name:  Jean Rickert

General Information

Date of Inception: 1920
Floral Emblem: Scottish Thistle
Colour: Mauve
Number of Adult Members: 126
Location of Meetings: Ayr Firehall, Scott St., Ayr
When: Last Monday - September to November, January to May
Time: 7:30 PM (unless otherwise specified)


Join us at the Ayr Fire Hall (unless otherwise noted)

 Refreshments servcd at 7:15 p.m



September 26th, 2016:  Decorating Inside and Out for Thanksgiving

Martina Reckl - Sheridan Nursery (NOTE:  at Sheridan Nursery, Ottawa St., Kitchener, 6:00-8:00)

October 24th, 2016:    Miniature Fairy Gardens

Diane Hutchinson - Walter's Greenhouse & Garden Centre

November 28th, 2016:   Christmas Table Centre with Succulents                                                           (workshop)

Colour Paradise (Membership is required to participate)

January 30th, 2017:      Trees and Shrubs

Janet Cox - John's Nursery, St Jacobs

Feburary 27th, 2017:     Gardening as Therapy

Lynn Leach, Glen Morris

March 27th, 2017:          Everything about Gardening

Lynn Creeden and Jean Rickert

April 24th, 2017:             Raised Garden Beds

Tara Nolan, Hamilton

May 29th, 2017:              Everything You Want to Know About                                                        Dragonflies

Tom Woodcock - RARE






     Ayr Horticultural Society encourages you to join us!



"One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve."             Thoreau


















Creating Balance in the Gardner's Body
by MLB

At our society's February meeting, Susan Takacs, a devoted Yoga practitioner and teacher, introduced us to the benefits of Yoga as a way to combat back fatique and pulled muscles which are so common among gardners.  Susan was first inspired to pursue Yoga while travelling in Nepal and has never looked back on her decision. 

After a short anatomy lesson on the spine and how to maintain proper posture, we were introduced to some beginner stretches for the hands, wrists, feet and ankles.  All of this could be done from the comfort of our chairs....Ahhhhhh.  For the

Last Updated: 2017-03-25