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Welcome to our website. We want to invite you on a journey through our Society, meet our members and  the Board of Directors. You will visit our events and watch our public projects grow. You will see, learn, and meet many likeminded gardeners.


Come join us! 



Our meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at the St. Simon & Jude Hall

267 Meunier Street, Belle River. Meetings begin at 7:30 





It is time to renew your membership. The cost is the same ten dollars as before. Please consider joining our society. Check below for the benefits.

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BRHS  St Thomas / London  BUS TRIP                  Saturday, JUNE 3, 2017


First, an early visit to Ivco Tree Farms (a new place for us).  Then Heritage Country Gardens (.com) which is a large facility with annuals, perennials & a gift shop. A buffet lunch (included) is at the Wayside Inn in Talbotville (across from Pickard’s Peanuts. Then to Canadale’s (a large full-service nursery w. tons of greenhouses, trees, shrubs, hostas, perennials, wildflowers,evergreens, (esp. dwarf varieties).   Lastly, a return visit to  Heeman’s (, a family-run strawberry farm and garden centre with a Sundae Bar / Café!  Tickets will be available at our May meeting.


As usual, we leave from the parking lot behind Belle River high school  - at 7:30 am sharpreturning at approximately 6:30pm.  The cost will be $47 (bus cost, lunch & gratuities included) 

Contact:  Margaret Dudley, 395 Cooper Cr., Belle River, ON, N0R 1A0,    (519-715-9373)

 June 20 is our last meeting before the summer break. It is a potluck and our flower show. See below the schedule for the flower show. We appreciate Marg Dudley's effort to assemble the schedule and arrange the judging for the show.



1  One Hybrid Tea Rose - one stem

2  Floribunda Rose - one spray

3  Climbing Rose - one spray

4  Miniature Rose - one stem

5  Peonies - one bloom, any variety

6  Iris, bearded - one stalk

7  Iris, siberian three stems one variety

8  Lily (lilium)- one stem

9  Daylily (Hemerocallis) - one bloom in a bowl

10 Delphinium - one stem

11 Hosta - three stems of one variety

12 Perennial - not listed above - one stem

13 Annual - three stems one variety

14 Shrub or Tree - one stem or spray in a container

15 House Plant - judged on foliage

16 House Plant - judged on flowers

INVITATIONAL CLASS: For those do not wish to enter into the

      competition, but would like to display any plant or flower.



You may use purchased or your own plant material

1  CELEBRATE CANADA - a design showing one aspect of Canada

                               - any plant material - accessories allowed

2  RED and WHITE - a design using only red and white plant material

3  GARDEN RICHES a wicker basket or container with an  

                              arrangement of fruits and /or vegetables

4  SUMMER DAY -a bouquet in a vase using only 7 flower stems,

                             any colour or variety

BEST IN SHOW - a cup will be awarded to the best overall entry.

Judges look for form, colour and stage of development as well as cultural (growing) perfection.

With 2 or more specimens... uniformity in size is important.

Freshness and condition of foliage along with the proportion of the stem to the cultivar are looked at carefully.

The quality of colour and size as well as the number of flowers, is important.

Entries must be free of pests and disease. Any damaged foliage should be carefully removed.


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Last Updated: 2017-05-20