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2018 Garden Tour

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Welcome to the Nobleton & King City Garden Club

Founded in 1958, N&KCGC is celebrating it's 60th Anniversary in 2018. If you love gardening or want to learn more about Canada's top hobby, please join us. Have an evening of fun and learning. Expand your knowledge and increase your skills with interesting speakers, demonstrations and hands on experience. Spend time with others who love nature and growth. We invite everyone, beginners, experienced gardeners and anywhere in-between, to join us.


Our monthly meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month March to October. (except May, see events calendar). We meet on the lower level of The Women's Institute Building (Nobleton Community Hall) 19 Old King Rd., Nobleton. (Hwy 27 & King). Doors open at 7:00p.m. Meetings start at 8:00p.m. (Please see the MEETINGS section for upcoming speakers and events for 2018)

Annual General Meeting: November 26th, 6:00p.m. on the lower level of The Women's Institute Building.

Annual membership is $20.00 for individuals or $30.00 for two members in the same family. Non-member fee is $5 for the monthly meetings, $3 if you are a member of another society (with membership card).


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Monday, March 26th - York Region Water for Tomorrow, Sponsor.  Speaker Sean James presents Fusion Gardening. Encouraged by many municipalites and regions, Fusion Gardening blends LID (rainwater handling) with xeriscaping (drought-tolerant gardening) and folds in plantings to enhance biodiversity.  One of the main focus of this style is to engage the public with beauty.  Since it's so important that property owners take up this gauntlet, we'll address the backbone of each of these disciplines, and discuss how to do each artfully.  (NO Flower Show).

Monday, April 23rd - 60th Anniversary Celebration.  Join us for coffee and cake.  Meet long-time friends, new members and guests.  Enjoy archival displays and a retrospect of 60 years of our Society. (Flower Show) R.S.V.P. invitation

Monday, May 21st, - 11am to 4pm - PLANT SALE at the Nobleton Arena Grounds which follow the Nobleton Victoria Day Parade.  We have a Float in the Parade celebrating our 60th Anniversary. Choose from a selection of locally grown plants.  Shop, ask questions, kids enjoy activities.  Come early for best selection!

Monday, May 28th - Speaker Robert Pavlis presents Gardening Myths. Well-known speaker, educator and author Robert Pavlis will debunk Gardening myths like:  Do weed barriers prevent weeds from growing?  Ar natural pesticides safe?  Learn truths with beautiful visuals of gardens, flowers and trees.  (Possible book signing and sales). (Flower Show)

Monday, June 25th - Speaker Lianne Harris, presents The Garden: History and Stories of Famous Flowers.  A beautiful flower garden in the past was a sign of culture and great wealth and maybe a bit of bribery, smuggling and extortion as well.  Take a walk down the garden path and find where these flowers actually came from and why they are so special. (Flower Show)

Sunday, July 15th, GARDEN TOUR - 10AM TO 4 PM.  Rain or Shine. 

This self-guided driving tour introduces you to two of King Townships' community villages:  Nobleton and King City, and the beautiful rolling countryside between them.  There are eight unique and diverse gardens on the tour, including a remarkable country property certified as a Wildlife Habitat, a village property featuring a striking contemporary garden, and an estate property with a lovely colourful country garden surrounding the home. 

In order to make this year's tour special, the Garden Club asked Arts Society King (ASK) artists to enhance some of the gardens with their work.  Pieces from artists under consideration for placement on the Garden Tour represent a wide range of media such as children's art, woodworking, and versatile resin.  Melina Lisi, a relative newcomer to ASK, creates colourful paintings on wood, using resins of bright fuchsias and bold blues.  Her work can be left outdoors.

Tickets for the Garden Tour are $15 and can be purchased at Black Forest Garden Centre, King Heritage and Cultural Centre, Glen Echo Garden Centre and Nobleton Pharmacy.  On the day of the tour, July 15, tickets may also be purchased at any of the garden locations on the tour.  Look for the Garden Tour signage at intersections in Nobleton and King City. 

Thursday, August 16th,   - No meeting - Member only event - Visit Barrie's Garden Centre

Monday, September 24th - Fall Home Entrance Design.  Join us for a creative workshop where you'll learn some simple design techniques and principles to create your own masterpiece to dress your  home's entrance for the season. R.S.V.P. required.  $20 fee for non-members. (Flower Show)

Monday, October 22nd - Cathy Nesbitt presents Super Sprouts and Wonder Worms.  Cahty will show us how to bring gardening indoors and give us a taste of super simple sprouting for vibrant health and wellness.  Learn about vermicomposting.  Sprouters, and composters will be available for purchase.(NO Flower Show)

Monday, November 26th, 6:00 p.m. - Annual General Meeting and Potluck Dinner. AGM Business, Year in retrospective, awards, guests of honour for a pleasant evening of networking and conversation. (NO Flower Show)




Cathy Nesbitt - Super Sprouts and Wonder Worms
by Kelly Lavis

On Monday October 22nd, our Guest Speaker Cathy Nesbitt is going to show us how to bring gardening indoo

Last Updated: 2018-10-09