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North Hastings Garden Club


Bancroft Horticultural Society aka North Hastings Garden Club


            MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD AT CLUB 580, 168 Hastings St. N., Bancroft, ON at 7:00 p.m.


We would love to see anyone interested in becoming a member of the Bancroft Horticultural Society to please come to a meeting and check us out at no cost. If you decide to join, our membership prices are listed below. All ages welcomed.



Memberships for 2019 $15.00  single / $20.00 family (family includes 2 adults and children or grandchildren under 18 years of age living in the same household)


January 22, 2019

Membership fees are due this month.

Speaker: Leslie Hunt  

Growing Berries (including Haskap, Raspberry, Blueberry and Gooseberry)


Prickly Beauty A cactus or succulent dish garden - may have one or more plants, and rocks or other complimentary props, as desired.

Photographs Photos must be taken by the entrant, and each photo must be original, with no alterations of any kind. Each entry should be 4” x 6” in size and be mounted on a 6”x 8” piece of black paper.


1. Nature’s Artwork

2. Patterns

3. Wild Weather

4. Solo

5. Twitter

6. Wayside Wonders—plants that grow beside the road

Exhibitors are to affix a label to the back of the photo with their name, the category and whether the photo is digital or film.

 February 26, 2019

 Speaker: Fred Werner The tree & shrub program offered by the Bancroft Stewardship Council


African Violet (Saintpaulia) Bring your most perfect specimen, with the most blooms. Remember, turn it regularly, so leaves develop equally all around the plant.

Two’s Company A design featuring a pair of one of the elements - vases, candles, etc. Purchased flowers and/or foliage may be incorporated.

March 26, 2019

Small Groups: Show and Tell - This is an opportunity for members to show pictures, a slide show, items and/or about something related to personal gardening.                          

Competitions: An Added Touch

          Garden Art - created by entrant (from recycled materials,     

etc.) Use your imagination

Edible Herb

  Herbs, a minimum of 3 types, growing in a container, and labeled.

April 23, 2019

Speaker: Annette Vandendriessche

      ~~essential oils  

Competitions: Wee Spring Beauties

               A bouquet of early spring flowers, 7 inches

           or under, in all directions.

             Your Favourite House Plant

          May have flowers or only foliage. To be viewed from all sides. Must be owned by entrant for at least 3 months, and be labelled. 

 Saturday, May 25, 2019

Remember the plant sale, at the Club 580,

from 10am to 1pm.
Please bring plant donations between 8 and 10am


May 28, 2019

Speaker:  Garry Edwards (Meadowview Gardens)

              ~~ Tales from a Victorian Kitchen Garden~~

Competitions: Iris

               1 stem of your favourite Iris, in bloom, with own foliage.


                         A container holding both live, growing plants, (in or out of pots) and cut flowers (in tubes of water, oasis or a mini-vase). Moss, decorative wood or rock may be included. No cut foliage is permitted. Cut flowering or fruited branches may be used. 


 June 25, 2019

Speaker:  Penny Stewart 

~~Canada’s Public Gardens~~

Competitions: Salute to Canada - An arrangement using flowers in red  & white only, with complimentary foliage (any size or form). Accessories allowed.



Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Entry Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (These hours will be strictly   enforced.)

Judging: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Public Viewing: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by our regular  monthly meeting, with speaker Penny Stewart, talking about Canada’s Public Gardens, and showing her wonderful photos.

Everyone is welcome to attend. 


All classes are open only to bonafide BHS members.

Only 1 entry per person, in any class.

 Entry tags will be supplied by the show committee, on arrival at the hall.

All plant material must be from entrants own garden.

Potted plants must have been owned by the entrant for a minimum of 3 months.


Entries should be in clear vases, or suitable size, with enough water to keep entry in good condition.




1. Pansies - 5 stems, with own foliage

2. Marigolds - 3 stems (all one variety)

3. Geranium (Pelargorium) - 3 stems (may be different cultivars)

4. Petunias - 5 stems, all the same variety




5. Peony - 1 white bloom, no foliage

6. Peony - 1 pink bloom, no foliage

7. Peony - 1 red/wine bloom, no foliage

8. Iris (Bearded) - 1 spike of white or yellow

9. Iris (Bearded) - 1 spike of light mauve or blue

10. Iris (Bearded) - 1 spike dark blue/purple

11. Iris (Bearded) - 1 spike bi-coloured

12. Iris (Siberian) - 3 spikes, all one colour

13. Iris (Siberian) - 3 spikes, 3 different colours

14. Rose - 1 bloom, any type

15. Rose (shrub type) - 1 stem, any variety, with multiple blooms

16. Rose - in a bowl or brandy snifter (bloom should float, without touching sides of container)

17. Delphinium - 1 spike, any colour

18. Lupins - 3 spikes, 3 different colours

19. Poppy - 1 stem, any variety (name, if possible)

20. Allium - 3 stems, with blooms under 4 inches

21. Any perennial not listed - 1 stem or stalk (must be named)

22. Hosta - 3 leaves, green, 3 inches to 5 inches ( Hosta leaves are measured across their width, not length)

23. Hosta - 3 leaves, variegated, 5 inches to 8 inches (should be 3 different cultivars, but matching in size)

More information will be posted as this site allows. 


Last Updated: 2018-12-23