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The Creemore Horticultural Society has been part of the Creemore community since 1921. We are a friendly group of gardeners who meet on a regular basis to have a good time with like-minded people while learning about gardening and nature, working in community gardens, or participating in various special events such as flower shows, a plant sale, and more. You are ALWAYS welcome to our meetings and to public events.
We hold meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month except July, August and December, starting at 7:30 pm. All meetings are held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall at 22 Caroline Street West in Creemore. Locations of other events are included in the event description.
January 16, 2019
Annual General Meeting—the Society’s yearly business meeting. If you cannot attend, please contact the President to submit your proxy.
February 20, 2019
Speaker: Kyle Harrison of Not So Hollow Farm
Topic: “Native Plants for Your Backyard Birds”
March 20, 2019
Speaker: Richard Gillman
Topic: “What You Should Know about Cannabis”
April 3, 2019—Seed-Starting Hands-On Workshop
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall. Learn to grow your own plants from seed. All supplies including seeds (varieties to be announced) are provided. You will go home with planted seeds and instructions on how to care for them. Open to the public as well as members. All ages are welcome but age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult; one child per adult. Preregistration is required to ensure adequate supplies. A donation of $5 to help cover costs is requested.
April 17, 2019—INVITE A FRIEND NIGHT
Members are encouraged to bring a friend to this meeting.
Speaker: Miriam Goldberger of Wildflower Farm
Topic: “The Real History of the Lawn in North America”
Miriam will have products available for sale so bring $$!
May 1, 2019—Veggie Gardening 101 Seminar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A how-to-get-started class for first time veggie gardeners or for anyone who wants help improving their veggie gardening skills. Advance registration is required. All ages are welcome; those age 15 and under must be with an adult. (One child per adult, please.) Free.
May 15, 2019
Speaker: Edith George of the Urban Forest Council
Topic: “Heritage Trees”
June 1, 2019—Plant Sale at Station on the Green
8:00 am to Noon. Members and the public will find the BEST values on locally grown perennials suited to our growing area. Knowledgeable members can assist you in choosing your plants.
June 19, 2019
In-house Spring Flower Display; Members in attendance will judge all entries.
Speakers: Our Own Master Gardeners Charlotte Vorstermans and Gail Cocker (in training)
Topic: Two topics to be announced
July 19-20, 2019—Flower Show at Station on the Green
On Friday, July 19, all entries for the Flower Show must be delivered to the Station on the Green between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Judging begins at 5:30 pm. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, the Creemore Flower Show is FREE and open to all at Station on the Green from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
August 21, 2019
The Annual Society Potluck for members and guests only. Bring your favourite sweet or savoury dish to share with all. Social time at 5:30 pm, food served at 6:00 pm.
September 14, 2019
GARDEN TOUR! Enjoy many Creemore private gardens in full late summer bloom. Time and itinerary to be announced.
September 18, 2019
In-house Fall Flower and Vegetable Show.
Speaker: Julie Dimakos, Gardening Girl
Topic: “After the Harvest”
October 12, 2019—Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements Sale
The annual sale of Fall Floral Pumpkins will be held at the Creemore Thanksgiving Market on October 12, starting at 8:00 am and going until we sell the last pumpkin (usually about 11:00 am).
October 16, 2019—VISITORS’ NIGHT
Members of all OHA Societies are invited to attend.
Speaker: Sean James of Sean James Consulting and Design
Topic: “Soil, and the Things Living in It”
November 20, 2019
In-house Photography Show
Workshop Led by Heidi Sterrenburg of Rural Roots Nursery and Market Garden
Make Your Own Wreath/Centrepiece/Urn, Etc. Details and fee to be announced.
Remember your wallet so you can purchase your Christmas Dinner tickets.
December 11, 2019—Annual Christmas Dinner
At the Creemore Legion for members and their guests. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner served at 6:00 pm. Tickets sold at the November meeting. Please bring a donation for the Stayner Food Bank.
Please note! Additional events or changes to the above schedule may be announced throughout the year. The latest information will always be provided in the monthly emails to members.
WHAT WE GROW
Beauty for the Community of Creemore by designing and caring for public gardens.
Love of gardening through informative and fun monthly meetings with knowledgeable guest speakers on a variety of topics.
Community participation in gardening by offering quality plants suited to local growing at our annual plant sale in May.
Appreciation of flowers and vegetables by holding an annual free flower show each July
Love of nature through educational programs about the relationship between our gardens and our climate, our soils, and our native wildlife.
Community spirit by participating in communityevents such as the Farmers Market, the Children’s Festival, and the Santa Claus Parade.
Friendship by socializing with people who share common interests.
Hands-on learning of gardening skills by providing volunteer opportunities in our gardens and special events.
Last Updated: 2019-02-23