Welcome to the Pakenham Horticultural Society, your local garden club! Gardeners helping Gardeners
Join us at
St. Andrews United Church Hall, Pakenham
3rd Wednesday most months
You don't need to be an expert to join our club!!
We are a group of energetic gardeners of all ages and levels of experience.
We happily share our love and knowledge of gardening in the Ottawa Valley.
Wed Feb 20 2019 7:30 p.m.
Bob Volks, Gilligallou Bird Inc.,
“Backyard Birding and Native Plants”
Bob and Louise Volks opened their backyard birding store in Almonte in 2011. Their success continues to be built upon the founding philosophies of providing an enhanced birding experience through quality seed, resources, and service. Bob will share the secrets of attracting birds to your garden all year long—from nesting boxes to native grasses.
First instalment of Garden Lecture Series
TWEETS EATS & GARDEN RAMBLES
Magic in Your Own Backyard
For over 90 years, the volunteers of this Society have been "Making Ontario Beautiful". We maintain plantings at the Five Span Bridge Park, the Arena, the Cenotaph, as well as barrels and planters along the main street of Pakenham.
We also stage three fun Flower Shows each year, including the Flower and Vegetable Show at the Pakenham Fair. Not sure about how to show your flowers, check these helpful hints.
The 2018 Award winners are........
For kids interested in learning more about growing, we have a Junior Gardeners Club
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2018 we continue many activities to Make Ontario Beautiful
Jill Moxley and Lori Ray
All photos courtesy of Judy McGrath and Lani Holland
Celebrating 90 Years - Reflections on how things change
by Mimi Edmondson
Pakenham Hort's membership has varied over the years from 200 to just making up the 50 members to make the provincial grant. Always, the diversity of the age groups and people enrich the experience. Also, by having the executive and committee members rotate responsibilities, new concepts and ideas are experienced.
One of the earliest things I remember about Pakenham flower shows are those members bringing in entries "to help make the show". This willingness to contribute has made the Pakenham flower shows a joy to attend and famous in the Dist