Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, Ontario Horticultural Association
Richmond Hill 
Garden & Horticultural Society
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Events Calendar

For a printable one-page PDF of our 2018 Events, click here. 

 

Upcoming events

    • September 04, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McConaghy Seniors' Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

    Glenn BrunettiGuest Speaker: Glenn Brunetti
    Topic: Harvesting and Cooking with Herbs

    This timely presentation will cover the collection, preparation and preservation of a variety of herbs, including identification of those suitable for freezing as compared to preserving in materials such as salt, sugar, oil and vinegars. Glenn’s methods are anticipated to inspire us with ideas for holiday gifts, as well as identification of plants  to include in wish lists for our future gardens. To top things off, he will demonstrate some culinary uses and tempt us with both sweet and savory food samples.
    Glenn Brunetti is a professional herb and food educator who has developed and presented hundreds of diverse and stimulating programs for audiences across Ontario and the U.S., including the Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada Blooms and Mohawk College. Attendees of his 2013 “Versatility of Herbs” presentation to our society still recall the delicious Coriander Pesto, Lavender Pound Cake and Strawberry Dip we sampled that evening.

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    autumn showFlower Show: Late Summer
    Exhibits include specimens of flowering and edible plants growing at this time of year, potted plants, and special designs. Please refer to our 2018 Yearbook or click here for details.
      

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    Photo Contest Results Revealed
    The winners of our 2018 photo contest will be revealed this evening.

     

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    Attendance at this general meeting is free to members, $5 for non-members.

    Members - please remember to wear your name badges!

    • September 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge Street

    Richmond Hill Blooms 2018 signThe Town of Richmond Hill is again sponsoring a gala celebration to honour the residents responsible for the top three gardens in each of the town's six districts, as nominated by the public, and judged by members of the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society.

       

    All members of the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society are encouraged to attend, and the public is also welcome. Attendance is free, but a seating reservation must be made in advance of the event by calling the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts box office at 905/787-8811 or contacting them online at www.rhcentre.ca.

     

    The evening will include a reception with light refreshments, an awards ceremony, and a special presentation by several horticultural specialists from the Town of Richmond Hill.

     

    Doors open at 6:00 pm.
       

    For more information about the Richmond Hill Blooms program, click here.

       

     

    • October 02, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McConaghy Seniors' Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

    Lorraine JohnsonGuest Speaker: Lorraine Johnson
    Topic: Edible Native Plants, City Farmer

    Author Lorraine Johnson’s presentation will focus on native plants that are both beautiful and delicious, providing food for us, as well as for local wildlife like birds and insect pollinators. No doubt, some of the profiled plants will be a surprise – for instance, one fruit native to Ontario looks like a mango and tastes like a banana!
    A Past President of the North American Native Plant Society, Lorraine Johnson is the author of more than ten books on native plant gardening, urban agriculture and environmental issues, including City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing, and the recently republished 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens

     

    Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to purchase some of Lorraine’s books.

     

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    harvest showFlower Show: Harvest
    Exhibits at our final flower show of the year include specimens of flowering and edible plants growing at this time of year, potted plants, and special designs. Details are available in the 2018 Flower Show Schedule (click here).

                

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      Attendance at this general meeting is free to members, $5 for non-members.

    • November 06, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McConaghy Seniors' Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

    Colin CassinGuest Speaker: Colin Cassin
    Topic: Invasive Plants

       
    Grow Me Instead Program Manager Colin Cassin will introduce us to native plant alternatives to a number of invasive plants that escape the borders of our gardens and then thrive in nearby natural areas. As well, he will share best practices for removing invasive plants such as dog-strangling vine, garlic mustard and Phragmites.
    Colin Cassin is the Coordinator of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC), managing programs such as Grow Me Instead, which encourages the use of non-invasive alternative to commonly used invasive horticultural species. More information on this subject is available at www.ontarioinvasiveplants.ca
     

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    Membership Renewal

    Members may pre-pay their 2019 membership dues at this evening's meeting. 

     

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    Attendance at this general meeting is free to members, $5 for non-members.

    Members, please remember to wear your name badges.

Past events

August 07, 2018 August General Meeting with Guest Speaker Scott MacIvor
July 14, 2018 Open Gates Pollinator Garden Tour
July 03, 2018 July General Meeting with Guest Speaker Celia Roberts
June 16, 2018 Garden Ontario Week Bus Trip to Whistling Gardens
June 05, 2018 June General Meeting with Guest Speaker Julia Dimakos
June 01, 2018 Richmond Hill Blooms Nominations
May 26, 2018 Richmond Hill Healthy Yards Event
May 12, 2018 PLANT SALE
May 10, 2018 Oak Ridges Moraine Corridor Park Schools Planting
May 01, 2018 May General Meeting with Guest Speaker Paul LaPorte
April 03, 2018 April General Meeting with Guest Speaker Paul Zammit
March 06, 2018 March General Meeting with Guest Speaker Kevin Kavanagh
March 03, 2018 York Region Seedy Saturday
February 06, 2018 February General Meeting with Guest Speaker Marion Jarvie
January 09, 2018 Annual General Meeting and Photographic Recap of 2017
December 05, 2017 Holiday Celebration
November 07, 2017 November General Meeting with Guest Speaker Heinke Thiessen
October 14, 2017 Bus Trip to Bala Cranberry Festival at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh
October 03, 2017 October General Meeting with Guest Speaker Pat de Valence
September 14, 2017 Third Annual Richmond Hill Blooms Gala
September 12, 2017 Theatre Night - "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
September 05, 2017 September General Meeting with Guest Speaker Frank Kershaw
August 20, 2017 Members' Garden Visits
August 01, 2017 August General Meeting with Guest Speaker Dan Cooper
July 23, 2017 Members' Garden Visits
July 18, 2017 "Flowers and Veggies" Bus Trip CANCELLED
July 04, 2017 July General Meeting with Guest Speaker Carol Pasternak
June 06, 2017 June General Meeting with Guest Speaker Dugald Cameron
June 04, 2017 Mill Pond Splash
June 01, 2017 Richmond Hill Blooms Nominations
May 27, 2017 Richmond Hill Healthy Yards Event
May 13, 2017 PLANT SALE
May 11, 2017 Oak Ridges Moraine Corridor Park Schools Planting
May 02, 2017 May General Meeting with Guest Speaker Dennis Zhu
April 04, 2017 April General Meeting with Guest Speaker Ken Brown
March 07, 2017 March General Meeting with Guest Speaker Joan Stonehocker
March 04, 2017 York Region Seedy Saturday
February 07, 2017 Annual General Meeting and Photographic Recap of 2016
January 10, 2017 January General Meeting (AGM)
December 06, 2016 Holiday Celebration and Awards Banquet
November 01, 2016 November General Meeting with Presentation
October 04, 2016 October General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show
September 29, 2016 Second Annual Richmond Hill Blooms Gala
September 29, 2016 Unveiling of 100th Anniversary Portal
September 17, 2016 "Clematis Galore" Bus Trip
September 13, 2016 Theatre Night - "Trying"
September 10, 2016 Corn Roast
September 06, 2016 September General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show
August 21, 2016 Members' Garden Visits
August 02, 2016 August General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show
July 24, 2016 Members' Garden Visits
July 16, 2016 Open Gates Fairy Garden Tour
July 05, 2016 Photography Competition Submissions Deadline
July 05, 2016 July General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show
June 12, 2016 Members' Garden Visits
June 07, 2016 June General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show
June 05, 2016 Mill Pond Splash
June 01, 2016 Richmond Hill Blooms Nominations
May 25, 2016 Purchase "Garden Sunshine" Rose
May 14, 2016 Richmond Hill Healthy Yards Event
May 12, 2016 Oak Ridges Moraine Corridor Park Schools Planting
May 07, 2016 Plant Sale
May 03, 2016 May General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show
April 05, 2016 April General Meeting with Presentation
April 02, 2016 York Region Seedy Saturday
March 14, 2016 Canada Blooms Bus Trip
March 05, 2016 Advance Sales of "Garden Sunshine" Rose
March 01, 2016 March General Meeting with Presentation
February 02, 2016 February General Meeting with Presentation
January 12, 2016 January General Meeting (AGM)
December 01, 2015 Holiday Celebration and Awards Banquet
November 03, 2015 November General Meeting with Presentation
October 06, 2015 October General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show
September 17, 2015 First Annual Richmond Hill Blooms Gala
September 13, 2015 Corn Roast
September 12, 2015 "Blooming Naturally" Bus Trip
September 01, 2015 September General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show
August 27, 2015 Russell Tilt Park Tree Planting & Stewardship
August 16, 2015 Members' Garden Visits
August 04, 2015 August General Meeting with Presentation and Flower Show

 

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