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

For a printable one-page PDF of our 2020 Events, click here. 

 

Upcoming events

    • April 07, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

    APRIL GENERAL MEETING CANCELLED
       

    As a precaution to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and help ensure the safety of our members and the scheduled speaker, the April 7th General Meeting has been CANCELLED. 


    Our 2020 Barker Lecture, featuring Conrad Richter's presentation, "A Half Century of Herbs," has been postponed to our society's August 4th General Meeting. 


    • April 11, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Richmond Hill Public Library - Central, 1 Atkinson St.

    Richmond Hill Public Library Logo

     

    Seedy Saturday Participation

     

    PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. To mitigate the possibility of April Library event cancellations, the organizer is exploring the possibility of an online Seedy Saturday experience. More information will be posted when available.


    If this event continues as scheduled, the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society volunteers will be on hand at the Central Branch of the Richmond Hill Public Library between 11 am and 4 pm to answer general gardening questions and promote membership in our society.


    2019 Event Photo


    Please stop by to participate in the event, or just to say, "Hello."

     

     

     

      

    • April 25, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Richmond Hill Public Library - Central, 1 Atkinson St.

    Richmond Hill Public Library Logo

     

    Seedy Saturday Participation

     

    PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. To mitigate the possibility of April Library event cancellations, the organizer is exploring the possibility of an online Seedy Saturday experience. More information will be posted when available.


    If this event continues as scheduled, the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society volunteers will be on hand at the Central Branch of the Richmond Hill Public Library between 11 am and 4 pm to answer general gardening questions and promote membership in our society.


    2019 Event Photo


    Please stop by to participate in the event, or just to say, "Hello."

     

     

     

      

    • May 05, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

    Kristen MartynGuest Speaker: Kristen Martyn
    Topic: Gardening for the Birds
       

    Attendees of tonight’s presentation will learn how to create a garden for the birds and other wildlife to enjoy, improving their lives and resulting in a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family.  This presentation focuses on the four key elements of wildlife attraction, as well as the use of specific types of plants (with an emphasis on native plants).  Packed full of photos of local backyard birds and wildlife, this presentation is a must for anyone who enjoys gardening and is looking for ways to attract wildlife to their property.

    Proprietor of the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Barrie (www.barrie.wbu.com), Kristen Martyn describes herself as a birder, naturalist, entrepreneur, tour leader, speaker, traveler and wildlife photographer. Her explorations of the natural world began at a young age, developing into a lifelong passion for wildlife and the outdoors, and a personal mission to teach people about nature and bring them together with the natural world.

     

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    SPRING FLOWER SHOW2020 Flower Show Schedule

    The Spring Show is our first Flower Show of the new decade! Exhibits include specimens of flowering and edible plants growing at this time of year, potted plants, and special designs.

    Click here to review our full 2020 Flower Schedule, including rules and guidelines.

    Click here for the 2-page Spring Show Schedule.


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


    • May 09, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

     2020 Plant Sale Flyer 


    2020 Plant Sale

     

    For more information about this annual fundraiser, please visit our Plant Sale page (click here). 

     

     

    • May 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Richmond Hill Operations Centre, 1200 Elgin Mills Road East

    Healthy YardsRichmond Hill Healthy Yards Event

     

    PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. If this event, which promotes sustainable, non-chemical methods of maintaining healthy lawns and gardens, continues as scheduled, please stop by our booth.

     

    Our members will answer gardening questions and promote healthy gardening practices. We will demonstrate to adults and children how interesting and beneficial growing plants can be, and we may even have some pollinator-friendly plants available for sale!

     

    For more information, click here.

    • June 02, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

    Darryl ChengGuest Speaker: Darryl Cheng
    Topic: Essentials of House Plant Care
       

    Author of The New Plant Parent book published in 2019, Darryl Cheng aspires to improve our knowledge of house plant care, thereby improving the health of the plants and our enjoyment of them. The New Plant ParentNoting that internet searches for plant care advice tend to leave people with more questions than answers, Darryl endeavors to provide a fresh perspective and clarity. His science-based, practical approach has helped thousands understand the essentials of house plant care and become confident “plant parents."

    In addition to authoring The New Plant Parent, Darryl Cheng is the creator of the popular blog and Instagram account, House Plant Journal. Darryl’s commitment to excellence, passion for plants and thirst for knowledge have transformed him into one of the most trusted sources of information about house plants on the internet. His Instagram account has more than 350,000 followers, and his plant time-lapse videos have gone viral around the world.

     

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    IRIS, PEONY and ROSE FLOWER SHOW2020 Flower Show Schedule

    Exhibits include specimens of flowering and edible plants growing at this time of year, potted plants, and special designs.

    Click here to review our full 2020 Flower Schedule, including rules and guidelines.

    Click here for the 2-page Schedule specific to tonight's event.


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


    • August 04, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

    Conrad RichterGuest Speaker: Conrad Richter
    Topic: A Half Century of Herbs
       

    When the founders of Richters, Otto and Waltraut Richter, started growing herbs for personal use in the 1960s, they never expected anyone to take an interest in the odd-looking plants growing in a corner of a greenhouse filled with flowering geraniums, petunias and marigolds for sale. But people did notice those strange plants and started to ask about them. Not knowing the English names,2020 Richters Catalogue Waltraut would try to explain how to use the herbs just as her mother used them back home in Germany. And so a seed sprouted and grew into what Richters Herbs is today.

    For our 10th annual Barker Lecture, second generation owner, Conrad Richter, will recount the stories of the many herbs first introduced to Canadian gardeners through the Richters catalogue.  Attendees of tonight's meeting will have the opportunity to go home with some of the special herbs featured in this presentation.

    Conrad Richter, President of Richters Herbs (www.Richters.com) is a Botanist and leader in herbal research and development. Through his efforts, many herbal discoveries and plants of international origin are now available to North American gardeners.

     

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


    • September 08, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

    Antonio ValenteGuest Speaker: Antonio Valente
    Topic: Growing Cut Flowers
       

    Antonio Valente will inspire us with the evolving story of his successful business, share his favourite cut flower varieties and describe the gardening techniques he uses for small scale/high output flower farming without the use of harmful chemicals.

    A frequent guest on CTV’s “Your Morning” show, Antonio Valente is a Thornhill flower farmer specializing in a wide range of specialty and heirloom cut flowers and foliage for high-end floral shops in the GTA. His website, www.AntonioValenteFlowers.com, includes gardening advice and an online shop selling seeds and bulbs for specimens great as cut flowers. Antonio also maintains an Instagram account (www.Instagram.com/AntonioValenteFlowers) with many beautiful images of the flowers he grows and sells.

     

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    AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW2020 Flower Show Schedule

    Exhibits include specimens of flowering and edible plants growing at this time of year, potted plants, and special designs.

    Click here to review our full 2020 Flower Schedule, including rules and guidelines.

    Click here for the 2-page Autumn Show Schedule.


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


Past events

March 07, 2020 York Region Seedy Saturday
March 03, 2020 March General Meeting with Guest Speaker Tara Nolan
February 04, 2020 February General Meeting with Guest Speaker Stefan Weber
January 14, 2020 Annual General Meeting
December 03, 2019 Holiday Celebration
November 05, 2019 November General Meeting with Guest Speaker Terry Kennedy and Volunteer Committee Expo
October 01, 2019 October General Meeting with Guest Speaker Ken Brown
September 19, 2019 Fifth Annual Richmond Hill Blooms Gala
September 03, 2019 September General Meeting with Guest Speaker Jeff Mason
August 18, 2019 Members' Garden Visits
August 06, 2019 August General Meeting with Guest Speaker Dan Cooper
July 21, 2019 Members' Garden Visits
July 02, 2019 July General Meeting with Guest Speaker Charlie Dobbin
June 23, 2019 Members' Garden Visits
June 15, 2019 Bus Trip to the Purple Hills of Mulmur
June 04, 2019 June General Meeting with Guest Speaker Jim Lounsbery
May 31, 2019 Richmond Hill Blooms Nominations
May 25, 2019 Richmond Hill Healthy Yards Event
May 22, 2019 Oak Ridges Moraine Corridor Park Schools Planting
May 13, 2019 Tips and Hacks for Gardening
May 11, 2019 PLANT SALE
May 07, 2019 May General Meeting with Guest Speaker Shari-Lyn Safir
April 06, 2019 Seedy Saturday at Richmond Hill Public Library
April 02, 2019 April General Meeting with Guest Speaker Frank Ferragine
March 05, 2019 March General Meeting with Guest Speaker Dugald Cameron
March 02, 2019 York Region Seedy Saturday
February 05, 2019 February General Meeting with Guest Speaker Mark Peck
January 08, 2019 Annual General Meeting and Photographic Recap of 2018
December 17, 2018 "Garden Sunshine" Roses for Sale
December 04, 2018 Holiday Celebration
November 06, 2018 November General Meeting with Guest Speaker Vicki Simkovic
October 11, 2018 Screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel"
October 02, 2018 October General Meeting with Guest Speaker Lorraine Johnson
September 13, 2018 Fourth Annual Richmond Hill Blooms Gala
September 04, 2018 September General Meeting with Guest Speaker Glenn Brunetti
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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