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  • September 22, 2019 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Top Richmond Hill Blooms Gardens Announced


    As announced at a gala celebration on September 19, the top three gardens per ward are:





    Congratulations!


  • August 17, 2019 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OHA Competition Highlights


    Our society delegates to the 2019 Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) Convention that took place in Windsor from July 19 to 21 brought home awards for five of our publications. Details will be available in upcoming issues of the OHA’s Trillium and our society’s Garden Post, but are highlighted below:


    • Newsletter – First Place (newsletter with primarily computer-generated cover graphics)
    • Half Page Plant Sale Poster – First Place (special event poster – half sheet)
    • Full Page Plant Sale Poster – Third Place (special event poster – full sheet)
    • Flower Show Schedule – Third Place (show schedule)
    • Membership Brochure – Honorable Mention (brochure/pamphlet/flyer)


    As the OHA is made up of more than 270 societies, many of whom participate in these competitions, it is an achievement for us to bring home awards again this year!


  • June 07, 2019 9:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2019 Plant Sale SNAPDPlant Sale Volunteers

     

    Joanne Witt, of SNAPD, posted nineteen great photos of The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's May 11, 2019 Plant Sale at the McConaghy Centre to the June 2019 Edition of SNAPD Richmond Hill.


    Most of the plants at this year’s sale were grown by our own members, either in the greenhouse at the Alexander Mackenzie High School, or in the gardens of our members. As well, this year's event featured sales of the Garden Sunshine Rose.


    Click here to view all the SNAPD photos of our successful event.


  • February 02, 2019 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AGM and Flower Show Awards SNAPD

    2019 AGM attendees 

    Joanne and Jonathan Witt of SNAPD Richmond Hill posted some great photos of our society's January 8, 2019 Annual General Meeting. To see all twelve images, click here

     

    In addition to election of the 2019 society officers and directors, the evening included presentation of the 2018 flower show awards and a photographic recap of our many 2018 events and activities. 

     

     

      

  • January 04, 2019 3:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Holiday Celebration SNAPDSmiling faces greeted attendees

     

    SNAPD Richmond Hill's Joanne Witt has posted fifteen great photos of our society's December 4, 2018 Holiday Celebration at The Summit Golf and Country Club to the January 2019 edition of SNAPD Richmond Hill.

     

    Click here to enjoy all of the SNAPD photos of this event. 

     

     

  • September 14, 2018 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Top 3 Gardens per Ward Announced

     

    During a gala celebration at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on September 13, the following gardens were announced as having earned the highest number of points during the Richmond Hill Blooms judging that took place in August.

     

     

    Ward 1:Richmond Hill Blooms 2018
    1st – 75 Sandbanks Drive
    2nd – 17 Craigleith Crescent
    3rd – 6 Bombay Court

     

    Ward 2:
    1st – 41 Verona Court
    1st – 5 Stephenson Gate
    2nd – 193 Devonsleigh Boulevard
    3rd – 195 Neal Drive

     

    Ward 3:
    1st – 14 Westpoint Court
    2nd – 178 Shirley Drive
    3rd – 4 Avery Court

     

    Ward 4:
    1st – 290 Gretel Drive
    2nd – 8 Guievere Court
    3rd – 7 Keble Court

     

    Ward 5:
    1st – 196 Marsi Road
    2nd – 71 Pemberton Road
    3rd – 2 Rathfon Crescent

     

    Ward 6:
    1st – 50 Samantha Circle
    2nd – 15 Compton Crescent
    3rd – 67 Somerset Crescent

     

    Congratulations to the owners of these lovely front gardens!

     

    To see images of all the top scoring gardens, visit the Town website (click here), and check back in a few days if they haven’t been posted yet.

  • August 08, 2018 9:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OHA Competition Highlights

     

    Our society delegates to the 2018 Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA)2018 OHA competition Convention that took place in Kingston from July 27 to 29 brought home awards for four of our publications. Details will be available in upcoming issues of the OHA’s Trillium and our society’s Garden Post, but are highlighted below:

    • Flower Show Schedule – First Place and Best in Show (show schedule)
    • Holiday Celebration Poster – Third Place (special event poster)
    • Yearbook cover – Third Place (yearbook cover with primarily computer-generated graphics)
    • Yearbook – Honorable Mention (letter-size yearbook folded into booklet style)
    • Newsletter – Honorable Mention (newsletter with primarily computer-generated cover graphics)         


    As the OHA is made up of more than 270 societies, many of whom participate in these competitions, it is an achievement for us to bring home awards again this year!
     

  • August 06, 2018 9:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pollinator Gardens SNAPDSNAPD photo

     

    The SNAPD Richmond Hill team of Joanne and Jonathan Witt visited many of the gardens participating in the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's 2018 Open Gates Pollinator Garden Tour on Saturday, July 14th, and were inspired to post 80 representative photos to the August 2018 edition of SNAPD Richmond Hill.

     

    Click here to enjoy their beautiful photography.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • June 01, 2018 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Plant Sale Voluntees2018 Plant Sale SNAPD

     

    Joanne Witt, of SNAPD, posted nineteen great photos of The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's May 12, 2018 Plant Sale at the McConaghy Centre to the June 2018 Edition of SNAPD Richmond Hill.


    Most of the plants at this year’s sale were grown by our own members, either in the greenhouse at the Alexander Mackenzie High School, or in the gardens of our members.


    Click here to view all the SNAPD photos of our successful event.
         

  • February 01, 2018 5:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AGM and FlowerAGM Attendees Show Awards SNAPD

     

    Joanne and Jonathan Witt of SNAPD Richmond Hill posted some great photos of our society's January 9, 2018 Annual General Meeting. To see all thirteen images, click here

     

    In addition to election of the 2018 society officers and directors, the evening included presentation of the 2017 flower show awards, a photographic recap of 2017 activities, and the opportunity to pick up photographs taken at the society's December Holiday Celebration.

     

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