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  • September 17, 2020 10:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the owners of the properties earning the top scores in the 2020 Richmond Hill Blooms program!


    Photos of these lovely front gardens have been posted to the City's site. Click here for direct access.



  • August 20, 2020 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    RH Garden WalksRH Garden Walks


    The Richmond Hill Public Library recently teamed up with members of our society to create a lovely slideshow featuring the public gardens our society volunteers maintain.


    The slideshow is available on the library's Facebook page. Click here for direct access.




  • July 01, 2020 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Transition to Virtual Gatherings


    Precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 prompted the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society to transition a variety of 2020 group gatherings to virtual platforms.


    This transition started with our society's participation in the Richmond Hill Public Library's Gardening Ask Me Anything event on April 9th, held virtually in lieu of a physical Seedy Saturday event at the library. The video is available on youtube (click here).


    Our society's Board members then trialed use of Zoom for our May Board meeting. When this was agreed to be a success, we purchased a Zoom license to employ improved security and functional product features.


    May General MeetingStarting on May 5th, guest speakers scheduled to present topics of a horticultural nature at our monthly general meetings have instead delivered these presentations to us in an interactive forum leveraging Zoom. As a bonus, recordings of the presentations are posted for our members to revisit later, as often as desired. Presentation links, and links to other resources recommended by the speakers, are located on the members-only versions of the General Meeting Events posted to our website (login is required). Here are the May and June General Meeting Events:


    May 5 - "Landscaping Your Yard with Native Plants" by Liana D'Andrea

    June 2 - "Essentials of House Plant Care" by Darry Cheng


  • December 15, 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volunteers at Holiday CelebrationHoliday Celebration SNAPD


    A big thank you to Joanne and Jonathan Witt of SNAPD for posting ten great photos of our society's 2019 Holiday Celebration to the SNAPD Richmond Hill site (click here).




  • 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.

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