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  • September 18, 2017 9:36 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 14, 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
    1st – 95 Snowy Meadows Avenue
    2nd – 9 Roderick Court
    3rd – 10 Snively Street

    Canada 150 – 75 Sandbanks Drive

     

    Ward 2:
    1st – 41 Verona Court
    2nd – 331 Osiris Drive
    3rd – 11 Florentine Crescent

    Canada 150 – 74 Dunsmore Cresent
     
    Ward 3:
    1st – 17 Elderwood Drive
    2nd – 10 Ava Crescent
    3rd – 28 Frybrook Crescent

    3rd – 4 Avery Court

    Canada 150 – 7 Ava Crescent

     

    Ward 4:
    1st – 71 Arnold Crescent
    2nd – 7 Keble Court
    3rd – 103 Arnold Crescent

    Canada 150 – 115 Arnold Crescent

     

    Ward 5:
    1st – 138 Pemberton Road
    2nd – 196 Marsi Road
    3rd – 108 Cambridge Court

    3rd – 37 Pemberton Road

    Canada 150 – 31 Scott Drive
     
    Ward 6:
    1st – 15 Compton Crescent
    2nd – 24 Doncrest Road
    3rd – 17 Hazelmere Drive

    Canada 150 – 36 Ashdown 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).

     

  • August 27, 2017 12:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OHA Competition Highlights

     

    Our society delegates to the 2017 Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) Convention that took place in Richmond Hill from July 21 to 23 brought home several awards this year. Details will be available in upcoming issues of the OHA’s Trillium and our society’s Garden Post.

    Three of our society publications won awards as follows:competition winners

    • Yearbook cover - First place (yearbook cover with primarily computer-generated graphics)
    • Yearbook – First place (letter-size yearbook folded into booklet style)
    • Newsletter – First place (newsletter with primarily computer-generated cover graphics)
    • Show Schedule – Second place

     

    As well, one of our society members brought home awards in the following arts competitions:

    • First place for “Early Harvest” traditional corn husk doll 
    • First place for “Rouge River” mosaic, incorporating seeds in a frame
    • Second place for “City Scape or Country Scape” hand stitchery
    • Second place for “Group of Seven” fabric art inspired by the Group of Seven

     

    As the OHA is made up of 270 societies and more than 30,000 members, it is an achievement for us to bring home awards again this year. 

     

  • June 05, 2017 10:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2017 Plant Sale SNAPDPlant Sale Volunteers

     

    Joanne Witt, of SNAPD, posted ten great photos of The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's May 13, 2017 Plant Sale at the McConaghy Centre to the June 2017 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.
       

  • May 18, 2017 8:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monarch photo by Anthony Marshall

    Pollinator Grant Funding

     

    The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society is pleased to announce that we have received an Ontario Horticultural Association Pollinator Grant to purchase pollinator-friendly plants and create pollinator habitats or nesting sites at the community gardens that we maintain around Town.

     

    This grant is a component of the Ontario Horticultural Association's Pollinator Initiative, described on page 2 of the spring 2017 issue of the Trillium newsletter (click here). 

  • April 28, 2017 5:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    District 15 Publication Awards


    Our society delegates to the 2017 Ontario Horticultural Association Winning publications(OHA) District 15 Annual General Meeting that took place in Thornhill, Ontario on Saturday, April 22, 2017 brought home awards for the following 2016 society publications:

    • Our Membership Brochure won first place in its category
    • The Garden Post brought home a second place for newsletters
    • The Open Gates Passport won a third place

    The May-June issue of The Garden Post, available to our members (click here), contains more information about the District 15 AGM, including a photo of our delegates.
     
     

     

  • September 29, 2016 10:03 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 29, the following gardens were announced as having earned the highest number of points during the 2016 Richmond Hill Blooms judging that took place in August.
     
    lovey 2016 gardensWard 1:
    1st - 75 Sandbanks Drive
    2nd - 33 Cynthia Crescent
    3rd - 23 Sandbanks Drive
     
    Ward 2:
    1st -  41 Verona Court
    2nd - 5 Stephenson Gate
    3rd - 96 Roseview Avenue
     
    Ward 3:
    1st -  90 Spadina Road
    2nd - 56 Chiltern Hill
    3rd - 8 Shallmar Gardens
     
    Ward 4:
    1st - 45 Harmony Hill Crescent
    2nd - 290 Gretel Drive
    3rd - 252 Mill Street
     
    Ward 5:
    1st -  21 Merrylynn Drive
    2nd - 33 Walmer Road
    3rd - 10 Merrylynn Drive

    3rd - 3 Denham Drive
     
    Ward 6:
    1st -  15 Compton Crescent
    2nd - 152 Duncan Road
    3rd – 53 Pathlane Road
     


     

    Congratulations to the owners of these lovely front gardens!
     
    A map of Richmond Hill Wards, published by the Town, is available online (click here).

     

  • September 03, 2016 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OHA Competition Highlights

     

    Our society delegates to the 2016 Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) Convention that took place in Kitchener, Ontario from July 29 to 31 brought home several awards this year, fully documented in the Fall issue of the OHA's Trillium.

     

    Three of our society publications won awards as follows:Some winning entries

    • Membership brochure - First place (Class 6 brochure)
    • Yearbook cover - Third place (Class 2 yearbook cover)
    • Newsletter – Honourable Mention (Class 8 newsletter)

     

    As well, society members brought home:

    • First place in the “Apple of My Eye” Arts competition
    • First place in a “Gardening Success” Creative Writing competition

     

    As the OHA is made up of 270 societies and more than 30,000 members, it is an achievement for us to bring home awards again this year.

     

    The September-October issue of The Garden Post, available to our members (click here), contains a reprint of the award-winning “Gardening Success” short story, as well as photos and reports from our event delegates.

     

     

  • July 30, 2016 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fairies at one of the gardens

    Fairy Gardens SNAPD

     

    The SNAPD Richmond Hill team of Joanne and Jonathan Witt visited the ten gardens participating in the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's 2016 Open Gates Fairy Garden Tour, and were inspired to take many gorgeous photos.  

     

    Click here to enjoy their photography.

     

  • June 05, 2016 9:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2016 Plant Sale SNAPDHappy Customer

     

    Joanne and John Witt, of SNAPD, posted twelve great photos of The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's May 7, 2016 Plant Sale at the McConaghy Centre to the June 2016 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, the Garden Sunshine rose, honoring our society’s 100th anniversary, made its debut.


    Click here to view all the SNAPD photos of our successful event, which included garden accessories, books, and hand-crafted items from L'Arche Daybreak artists.
     

  • May 15, 2016 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Garden Sunshine Garden Sunshine Roses at Plant SaleRose has Arrived

     

    As noted in the May 5th issue of The Liberal newspaper (click here for article), the Garden Sunshine rose, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, has arrived.


    If you didn’t pick up one of these beautiful, fragrant, disease-resistant roses for your garden at the society’s May 7th Plant Sale or at the May 14th Healthy Yards event, don’t despair. More roses will be available at the society’s Mill Pond Splash booth on Sunday, June 5th, and at our upcoming General Meeting on Tuesday, June 7th.

     

    Serendipitously, rose specialist Shari-Lyn Safer’s June 7th presentation is entitled the “A-Z of Growing Roses.”
     

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