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  • 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.

     

  • January 01, 2018 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Holiday Celebration SNAPDHoliday Celebration Committee Members

     

    SNAPD Richmond Hill's Joanne Witt has posted nine great photos of our society's December 5, 2017 Holiday Celebration at The Summit Golf and Country Club to the January 2018 edition of SNAPD Richmond Hill.

     

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

  • 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.
     
     

     

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