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KIRKTON HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

 

The Kirkton Horticulture Society was founded in 1930.  Its members have an opportunity to attend guest speaking events, participate in flower and vegetable shows, receive a plant premium in May, contribute to the beautification of the community and take part in bus trips in Ontario.

www.gardenontario.org (Ontario Horticulture Association)

Contact Information: Julie Riddell - phone number 226-378-5192 Email: wjmeriddell@quadro.net

Annual Membership Fee

$10

PRESIDENT

Wendy Aitken

519 284 2110

VICE PRESIDENT

Kathy Holdsworth

519 494 6806

MEMBERSHIP

Cheryl Cade

519 275 1128

2024 Calendar

March 13
 

Kids Gardening
March Break Youth Activity
                

If you are a Kirkton Horticultural member, your children/grandchildren are invited to a free horticulture activity hosted by the Kirkton Horticultural Youth Committee.  A registration form and more details will be emailed to members. 

March 27 (Wed)
7 PM

Watering House Plants

Workshop - Freshen Up Your Houseplants

7 PM via Zoom

Join Robert Traut in a zoom presentation. He will demonstrate how to divide, prune, repot, fertilize, and care for your houseplants so they are ready for the sunny spring days ahead!

April 17th (Wed)

Green Garden

Workshop - Perennial Pleasure

Join hosts Robert and Nancy Traut as they tour you through their perennial gardens that are designed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They'll discuss the many perennials they grow and how they divide and plant them in a multilevel display that provides flowers, colour and interest in their gardens.

May 7th 

Vegetable Garden

Open Meeting

Location: KWCC

7:15 PM - Awakenings

Topic: Successful Vegetable Gardening

Speaker: Julia Dimakos, www.juliadimakos.com

Pick Up Plant Premium

Spring Mini Flower Show

June 5 (Wed)

Bus

Workshop

Bus Trip to Whistling Gardens

Known for its extensive collection of peonies. Explore over 22 acres of beautiful landscapes. Catered lunch and fountain show.

August 7th (Wed)

Purple Flower

Workshop

Mystery Garden Tour

Details TBA

August 13th

Flower Plants

Open Meeting

Location: KWCC

7:15 PM - Festival of Flowers

Topic: Xeriscaping

Speaker: Sean James, www.seanjames-consulting.ca

Flower and Vegetable Show

Sept. 17th (Tues)

Thanksgiving Table Setting

Workshop: Pumpkin Centerpiece

7 PM @ KWCC

Guest: Rosemary Schaefer

Beautifully designed using succulents

October 1st 

Mushrooms on Stages

Open Meeting

Location: KWCC

7:15 PM - Autumn Splendour

Topic: Growing Mushrooms

Speaker: Stephan Kanduth, Gourmet Mushrooms Paisley

www.facebook.com/GourmetMushroomsPaisley

Mushroom grow kits available ($45 - order in advance of meeting)

Nov 19th (Tues.)

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Workshop: Seasonal Workshop

7 PM @ KWCC

 

Details: TBA

Dec. 3rd 

Christmas Wreath

Open Meeting

Location: KWCC

7:15 PM - Christmas in the Country

Topic: Gardening While Old

Speaker: Gary & Dianne Westlake

Annual General Meeting

Mini Christmas Flower Show

Plant Store

Benefits of Joining

Members have the opportunity to:

01

Gain information from interesting speakers

03

Participate in workshops, garden tours and other events

05

Contribute to the beautification of the community

02

Participate in the vegetable shows

04

Receive a plant premium at the May meeting

06

Enjoy insurance coverage for all horticulture society bus trips in Ontario

Present your 2024 Membership Card To Receive Discounts at the Following Businesses

Cozyn's

Stratford

Earthen Elegance

Lucan & Exeter

Floral Treasurers

Mitchell

Flower Shop and More

St. Marys

Green Haven Garden Designs

Perth, Line 8, St. Marys

Huron Ridge Acres

Zurich

Lucan Country Gardens

Lucan

Lyric Flowers

St. Marys

Klomps Nursery

St. Pauls

Ontario Growers Supply

London

Parkway Gardens

London

Westland Greenhouses

Grand Bend

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