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Nobleton & King City Horticulture Society

District 15

About Us

In December 1957 a group of gardening enthusiasts met in Nobleton to propose the forming of a local Horticultural Association.
Approval was granted in January of 1958 and the “Nobleton and District Horticultural Society” was born. In those early years, several people had key roles in ensuring the clubs’ success. They were John Neate, Pearl Mactaggart, Nellie Goodfellow, and Mrs. Russell Snider.
If you think those names sound familiar, it’s because they all subsequently had streets in Nobleton named after them.
In 2018, The society celebrated its 60th Anniversary. We are excited to see what the next 60 years will bring!

New Members Welcome!
If you are interested in nature and in all things garden, then this club is right for you. We offer a series of speakers that offer expert advice. At our monthly meetings, you can discuss your garden with our many long-time club members. They have a wealth of practical knowledge to share.
Flower shows offer opportunities to show off your plants and to try some floral designs.
We also get involved in our community. These partnerships offer us a chance to expand our environmental impact and to meet new people.
The N&KCGC Plant Sale provides locally grown hardy plants. Many of them are grown in our own gardens!

Our mission is to encourage interest in Horticulture and related Environmental Stewardship initiatives, through sharing the theory and practice of gardening with our membership and the wider community.

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Our general meeting location is:

Laskay Hall
2920 King Road
King City L7B 1L6
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The fee to join our society is:

$20.00 for individuals

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Co-President Anna Santarossa nobletonkingcitygardenclub@gmail.com 416-557-8814
Co-President Barbara Downey nobletonkingcitygardenclub@gmail.com 905-880-0330
General Information:

We meet every 4th Monday of the Month from March to October. Excluding July and August.
Meetings will be held at Laskay Hall. Doors open at 7:00. Guest speaker presentation 7:30.

2022 membership fee is $20

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What to Expect
Enjoy conversations with knowledgeable club members, gardeners, and fellow nature lovers. Attend expert speaker events, demonstrations, and workshops. Participate in Plant sales and community beautification projects. Partake in seasonal Flower & Vegetable Shows. Create new friendships, build social and professional connections. Discover the art of Floral Arrangement Design. Be part of evolving horticultural practices and environmental stewardship.

Whether you are brand new to gardening or have a well-seasoned green thumb, we know you'll enjoy our club!

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Gardening with Native Plants Monday, March 28th Laskay Hall/Virtual URSULA ELEY-Will share her expertise of planting and designing gardens using native plants.
Gardening in a Changing Climate Monday, April 25th Laskay Hall/Virtual LINA D'ANDREA-Climate change is rapidly impacting natural spaces on both a local and global scale. This presentation focus on climate change resiliency.
Plant Sale Saturday May 14th Laskay Hall grounds 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Plants are hardy and locally grown. Most of them by our own members.
Planting a Rose Garden Monday, May 30th Laskay Hall/Virtual MARI DECKER- All you need to know about planting a successful rose garden. Including the growing of companion plants and controlling disease and insects.
Healing Gardens Monday June 27th Laskay Hall/Virtual JACKIE MORRA-Inspirational ideas about how to connect with nature. The benefits of healing gardens.
It Doesn't End in August Monday, September 26h Laskay Hall/Virtual SEAN JAMES-Expending interest in the garden. A month by month study that will illustrate that the spring garden is the only the beginning.
Wild Birds Monday, October 24th Laskay Hall/Virtual PAUL OLIVER-Anything you wanted to know about birds in the wild will be explored. Looking at bird habitats and habits.
Trees of Giving Presented in December King Heritage and Cultural Centre Christmas Tree Presentation- Community groups compete to design the most interesting Christmas tree. All proceeds raised go to local charities.
AGM & Potluck Dinner Monday, November 28rd Laskay Hall Annual General Meeting and Potluck followed by awards.
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