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District 10

Member Societies from

Aylmer, Belmont, Dorchester, Dutton-Dunwich, Glencoe, Grand Bend, Ingersoll, Kirkton, Lambeth, London,
London-Fanshawe, Parkhill, Port Burwell-Bayham, St. Marys, St. Thomas, Stratford, Strathroy-Caradoc,
Tavistock, Thorndale, Tillsonburg, West Lorne, Woodstock.

About Us

LOCATION: District 10 spans the counties of Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth and into Lambton Shores, in the Thames Valley area of Southwestern Ontario. The growing zone in District 10 ranges from 5a to 6b, due to the moderating climate influence of the Great Lakes. With an unique and diverse landscape, District 10 is made up of Carolinian Forests, river valleys, meadows and wetlands to fertile farmlands and urban areas.

WHAT WE DO: The District supports the 22 Societies within its borders by hosting leadership training workshops, by empowering participants to create positive change and growth within their Societies, by building knowledge and skills, by exploring common issues and finding solutions, by promoting the protection of the environment, and by encouraging biodiversity and sustainability practices in horticulture.

SOCIETIES: Our 22 Societies welcome you! Contact the Society closest to you to enjoy all the benefits membership has to offer and connect with others who love to garden.

Societies encourage interest in all areas of horticulture and the protection of the environment by holding general meetings with expert guest speakers; encouraging the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers; promoting healthy eating by growing our own foods; inspiring youth through educational programs; arranging tours and field trips; promoting the spirit of friendly competition through contests and flower shows; by sharing knowledge and skills; and distributing horticultural information.

The joy of gardening is experienced by all age groups and across all skill levels, from youth and first-time home owners, all the way up to experienced gardeners, Master Gardeners and Horticulturalists.

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Phone Number

(519) 769-2529

Mailing Address

35781 Fingal Line
Fingal N0L1K0
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Contact Names
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
District Director Shelley MacKenzie district10@gardenontario.org 519-769-2529
Assistant Director Middlesex Pat Graham assistantdirectormiddlesex@gmail.com 226-378-3943
Assistant Director Elgin Sherry Burgess assistantdirectorelgin@gmail.com 519-631-9135
Assistant Director Oxford Albert Acre cacaja1@live.ca 519-688-0115
Assistant Director Perth Bernice Barratt adirperthdist10@gmail.com 519-273-2955
D10 Webmaster/Electronic Reporting Joyce Schlegel ohad10webmaster@gmail.com 226-926-3332
D10 Flower Show Convenor Dian Chute dian.chute@hotmail.com 519-777-2616
D10 Treasurer Samm Okolisan ohadistrict10treasurer@gmail.com 519-871-4716
D10 Secretary Maureen Cocksedge secohad10@gmail.com 226-921-0885
Event Schedule
Date/Time Event name Location Description
July 17-19, 2020 114th OHA Convention BW Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6C 4R3 SAVE THE DATE! Hosts: District 10. https://gardenontario.org/convention/
October 26, 2019 / 9 a.m. District 10's Fall Executive Workshop Civic Garden Complex 625 Springbank Dr, London, ON Hosted by London Horticultural Society. Executive Fall Workshop is an important educational and informative event to help build stronger Societies through the sharing of ideas, leadership skill development, and recent District/OHA updates, including: discussion and important information on our District 10 hosting of the OHA Convention in 2020. The OHA Convention 2020 is an excellent opportunity for our District to be able to showcase our 22 Societies, and share some of the highlights of our unique and diverse area with Horticultural Societies and Garden Clubs from all across Ontario. Download the flyer below.
April 18, 2020 District 10 AGM Dutton Dunwich Community Centre, 1 Scotland St, Dutton Hosted by West Lorne Horticultural Society, celebrating their Centennial Anniversary in 2020. Details coming soon!

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