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Georgina-Brock Garden Club

District 17

About Us

Georgina-Brock Garden Club is a friendly group of small town and country-dwelling gardeners. Our horticultural society got its start back in 1959 and ever since has been the local neighbourhood garden club servicing rural residents and small communities along the York-Durham border, namely Pefferlaw, Wilfrid, Udora, Port Bolster, and Sunderland.
We have an active and vibrant garden club, hosting monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of the months of March, April, June, July, September, October and November. We hold four flower, vegetable & design shows each year. May is our annual Plant Sale and December is our AGM. Our meetings feature informative and entertaining speakers and you can always count on friendly interaction with fellow gardeners. Never a charge for guests and new members may join anytime.

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Our general meeting location is:

Pefferlaw Lions Hall
38 Pete's Lane
Pefferlaw L0E 1N0
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The fee to join our society is:

$15 single / $20 family

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Denise Sheedy gbgcpresident@gmail.com 905 722 9569
General Information:

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month, generally starting at 7:30 pm

Join Us!

Join our fun gardening group and help beautify your community.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Collective Gardening + Pefferlaw's Community Garden Plan Monday, March 13 7:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Jessica Tong from the York Region Food Network will discuss collective gardening and food security. Town of Georgina representatives will present the plan for Pefferlaw's Community Garden
Seedy Saturday - Share, Learn & Grow Saturday, March 25 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Don't miss this fun event. Lots of seed and seedling vendors with a great selection of veggies, heirlooms, flowers, native plants, garden supplies, honey, candles, lavender products & more. Children's story time and activity bags. Knowledgeable speakers throughout the day. Free Admission. Co-hosted by Georgina-Brock, Beaverton & Cannington Garden Clubs.
Let's Get Growing! Monday, April 10 7:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Seasoned expert, Sharon Bognar, will demonstrate methods for successful germination and how to care for young plants.
Companion Planting Monday, May 8 7:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Ingrid Jansen of Durham Master Gardeners describes the benefits of positioning plants next to each other providing pest control, pollination and habitat. Also Flower, Vegetable & Design Show.
Plant Sale Saturday, May 13 9:00 am Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre A great selection of perennials, annuals, vegetables, grasses and more.
Organic Gardening: Best Practices Monday, June 12 7:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Mary Beerman of Mary Living Outside will discuss how to garden ecologically using organic practices including working with soil and plant systems. Also Flower, Vegetable and Design Show.
Succulents and Hardy Cacti Monday, July 10 7:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Anna Mizyn from Anna's Perennial Nursery and Gardens near Lindsay grows many different and interest species including cold hardy cactus, sedums and sempervivums. Plants will be available for purchase. Also Flower, Vegetable and Design Show.
Field Trip to Fleming College, Lindsay Wednesday, August 9, 10:00 am Frost Campus, Lindsay One of Canada's leading environmental institutions, Frost Campus, houses the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. It is a living, learning lab which includes many green features - community & pollinator gardens, arboretum, green roof, apiary, wind turbine, geothermal heating and cooling and a constructed wetland for waste treatment.
Designing Gardens to Mitigate Climate Change Monday, September 11 7:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Joanne Mohan, Landscape Designer at Parkland Landscapes will advise us how we can adapt our gardens and outdoor spaces to be more resilient and part of the solution by becoming more environmentally sustainable. Also Flower, Vegetable and Design Show.
Attracting Birds to Your Yard Monday, October 16 7:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Backyard bird feeding is one of North America's most popular hobbies. Learn how to attract more and different birds and make your yard wildlife friendly. Also Silent Auction
See Like a Professional Photographer Monday, November 13 7:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre Professional Photographer, Chris Campbell will teach us how to make our photos more interesting using different heights, angles and positions. Also members' photo competition and Craft Fair.
AGM, Dinner & Seasonal Demonstration Monday, December 11 6:30 pm Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre A fun and delicious evening of dinner, a bit of business (AGM) and a seasonal demo. Mike Gibbs demonstrates the making of a Holiday Kissing Ball.
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