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Chinguacousy Garden Club & Horticultural Society

District 15

About Us

Our motto is “Let us educate to cultivate”
Our club emblem is Columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis) - a spring blooming native wildflower featuring small orange-red flowers with a yellow centre, over a compact mound of ferny light-green foliage.

Exciting news for 2021: Chinguacousy is partnering with City of Brampton and Brampton Horticultural Society to run the revitalized Front Yard Recognition program. Check out details in our events listing.

Chinguacousy Garden Club & Horticultural Society (est. 1972 with first public meeting Sept. 1973) is a friendly informal club and you are welcome to visit a meeting before deciding if you would like to join.

We have speakers or demonstrations on various topics in addition to a monthly raffle table, plant sale table, refreshment & social time. Our annual events include a Flower Show in September, plus Plant
Sale in May which is open to the public. We also have outings to places of horticultural interest and public service projects within the community.

Members of the club receive an informative newsletter. Our membership year is September to August.

Whether you are an experienced gardener, or just starting to plan your first garden, you will find a warm welcome at the Chinguacousy Garden Club.

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Our general meeting location is:

Knightsbridge Seniors Centre
1A Knightsbridge Rd
Brampton L6T 4B7
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The fee to join our society is:

Single =$15.00; Family = $20.00; Individual Senior (65+) (July 27th, 2021) = $12.00; Senior Couple (65+) = $15.00.

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Michelle Wilson chinguacousygc@hotmail.ca 905-796-2609
General Information:

Monthly meetings : September to June, 2nd Tues. of the month. Doors open 7:30 p.m, Meeting at 8:00. During COVID-19 restrictions ALL meetings are held online (Zoom) commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Knightsbridge Seniors Centre, 1A Knightsbridge Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 4B7
(SW corner Knightsbridge Rd and Central Park Dr).
All 2021 in person meetings are suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions. ZOOM Meetings are now in effect, but the link is only sent to Members.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
'Wild, Weird and Wacky Weather' by David T. Chapman February 8th; 7:00 p.m. Online (Zoom) In a country that is so vast and surrounded by large oceans, it is no wonder we have some of the most interesting weather in the world. It offers such a variety all year round because of its terrain, temperature variations and location. Learn about Fallstreak Holes, Superior Mirages and discover how far south the Aurora Borealis can actually be seen. This presentation covers the uniqueness of North America's weather, power and beauty all wrapped up into one great show.
Paul La Porte Tracing the Roots of Native Plants March 8th; 7:00 p.m. Online (Zoom) Paul will be presenting Tracing the Roots of Native Plants. Paul will explore what defines a ‘native’ plant, and look at the evolution of plants and the impact of people on our native plant communities. An emphasis will be placed the native plants of Ontario and how they came to flourish in the area. Paul will also be speaking at TBG on April 25th! Tickets for April 25th talk available here. Paul Laporte is the owner of Ephemeral Ark Nursery (specializing in native woodland species). Living in the Greenbelt of the GTA, he has stewarded and studied numerous native plant communities within multiple ecotypes and varied microclimates. He maintains a strong knowledge of Ontario native plant species and regularly consults on ecological gardening and design. Paul is a past president of the North American Native Plant Society and is a passionate advocate on the importance of native plants.
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