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Brantford Garden Club

District 6

About Us

Welcome to the Brantford Garden Club!.............
.celebrating our 172 th Anniversary in 2024 ...

Affiliate of the Ontario Horticultural Association (GardenOntario) and District Six GardenOntario.

The Brantford Garden Club founded in 1852 and originally the Brantford Horticultural Society is the oldest horticultural society in the province and a registered non profit organization. Charitable BN #132093451RR0001.
Its objectives are to encourage an interest in horticulture and to promote the protection of the environment.
The Club's emblem is the daffodil which resembles the telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell in Brantford.

The "Celebrations" article (click on the link TrilliumAutumn2022-Brantford Garden Club).... see below
contains events of 2022 and interesting projects of the club over the years.

Millennium Scholarship Program started in 2000 to encourage and assist qualifying students to study horticulture or environment sciences at the college, university or apprenticeship program level.

The Brantford Garden Club Bedding Plant Awards
- annual awards at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture
-designed to assist 2 students from the incoming class as their journey begins at the school.

Consideration for a scholarship will also be given to a Brant County student entering post secondary studies in horticulture or environmental sciences.
see criteria and application form at bottom of page

Applicants may apply to the Brantford Garden Club Scholarship Program
Box 425, BURFORD, Ont, N0E 1A0. or brantfordgardenclub@rogers .com

Club activities:
- 2024 June 18 bus excursion to Guelph private gardens & a garden centre.

- Volunteering opportunities at the following events /locations

* monthly meetings held the second Thursday of the month
except July & August 730 pm

* May 24 Plant Sale. 8 am -12 noon - Lions Park auditorium , 20 Edge St.

* Stedman Hospice Garden ; annual flowers & vegetables plot
the Garden Club's 170 th anniversary project started in 2022.

*Brantford Garden Club Flower & Garden Show
"Little Ditties from the Garden"
Lions Park Auditorium , 20 Edge St
July 27, 2024 2 pm -4 pm
Horticulture & Floral designs entered for competition by members and judged by accredited judges
Free admission, everyone welcome.
Last year's Show had 400 entries -a very large Show
Full Show Schedule pdf .....under List of flyers below.

Meetings: 730 pm second Thursday September - June .
Lions Park auditorium, 20 Edge Street, Brantford

Each meeting includes: ***subject to current covid safety protocol at time of meeting
a guest speaker, coming events announcements, plant sale table with plant material ,magazines ,etc donated by members, lending library, floral competitions( design & horticultural entries),
raffle with lots of prizes, social with refreshments.

Newsletter is emailed to each member in advance of the monthly meeting

Non-members: $ 5.00 per meeting

Guest Speakers Fall schedule. 2024

Sept 12 Fancy Farmerettes................Hemp on the Homestead
Two women who gave up the city life to start a new adventure in farming in southern
Ontario ...raising chickens, selling eggs, raising bees & producing honey & candles,
" hemp for the garden "...

October 10. Attracting Wild birds to the Garden ..........Paul Oliver
Discover how to attract the bird species that you want in your garden , what to feed them, what types of feeders to use, and lots more information ready for lots of enjoyment
watching your feathered friends in the yard.

Nov. 14 Paul Zammit . .powerpoint presentation & winter urn demo
Back by popular demand;
well known professor of horticulture at Niagara College, garden writer & presenter, etc
will entertain you as he shares his knowledge of plants and experiences in the world of

December 12. Nature Photography........Heather Cardle
Delicious catered Christmas dinner at 630pm
followed by guest speaker, photographer , Heather Cardle
lots of door prizes !
dinner tickets must be purchased by the November meeting .
great evening not to be missed !

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Our general meeting location is:

Lions Park auditorium
20 Edge St,
Brantford ----------
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The fee to join our society is:

membership: single : $15; family : $20

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Carol Sterkenburg brantfordgardenclub[at]rogers.com -------------------
General Information:

730 pm second Thursday September -June

Join Us!

Are you interested in improving your garden but haven't got a clue where to start?
An Experienced gardener who would like to share your interest with like minded people?
The Brantford Garden Club is the place for you!

Membership includes discounts at many garden centres in the area ,
Club membership to the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington.

To apply for a membership or to borrow a RBG day pass;
please contact our Membership Director: Maxine Byerlay.


Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Flower Show July 27, 2024. 2 pm-4 pm Lions Park auditorium.20 Edge St Horticulture & Floral Design competitions
May Plant Sale May 25, 2024. 8am-12pm Lions Park auditorium.20 Edge St lots of plants -perennials, annuals, herbs, native plants etc great prices .Huge Gardening Books sale
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