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Brantford Garden Club

District 6

About Us

Welcome to the Brantford Garden Club!.............
.celebrating our 171th Anniversary in 2023 ...

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 Award
- annual award 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:
- 2023 June bus excursion to private gardens & garden centres in Southern Ontario.

- Volunteering opportunities at the following events /locations
* monthly meetings held the second Thursday of the month
except July & August
* May Plant Sale -Lions Park auditorium -May 27, 2023 8am -12 noon
* Stedman Hospice Garden -new plantings for the kitchen & cut flower gardens planned for 2023 ;
the Garden Club's 170 th anniversary project started in 2022.
*Brantford Garden Club Flower Show July 15, 2023. Lions Park Auditorium 2:30 pm-4 pm

Meetings: 730 pm second Thursday September - June .

Lions Park auditorium, 20 Edge Street, Brantford , Ont

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 for Fall 2023 & Winter 2024

September 14 Therapeutic Plants. - .................. Lynn Leach

October 12 The Right Tree for the Right Place --------Kyle McLoughlin

November 9. Nature's Bounty ..Holiday Decor demo. --------------------Mark Meloun

December 14 .Ramblings .........................James Graham
catered Christmas dinner meeting. tickets must be purchased by November 9.

January 11, 2024. .Houseplants -A-Z for healthy houseplants.........Catherine McGill

February 8. TBA

March 14. Gardening with Native Plants ,.........Dan Werner from Kayanase at Six Nations

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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 Ed Hewitson 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.


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