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Pakenham Horticultural Society

District 2

About Us

Welcome to the Pakenham Horticultural Society, your local garden club. Our motto is Gardeners helping Gardeners!

You don't need to be an expert to join our club!! We are a group of energetic gardeners of all ages and levels of experience.

We happily share our love and knowledge of gardening in the Ottawa Valley.

For over 90 years, we have held meetings on a wide variety of gardening topics (plants/flowers/vegetables/perennials/garden design etc), we host three friendly flower shows annually, we support the growth of new generation of green thumbs with our Junior Gardens program, and our members work on various community plantings to beautify our great village.


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Our general meeting location is:

St Andrews United Church Hall
2585 County Road 29
Pakenham K0A 2X0
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The fee to join our society is:

$15 per person or $25 per family annually

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Co-President Darlene Bourne pakenhamhort[at]gmail.com
Co-President Julia Peisley pakenhamhort[at]gmail.com
Secretary Marg Bourk
Treasurer Lani Holland
Past President Jill Moxley RJMoxley[at]gmail.com
General Information:

The garden club meeting regularly from February to October each year.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.
The meetings start at 7:30 PM and usually run until around 9:00 PM.
All 2021 meetings will be held using Zoom until further notice. If you are interested in attending please email pakenhamhort@gmail.com for a link to the Zoom meeting

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2019 Society Highlights
In addition to the beautiful barrels on main street, Sherryl Smith and the beautification committee worked in co-operation with RBC for a big cleanup in the Bridge Park; we had two successful plant sales; Sherryl Smith and Julia Peisley continued to maintain and harvest veggies with our junior members from the vegetable garden at Pakenham Public School; Members also toured Sandy Hanson's Hosta Garden in White Lake and had lovely lunch at nearby waterfront restaurant instead of their annual summer picnic.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Feb Meeting Feb 16 2022 7:30 PM Zoom Meeting Trish Murphy “Growing More Butterflies”
Mar Meeting Mar 16 2022 7:30 PM Zoom Meeting Nancy McDonald, Master Gardener “Paint with Blooms”
Apr Meeting Apr 20 2022 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Lis Allison (Pine Ridge Studio) “Fascinating Ferns”
May Meeting Spring Flower Show May 18 2022 7:15 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Brittany Lepage - The Dahlia Darling
June Meeting Summer Flower Show June 15 2022 7:15 PM Field Trip Visit to Nature’s Apprentice Farms during the judging of the Summer Flower Show
Fall Flower Show August 24 2022 7:00pm St Andrews United Church Hall Pakenham Fair Flower and Veg Show
Plant Sale Sept 10 2022 9AM-Noon Stewart Community Centre Selling hardy perennials, gently used gardening books, garden art and vintage ceramic pots
Sept Meeting Sept 21 2022 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Kristin Topping (Sweetlife Flora) “Horticultural Therapy with Houseplants”
Annual General Meeting Oct 19 2022 6:00 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Annual General Meeting and Potluck Dinner
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