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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
President Darlene Bourne pakenhamhort[at]gmail.com
Secretary Marg Bourk
Treasurer Lani Holland
Past President Jill Moxley
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.

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2023 Highlights: We started our year with a fun filled hands on Rock Painting Night. In March we took advantage of Zoom to bring in landscape designer Ben O’Brien from Prince Edward County, fo our first ever hybrid meeting. Other guest speakers included topics like Gardening as we Age, Benefits of Essential Oils, 100 Years of Peonies at the Experimental Farm, History of Pakenham Hort, and Leaf Compost. We hosted three well attended flower shows. We took part in a Spring Health and Wellness Fair and the August Bi-Centennial Events at the Stewart Community Center. We wrapped up the year with a Christmas Centerpiece Workshop with great attendance by members and the public.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Feb Meeting Feb 21 2024 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Jennifer Ferris – Heritage Apple Trees
Mar Meeting Mar 20 2024 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Trish Murphy – Native Plants
Apr Meeting Apr 17 2024 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Laurie Bachand – Drought Tolerant Perennials
May Meeting Spring Flower Show May 15 2024 7:00 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Rebecca Last – Veggies and your Harvest
June Meeting Summer Flower Show June 19 2024 7:00 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Brenda Deugo-Mills – Photographing your Garden
Fall Flower Show August 21 2024 7:00pm St Andrews United Church Hall Field trip – Build your own pond
Plant Sale Sept 7 2024 9AM-Noon Five Span Feed and Seed Selling hardy perennials, gently used gardening books, garden art and vintage ceramic pots
Sept Meeting Sept 18 2024 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Kate Punnett – Pressed Flowers
Annual General Meeting Oct 16 2024 6:00 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Annual General Meeting and Potluck Dinner
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