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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 Jill Moxley pakenhamhort@gmail.com 613-256-1605
Co-President Lori Ray pakenhamhort@gmail.com 613-256-4768
Secretary Marg Bourk margbourk@hotmail.com
Treasurer Lani Holland jalhol@yahoo.com
First Vice President Darlene Bourne darlenebourne@sympatico.ca
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.
During the flower show meetings in May and June the meetings will start at 7:00 PM, when judging starts.

Our Next Meeting:
June 19 7:00pm – Summer Flower Show and guest speaker Tina Liu, “The NCC’s Tulip Legacy”

Tina is a Landscape Architect with the Capital Floral Program at the National Capital Commission. She is responsible for the design of about 100 planting beds totaling more than 13,000 square metres. Tina will discuss how the Netherlands gift of tulips and the Canadian Tulip Festival started, as well as the design history of Ottawa’s tulips.

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2018 Society Highlights
In addition to the beautiful barrels on main street, Sherryl Smith and the beautification committee worked in co-operation with the Pakenham Library to install a new garden; we replaced two maple trees that died the previous winter; Sherryl Smith and Julia Peisley built, maintained and harvested veggies from new vegetable garden at Pakenham Public school; for the 50th anniversary of Pakenham Public School we relocated the pollinator garden and transformed the entrance garden. We increased membership through a three part garden speakers series in the spring called The Bright, The Beautiful and the Edible. Members also visited Stonebridge Gardens in nearby Middleville for their annual summer picnic. We had a successful fundraiser - the movie THE GARDENER in the fall.

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