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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 613-624-5606
Co-President Julia Peisley pakenhamhort[at]gmail.com 613-558-4222
Secretary Marg Bourk margbourk[at]hotmail.com
Treasurer Lani Holland jalhol[at]yahoo.com
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 17 2021 7:30 PM Zoom Meeting Albert Suarez Estaban (Nature's Apprentice Farm), "No Till Gardening"
Mar Meeting Mar 17 2021 7:30 PM Zoom Meeting Sylvia Van Oort (Sylvia's 4th Line Florals), "Growing and Cutting Fresh and Dried Flowers the Easy Way
Apr Meeting Apr 21 2021 7:30 PM Zoom Meeting Rob Lyle (greenhaus inc) "Growing with Hydroponics"
May Virtual Flower Show May 12 2021 4:30 PM Zoom Meeting Virtual Flower Show
May Meeting May 19 2021 7:30 PM Zoom Meeting Mary Ann Van Berlo, Master Gardener “Design Basics & Plant Selection”
June Meeting June 16 2021 7:30 PM Zoom Meeting Rebecca Last, Master Gardener, "Thugs Bullies and Sneaks"
September Plant Sale Sept 11 2021 TBD
Sept Meeting Sept 15 2021 7:30 PM TBD TBD
Annual General Meeting Oct 20 2021 TBD

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