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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.
During the flower show meetings in May and June the meetings will start at 7:00 PM, when judging starts.

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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 19 2020 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Scott Sigurdson - "My Recovery from Permaculture: A lighthearted discussion of what worked and what didn't, using new age farming techniques"
CANCELLED - Mar Meeting Mar 18 2020 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Lis Allison (Pine Ridge Studio and Gardens), “Fascinating Ferns”
CANCELLED - Apr Meeting Apr 15 2020 7:30 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Rebecca Last (Master Gardener and NRCan Gardening for Wellness Coordinator), “Plant Guilds: Taking Companion Planting to the Next Level”
CANCELLED - May Plant Sale May 16 2020 8:00 AM - noon Five Span Feed and Seed Parking Lot Plant Sale
CANCELLED - May Meeting and Spring Flower Show May 20 2020 7:00 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Sylvia Van Oort (Sylvia’s 4th Line Florals), “Growing and Cutting Fresh and Dried flowers—the Easy Way”
CANCELLED - June Meeting and Summer Flower Show June 17 2020 7:00 PM St Andrews United Church Hall Suzanne Patry (Whitehouse Pernnials), “2020’s Top New Plants for Sun and Shade”
CANCELLED - Aug Pakenham Fair and Fall Flower Show Aug 15 2020 Stewart Community Centre Pakenham Fair and Fall Flower Show
September Meeting Sept 16 2020 7:00 PM Zoom meeting Joanne Dowling (Ottawa Vermi Gro), “Vermiculture and Composting”
Oct Annual General Meeting Oct 21 2020 - 7:00 PM Zoom meeting Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner
September Plant Sale Sept 12 2020 - 8AM-11AM Pakenham Arena Parking Lot

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