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Almonte & District Horticultural Society

District 2

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Welcome to the Almonte and District Horticultural Society. We are a garden club and have members ranging in experience from Master Gardeners to beginners. See below for the list of meetings and events this year.

Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at Cornerstone Community Church in Almonte. There are educational speakers and demonstrations at meetings, flower and vegetable shows, and refreshments!

For people who enjoy working with flowers, the Town Beautification Committee welcomes volunteers to maintain the gardens and flower boxes around town. No experience is required and you are sure to make new friends. Come and join us at one of our meetings.


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Our general meeting location is:

Cornerstone Community Church
1728 concession 11
Almonte K0A1A0
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The fee to join our society is:

Annual membership fee is $10 per person

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Treasurer Carol Alexander carolalexand[at]gmail.com 6132561071
President Cindy Zorgel zorgel[at]rogers.com 6132565155
General Information:

All meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except July and December and statutory holidays, (unless noted otherwise).
PLEASE NOTE: In 2020 there is no May meeting due to a conflict at our meeting location. Instead, there are 2 meetings in June: June 1st and June 22nd.

Join Us!

Annual membership is $10, and guests are welcome. There are 10 meetings each year, including three flower shows and two pot-luck suppers. The annual plant sale takes place the day before Mothers' Day - this year that is May 9th. Next year is our centennial year as the society was founded in 1921. There will be celebrations!

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Annual Plant Sale Saturday May 9, 9-12 am Almonte Library Parking Lot Great prices on annuals, perrenials, and gardening accessories
February Meeting Monday February 24, 7:30 pm Cornerstone Community church, Almonte Speaker is Eric Jones. Topic: Trees of the Arboretum and for Our Backyards
March Meeting Monday 23 March, 7:30 pm Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte Speaker is Melanie MacKenzie. Topic: No Dig Gardening
April Meeting Monday 27 April, 7:30 pm Cornerstone Community Church, ALmonte Speaker is Tina Lui. Topic: Design History of the Tulip Beds in Ottawa
May Meeting is in June! Monday June 1, 7:30 pm Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte Speaker is Cindy Zorgel. Topic: Container Gardening. There will be a mini flower show.
June Meeting and mini flower show Monday June 22, 7:30 pm Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte Speaker is Rebecca Last. Topic: Gardening for Wildlife.
Potluck - Culinary Feast from your Garden Monday August 24, 6:30 pm Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte Note earlier start time. Bring your own plate, cutlery, cup etc.
September Meeting and mini flower show Monday September 28, 7:30 pm Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte Speaker is Blaine Marchand. Topic: The Peonies of A.P. Saunders
October meeting Monday October, 7:30 pm Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte Speaker is Tina Lui. Topic: Introduction to Beneficial Insects
November Meeting Monday November 23, 6:30 pm Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte Christmas Pot Luck, Annual General Meeting, Awards and Elections

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