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Nobleton & King City Horticulture Society

District 15

About Us

It was December 1957 when the group of gardening enthusiasts met in Nobleton Community Hall to propose the forming of a local Horticultural Society and among those in attendance was St. Clair Tennant, former president of the Ontario Horticultural Association [part of the Ministry of Agriculture], who as director of District 15 of the OHA would present this proposal to the OHA executive for approval. Such approval came quickly and in January 1958, as a result of that historic December meeting, the Nobleton and District Horticultural Society, (NDHS as it was first called) came into being with 50 members already signed up. Among these members who would play a pivotal role in the early years of the NDHS were greenhouse businessman John Neate, cousins Pearl Mactaggar,t Muriel Mactaggart, Marion Mactaggart, Nellie Goodfellow, Mrs Russell Snider, all members of long standing in the nearby Woodbridge Horticultural Society, with Cyril Flinders. As we say, and the rest is history. The Society celebrated it's 60th Anniversary in 2018.

We welcome new members. Come and join us and be part of like-minded people who love gardening. Diverse topics from speakers and social exchanges over a cup of coffee or tea are always great learning moments. We are proud to offer a wonderful range of workshops, educational opportunities and events, but we can't do it without you! Our club is supported through it's volunteer membership, grants, donations and fundraising events. Come and join us!

Our mission is to encourage interest in Horticulture and related Environmental Stewardship initiatives, through sharing the theory and practice of gardening with our membership and the wider community.

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Our general meeting location is:

Nobleton Community Hall
19 Old King Rd.
Nobleton L0G 1N0
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The fee to join our society is:

$20.00 for individuals, $30 for two members of the same family.

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Kelly Lavis nobletonkingcitygardenclub@gmail.com 289-221-1939
Past President Lucille King nobletonkingcitygardenclub@gmail.com
General Information:

Come and join us every 4th Monday of the Month from March to October. Excluding July and August. There is a members only trip in August.
Doors open at 7:30p.m., enjoy beverage and treat. Speaker starts at 8p.m.

New members & guests are always welcomed, $5 guest fee per night which can be applied towards membership purchased in current year.

Join Us!

Enjoy conversations with knowledgeable club members, gardeners and fellow nature lovers. Attend diverse speaker events, demonstrations and workshops. Participate in Plant Sale and community beautification projects. Partake in seasonal Flower & Vegetable Shows. Create new friendships, build social and professional connections. Discover the art of Floral Arrangement Design. Be part of evolving horticultural practices and environmental stewardship.

We welcome all! Whether you are brand new to gardening or have a well-seasoned green thumb, we invite you to join.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
PRUNING TREES, SHRUBS AND EVERGREENS - DEMONSTRATION Monday, March 23rd Nobleton Community Hall FRANK SOLTY - The purpose of this seminar is to provide gardeners with enough knowledge and practical information that they will feel confident to prune, shape, and/or manicure their landscape plants with the ultimate goal of improving functionality and plant health; and enjoy their garden to its full potential.
GARDENING YOUR FRONT YARD: PROJECTS AND IDEAS FOR BIG & SMALL SPACES Monday, April 27th Nobleton Community Hall TARA NOLAN - Looking for ideas to transform your front yard from a bland grassscape to a vital living space? It’s hard to know where to start, but Tara’s new book provides inspiration as a jumping off point to various front yard concepts. Tara will cover topics ranging from sustainable ideas, like rain gardens and eco-friendly grass alternatives, to planting for pollinators and sneaking veggies into your front yard perennial garden. Start thinking about what you want to do now, and get ready to dig in once spring arrives.
PLANTING BEE Saturday, May 2nd Kelly's Garage & Greenhouse Preparing plants for our Plant Sale.
PLANT & ASK ART POP UP SALE Saturday, May 23th King Heritage & Cultural Centre, 2920 King Road, King City Locally grown plants from our volunteers, and Original Art for sale from Arts Society King. Come early for best selection!
ALL POTTED UP Monday, May 25th Nobleton Community Hall HEINKE THIESSEN -Patios, balconies or beside the front door can be the perfect place to grow your favourite plants in containers, be they petunias or potatoes. Whether decorative, edible or a combination, you can express your personal style with fun and unique containers in all four seasons. This presentation will cover container basis as well as design and placement."
The Evening Garden: Gardening for After Dark Monday, June 22nd Nobleton Community Hall WOLFE BONHAM -
Members Annual BBQ Potluck TBD Kelly's House, 32 Norcliffe Dr. King RSVP Potluck BBQ
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT Thursday, August 18th Country Cut Flower TBD
AFTER THE HARVEST - WHAT'S NEXT Monday, September 28th Nobleton Community Hall JULIA DIMAKOS -This presentation covers what to do with your harvest after bringing it indoors. It does not cover canning. Instead, it shows you how to properly store your vegetables, either whole or converted, in order to enjoy them for as long as possible into the winter. I cover storage techniques for a list of vegetables, whether in a cold cellar/cold room, fridge, cold basement, etc. If the vegetables can not be stored whole, I discuss how to convert them through freezing, dehydrating, and freezer canning. The second half of the presentation shows examples of some of the creative and interesting ways I have used my harvest, offering alternative ways to preserve what we grow.
GARDENING FOR THE BIRDS Monday, October 26th Nobleton Community Hall KRISTEN MARTYN - Creating a refuge in your own backyard will improve the lives of birds and other wildlife and it is a fun and rewarding activity for your family, too. Join Kristen Martyn as she explores how you can create a garden for the birds and other wildlife to enjoy. This presentation focuses on the four key elements of attracting wildlife as well as the use of specific types of plants (with emphasis on native plants). This presentation is packed full of photos of local backyard birds and wildlife, and is a must hear for anyone who enjoys gardening and is always looking for ways to bring wildlife into their yard.
AGM & Potluck Dinner Monday, November 23rd Nobleton Community Hall Annual General Meeting and Potluck followed by awards.

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