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Schomberg Horticultural Society

District 15

About Us

Please note that all scheduled events have been cancelled due to the pandemic.
The executive members are hard at work to prepare for virtual meetings, webinars and other methods to keep its valued members informed and connected with each other.
The Safety of our members, supporters and community at large is our priority.
Once government regulations allow us we will commence with in person meetings again.

Since its inception on April 12th, 1935, the Schomberg Horticultural Society has been an integral part of King Township.
The objectives of the Society are to hold meetings with guest speakers that will encompass all aspects of horticulture to encourage all types of gardening.
It promotes the protection of the environment through good gardening practices, tree plantings, public beautification and educational materials and how to be good stewards of our lands.
Furthermore the Horticultural Society is to provide competitions, exhibits, field trips, contests and awards to promote these objectives. These are bound by their constitution and are governed by
the Agricultural & Horticultural Organizations Act of the Province of Ontario.
The Schomberg Horticultural Society has not taken these tasks lightly, which is evident by the numerous projects, installations, maintenance and beautification of gardens it has taken on over the years.
The monthly meetings feature interesting and educational speakers but the main events are the plant sale on the weekend before Mother's Day and the Annual Garden Tour on the last Sunday in June.
More information on the garden tour: http://experienceking.ca/schomberg-horticultural-society-annual-garden-tour/
Updates and events can be found on https://www.facebook.com/Schomberg-Horticultural-Society-261275024322363/

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Our general meeting location is:

All Virtual Zoom Meetings until further notice
190 Church Street
Schomberg L0G1T0
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The fee to join our society is:

Single yearly memberships $ 5.00 per person memberships

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Trish Maguire schomberghortsociety@gmail.com
Past President Jill Watts-Hayward schomberghortsociety@gmail.com
1st Vice President Janice Crone schomberghortsociety@gmail.com
2nd Vice President Barb Prince schomberghortsociety@gmail.com
Secretary Judy Henderson schomberghortsociety@gmail.com
Flower Secretary & Assistant Flower Secretary Nomination open, Joan Rice schomberghortsociety@gmail.com
Program Director Angela Rose schomberghortsociety@gmail.com
Public Relations Directors, Social Directors, Plant Sale Committee, Garden Tour Committee and Dirctor at large Eleonora Schmied, Susan Zweep, Liz MacPherson, Sheila Kelley, Kathleen Gorsline, Barbara Niemeyer, Eleonora Schmied, Mary Tzarik schomberghortsociety@gmail.com
General Information:

Please be advised that all our scheduled in person meetings have been cancelled due to the pandemic. We sincerely hope to commence with in person meetings once government regulations allow us to do so. In the meantime watch for upcoming webinars and zoom meetings. Visit us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Schomberg-Horticultural-Society-261275024322363
We meet virtually every last Tuesday of the month (March to June and September, October) at 7:30
Besides inspiring speakers we feature a flower show and refreshments after the presentation.
Guests are always welcome. $ 5.00 at the door

Join Us!

Join our enthusiastic group of volunteers, experience comradery, meet new, like minded people and help beautify the place we live in, encourage our young generation to learn how to take care of our environment.
Join our meetings with exciting speakers, a fabulous flower show and refreshments after the presentation. Our signature events are the plants sale on the first weekend of May which features hard to find rare perennials, treasures from our member's gardens, herbs, annuals, small shrubs and trees and a children's program. 9am - 4pm. The second annual event is the garden tour on the last Sunday in June, it features 8 outstanding gardens and properties in and around Schomberg in picturesque King Township. Members of Arts Society King display their art in the gardens.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
"Native Species" -Cathy Kavassalis Jan 26th, 7:30 Virtual Zoom The importance of planting native species in your garden
"Garden Art for Cheapskates" - Dianne & Gary Westlake Feb 23rd, 7:30 Virtual Zoom Innovative ways to make garden art yourself and fun ways to display it.
"The Busy Gardener" - Denise Hodgins March 23rd, 7:30 Virtual Zoom learn more about your own gardens and how to care for them as well and how to take them to the next level
"The Ground Gets Lower" - Catherine McGill April 27th, 7:30 Virtual Zoom Tips and Tools for the Mature Gardener.
"Small Gardens" - Sharon and John Bowler May 25th, 7:30 Virtual Zoom Sharon and John are sharing their passion for gardening in small spaces.
"Thugs, Bullies and Sneaks" - Rebecca Last June 22nd, 7:30 Virtual Zoom A fun look at critters in your garden." Friends or Foes?
SHS Outing - Staying close to home picnic August 18th, 11 am Schomberg Community Farm Tour, followed by picnic Guided tour of the Schomberg Community Farm, followed by a member's only picnic. Registration required, non members welcome ($ 5.00 fee plus membership registration required)
"How to make an urn arrangement using locally foraged materials" by Jaclyn Parsons of Season's Floral Studio Sept 28th, 7:30 Virtual Zoom Jaclyn is going to present how to make an urn with readily available plant material.
Paul Zammitt "Planning and Planting for all Seasons of Interest". October 26th, 7:30 Virtual Zoom A fun and entertaining presentation on gardening through the seasons.
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