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Schomberg Horticultural Society

District 15

About Us

Since its inception on April 12th, 1935, the Schomberg Horticultural Society has been an integral part of King Township. Our objectives of the Society are to hold meetings with guest speakers that will encompass all aspects of horticulture to encourage all types of gardening. We promote 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, we provide competitions, exhibits, field trips, contests and awards to promote these objectives, which 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 we have committed to over the years.

The monthly meetings, currently via zoom, 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:

Schomberg Community Hall
325 Main Street
Schomberg L0G 1T0
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The fee to join our society is:

Single yearly membership is $ 20 pp and Family is $ 25 [4 max. per household] family

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Interim President Jill Watts-Hayward schomberghortsociety[at]gmail.com
Past President Linda Jessop schomberghortsociety[at]gmail.com
2nd Vice-President/Gardens Director Barbara Prince schomberghortsociety[at]gmail.com
Secretary & Treasurer Judith Henderson; Pat Janse schomberghortsociety[at]gmail.com
Program Director; Social Directors Angela Rose; Liz MacPherson & Sheila Kelly schomberghortsociety[at]gmail.com
Flower Show Secretary Chris Somerville schomberghortsociety[at]gmail.com
Public Relations Director Susan Zweep schomberghortsociety[at]gmail.com
Garden Tour Director Barb Neimeyer schomberghortsociety[at]gmail.com
General Information:

Please be advised that for the time being all our scheduled in person monthly 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 check the calendar for upcoming zoom events. Visit us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Schomberg-Horticultural-Society-261275024322363
We currently meet virtually on Zoom every last Tuesday of the month (January to June and September, October) at 7:00 pm

Join Us!

2021 was quite the year and thankfully, 2022 extends us an opportunity to discover new possibilities to renew, recover and restore our health and well-being. We have an exciting start to our New Year as 2022 has been proclaimed as Canada’s “Year of the Garden”. Keep a special eye out for our Community Blooms Red Hope Campaign.
Join our enthusiastic group of volunteers, enjoy new friendships, meet new, like minded people, help beautify our community and encourage our young generation to learn how to take care of our environment.
Our meetings feature outstanding speakers and virtual social time. If COVID restrictions allow, there will be a plant sale in May and the signature event, our much anticipated garden tour on June 26th, rain or shine, 10am to 4:00 pm.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Creepy Crawly Composters with Cathy Nesbitt Jan 25th, Virtual doors open at 7pm, presentation is at 7:307pm Zia Zoom Cathy Nesbit is a worm Advocate and Founder of "Cathy's Crawly Composters". She specializes in vermicomposting (indoor composting with worms) and organic diversion. Vermicomposting is a leading edge answer to our organic wast problem. Without a doubt, Cathy is Canada's foremost authority on vermicomposting.
Vegetable Gardening with Sally Hossain Feb 22nd, Virtual doors open at 7pm, presentation is at 7:30 Via Zoom Sally Hossain is an accomplished presenter. Her talk will concentrate on companion plantin, pest management, soil preparation and weed management.
Virtual ‘Winter’ Flower Show Feb 22nd Via Zoom Horticultural Theme: “Welcoming the New Year” and Floral Arrangement/Design Theme: “A Touch of Romance”
Starting and Saving Seeds with Maureen Cocksedges March 22nd, Virtual doors open at 7:00, presnetation starts at 7:30 Via Zoom Maureen Cocksedge will present how to save seeds, preserve them and how to start seeds.
Environmental Gardening April 26th, Virtual doors open at 7pm, presentation starts at 7:30 Via Zoom Anna Leggatt's talk will feature the importance of environmental gardening and how important it is to all of us. Using natural controls will keep us healthy and reduce species loss. A healthy environment will help to slow Global Warming. This presentation will touch on how to make your garden wildlife friendly, avoiding some pests.
Virtual ‘Spring’ Flower Show April 26th Via Zoom Horticultural Theme: “Spring Pageant” and Floral Arrangement/Design Theme: “Springs Arrival”
Bulbs for the Spring and Fall Garden May 24th, Virtual doors open at 7pm. presentation at 7:30 Via Zoom Presented by a member of the Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners
Annual Garden Tour June 26th Postponed
After the Harvest - what's next? June 28th, Virtual doors open at 7pm, presentation at 7:30 Via Zoom Julia Dimakos will share tips for all gardening levels, beginner to advanced and She hopes her tips will provide knowledge and inspiration to all levels of experience.
Virtual ‘Summer’ Flower Show June 28th Via Zoom Horticultural Theme: “Butterfly Party” and Floral Arrangement/Design Theme: “Flamboyance”
The Fascination of Succulents Sept 27th, Virtual doors open at 7pm, presentation at 7:30 Via Zoom Molly and Alex Shannon will be sharing the basics of succulent care and how succulents can be your popular year-round, fascinating indoor container plants as well as outdoors in summer for their drought-tolerance. Molly and Alex self-describe themselves as “succulent-obsessed” sisters. Topics include the importance of using the right soil, how to propagate from a single leaf, and how to keep succulents thriving.
The Joy of House Plants Oct 25th, Virtual doors open at 7pm, presentation at 7:30 Via Zoom Joanne Rachfalowski will be showing us how to care for your houseplants, choosing the right plants, plants you can use for floral design and how to propagate.
Virtual ‘Fall’ Flower Show Oct 25th Via Zoom Horticultural Theme: “Bountiful” and Floral Arrangement/Design: “Fall’s Colour Extravaganza”
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