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Bracebridge Horticultural Society

District 18

About Us

2022 is our 90th Anniversary! Bracebridge Horticultural Society has been meeting since 1932 to organize like-minded individuals to work at beautifying Bracebridge and encouraging people to garden. Along with all our usual events, such as plant sales, flower shows, the front yard garden recognition contest and a fundraising cookbook we have many exciting outreach events for 2022, Canada's Year of the Garden. We plan to have our 90th Birday Party at our regular meeting on May 24. We plan a Birthday icnic at Annie Willams Park on August 13th with games, prizes et al. We will have public info sessions on the sidewalk in from of the Library 3 or4 times this summer with info and handouts about Butterflyway; Seeds; Invasive Species and How to preserve your harvest. Many workshops are planned from making flower bombs for Guerilla Gardening to torfu pots; invasive species recognition and Forest Bathing (with clothes on) We have partnered with Bracebridge Public Library in support of their Heritage Seed Project and have done several YouTube videos with the library.We also offer yearly a one-time $1,000.00 post secondary bursary to students from Bracebridge who are continuing their studies in horticulture, agriculture or environmental studies. The area high school front offices have application forms to fill out and send to the horticultural society for consideration. You are most welcome to come join our group. We also look after several gardens, have member garden tours and much more. Also, be sure to check out our facebook page for lots of interesting news, tips and videos at http://www.facebook.com/bracebridgegardeners.
Our society plants and maintains four major public gardens in Bracebridge. We pay for and plant a section of the Rotary Centennial Gardens on Pine St., three gardens around the Centre for Active Living on Dominion St., our 20 year old signature Millennium Garden on Ecclestone Drive and have maintained the town gardens at the Public Library on Manitoba St. since 1996. We take great pride in these gardens and have great fun working on them together every year.

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Our general meeting location is:

Centre for Active Living,
54 Dominion Street,
Bracebridge P1L 2A5
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The fee to join our society is:

Membership is $20 per person or $30 per family

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Nancy Thompson nrt@rogers.com 705-645-4639
Vice-President Ken Turner ken@kturnerandassoc.com 705-645-7416
Membership Donna Wallace donnalorrainewallace@outlook.com 705-645-2086
Secretary Karen Boyer krboyer@vianet.ca 705-645-9513
General Information:

We meeting on the 4th Tuesday of February to June, September to November at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments are served after the meeting and our emphasis is always on fun and education.
We will use Zoom if Covid raises its ugly head again....

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Questions or comments can be directed to President Nancy Thompson at 705-645-4639 or nrt@rogers.com

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Front Yard Garden Recognition June 15 - July 15 Bracebridge Front Yards
90th Anniversary Meeting/Party May 24 7:00-10:00 Centre for Active Learning Quizzes, brief history; displays; skit; stories; refreshments
Muskoka Earth Festival May 28 Fairgrounds Muskoka wide collection of eco-friendly businesses and groups
Plant Sale & seed planting June 4 9:00-12:00 Old train station parking lot plants from our gardens; seedlings; free hort books
90th Anniversary Picnic August 13 10:00-2:00 Annie Williams Park games, displays, give aways; you bring lunch we provide dessert and drinks
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