Societies in Ontario
Innisfil Garden Club
Our club was established in 1979 as Gilford & District Horticultural Society - which is still our legal name - but a decision to adopt the front name Innisfil Garden Club came into effect on November 13, 2016 after a positive vote of 44 to 7.
The list of members has changed greatly over the years, but fortunately we still have a few members who date back to 1979. We are a very diverse group of people with members from all walks of life, life experiences, knowledge and what have you. I believe you can get an answer to almost anything you want to know, if you ask.
Our motto is to have fun, laugh and enjoy whatever we are doing.
Most of our members are of the female kind, but the menfolk and the younger generation are beginning to show up at the meetings, realizing that we have fun, some darn good speakers and a well stacked coffee and snack table – and last but not least a chance to compete in the Flower and Vegetable Shows, Floral Designs and, at the end of the year, in the Photo Competition.
You can be a member who shows up at general meetings, listens to our speakers and enjoys our coffee or you can be a member who joins in, helps out and participates in everything that we have going. Whatever you do, do yourself a favour and become a member.
DO YOU BELONG?
Are you an active member, the kind that would be missed? Or are you just contented that your name is on the list? Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the flock? Or do you stay at home and criticize and knock? Do you ever go to visit a member who is sick? Or leave the work to just a few and talk about the clique? There’s quite a programme scheduled that I’m sure you’ve heard about And we’ll all appreciate it if you’ll come and help us out. So come to the meetings often and help with hand and heart – Don’t be just a member, dig in do your part. Think this over, member; you know right from wrong –
Are you an active member, or do you just belong.
– Author Unknown –
Churchill Community Centre
6322 Yonge Street (County Road 4) just North of Killarney Beach Road
Churchill L0L 1K0
$15.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of three, Lifetime- and Youth Memberships are free
|Secretary and Membership||Marilyn Elliottfirstname.lastname@example.org||705-436-5141|
|Flower Show Chair and Society Page Master||Jenni Murrellemail@example.com||705-456-3163|
We meet the second Monday of the month from March to October. Meeting time starts at 7.30 pm. No meeting in August. We have 6 flower shows a year, entries for these are from 6.30 – 7.00 pm. In May and September our flower shows are on Saturdays, entries for these are from 9.30 – 10.30 am.
Joining the Innisfil Garden Club / Gilford & District Horticultural Society it is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. Just click on the MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM at the bottom of this page, print it, fill it in and bring it to the next General Meeting or mail it to our P.O. Box in Lefroy. Cheques should be made out to Gilford & District Horticultural Society. You will receive a Membership Card and your Yearbook.
During the year you will receive by mail or e-mail, a copy of our newsletter the ‘Iris’ and by e-mail or phone, you will be informed and/or reminded about up-coming programs and events.
You will receive a 10% discount from some of our advertisers by showing your Membership Card.
|General Meeting||March 13, 2023 at 7.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Speakers: Jenni Murrell on entering specimens into flower shows and Candace Steele on Dahlias|
|General Meeting||April 17, 2023 at 7.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Helen Battersby will be speaking on ‘Designing with Edible Plants: A fresh Look at a Growing Trend’.|
|General Meeting||May 8, 2023 at 7.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Paul LaPorte - Tracing the Roots of native Plants.|
|Spring Show and Tea||May 13, 2023 - Exhibitors from 9.30 to 10.30 - Visitors from 12 noon to 1.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Flower Show - Tea and light lunch will be served - cost $10.00 at the door|
|Annual Plant and Bake Sale||May 27, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 12 noon||South Innisfil Arboretum, 1474 Shore Acres Drive, Gilford||For donations of or help with digging of plans etc. call Mona at 705-456-0132 - for donations of baked goods call Sharon 705-456-3316|
|General Meeting and Flower Show||June 12, 2023 - Exhibitors from 6.30 to 7.00 p.m - members from 7.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Doug and Terry Kennedy from ‘Orchids in Our Tropics’ will be speaking on Orchids.|
|General Meeting and Flower Show||July 10, 2023 - Exhibitors from 6.30 to 7.00 p.m. - Members from 7.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Molly Shannon from Canadian Succulents will highlight indoor container gardening with a variety of tropical/tender succulent species, growing hardy perennial succulents outdoors in Ontario and how to successfully propagate succulent plants|
|General Meeting||September 11, 2023 from 7.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Christine Larsen, of Buying Thyme Designs will be making a presentation on Winter Sowing|
|Fall Flower and Vegetable Show and Social Tea||September 16, 2023 - Exhibitors from 9.30 to 10.30 a.m. - Visitors from 12.00 to 1.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Flower Show and Social Tea and light lunch will be served - cost $10.00 at the door|
|General Meeting||October 6, 2023 - Exhibitors from 6.30 to 7.00 p.m. - Members from 7.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Gwen Peterman speaks on ‘The Importance of Birds’ and how to make a ‘No Dig Eco Friendly Garden’.|
|Annual General Meeting||November 199, 2023 from 1.30 p.m.||Churchill Community Centre||Appetizers and Dessert Buffet - 2023 Reports - Awards Presentation - Photo Contest Results - Election of 2024 Executive|