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Innisfil Garden Club

District 16

About Us

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 –


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Our general meeting location is:

Churchill Community Centre
6322 Yonge Street (County Road 4) just North of Killarney Beach Road
Churchill L0L 1K0
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The fee to join our society is:

$15.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of three, Lifetime- and Youth Memberships are free

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Mona Rea mona.rea@gmail.com 705-456-0132
Secretary and Membership Marilyn Elliott marilynelliot21@outlook.com 705-436-5141
Flower Show Chair and Society Page Master Jenni Murrell jenni.murrell@gmail.com 705-456-3163
General Information:

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.

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Membership 2022
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.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
General Meeting April 11, 2022 at 7.30 p.m. Churchill Community Centre Speaker: Julia Dimakos on How to Maximize Your Harvest Through Succession Planting
General Meeting May 9, 2022 at 7.30 p.m. Churchill Community Centre Speaker: Ken Brown on The Three Tenors +1. (Iris, Peony, Daylily and Lily)
Lucy Valente Momorial Spring Show and Tea May 14, 2022 - 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 $7.00 at the door
Annual Plant and Bake Sale May 28, 2022 - 8 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. 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 13, 2022 - Exhibitors from 6.30 to 7.00 p.m - members from 7.30 p.m. Churchill Community Centre Speakers: Master Gardeners Pat Cook and Joan Sundeen on All About Soil and Making Compost
General Meeting and Flower Show July 11, 2022 - Exhibitors from 6.30 to 7.00 p.m. - Members from 7.30 p.m. Churchill Community Centre Speaker: Master Gardener Marianne Lepa on Good Bugs Bad Bugs - Prey and Predator
General Meeting September 12, 2022 from 7.30 p.m. Churchill Community Centre Speaker: Paul LaPorte on Building Biodiversity with Native Plants
Fall Flower and Vegetable Show and Social Tea September 17, 2022 - 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 $7.00 at the door
General Meeting October 3, 2022 - Exhibitors from 6.30 to 7.00 p.m. - Members from 7.30 p.m. Churchill Community Centre Speaker: Master Gardener Joan Nieman-Agapas on What's that Smell
Annual General Meeting November 13, 2022 from 1.30 p.m. Churchill Community Centre Appetizers and Dessert Buffet - 2022 Reports - Awards Presentation - Photo Contest Results - Election of 2023 Executive - Bonus - Guest Speaker Paul Zammit on Planning and Planting for Four Seasons
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