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Port Hope Garden Club

District 4

About Us

The Port Hope Garden Club is an exciting and rewarding community. We have a place for all ages. We offer informative speakers, outings, flower shows and awards.

Please attend our monthly meeting, and check out our events calendars and newsletters for details.

We look forward to seeing you bloom!


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Our general meeting location is:

Ruth Clarke Centre
81 Mill Street South
Port Hope L1A 2N8
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The fee to join our society is:

$15 per person; $20 per family

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Co-coordinator Patricia McCaw porthope@gardenontario.org 905-396-7313
General Information:

Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of the month at the Ruth Clarke Centre, 81 Mill Street South, Port Hope, ON L1A 2N8.
Refreshments at 7:00 pm • Meetings start at 7:30 pm

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
AGM plus Slideshow Mon Jan 20, 2020 Ruth Clarke Centre Slideshow by Murray Munroe on flowers of SE Asia
Movie on the High Line Mon Feb 17, 2020 Ruth Clarke Centre A 2-mile long elevated linear park greenway created on a former New York Central Railroad spur in NYC. Piet Oudolf designed the plantings.
Cancelled Mon Mar 16, 2020 Ruth Clarke Centre Due to Covid-19
Cancelled Mon Apr 20, 2020 Ruth Clarke Centre Due to Covid-19
PLANT SALE 8:30–10 am (or until all plants are sold) Sat May 9, 2020 Port Hope Fair Centre, McCaul St, Port Hope L1A 1L2
SPRING/MAY FLOWER SHOW. Marian Jean of Oakridge Dahlias Mon May 11, 2020 (2nd Mon) Ruth Clarke Centre Marian will share her knowledge and love of these beautiful flowers.
JUNE FLOWER SHOW (submit entries 6:45–7:15 pm). Bea Chan on "Cut Flowers" Mon Jun 15, 2020 Ruth Clarke Centre Bea runs a cut-flower farm in Northumberland county and will share her experiences in setting up a small local business.
FOUR-CLUB GARDEN TOUR, this year hosted by Cobourg Garden Club Sun July 12, 2020 (12:30-4:30) Cobourg & Hamilton Tp cobourggardenclub.org
BUS TRIP Wed July 22, 2020 Uxbridge & Toronto Visit to Toronto Botanical Gardens, plus John’s Gardens, Uxbridge, and lunch at TBG Café
YARD SALE & MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION for our club, at the Port Hope Arts Festival Sat Aug 8, 2020 (10am-3pm) Memorial Park, next to the Town Hall Please consider donating gardening tools, books, cuttings, vases, urns, pots, ornaments, treasures, finds, etc!
SUMMER FLOWER & VEGETABLE SHOW (submit entries 5:15–5:45 pm) Mon Aug 17, 2020 Port Britain Annual potluck picnic
"Suitable Trees for Garden Design" Mon Sep 21, 2020 Ruth Clarke Centre Brian from Alcock Nurseries in Campbellford. Bring your questions about trees, planting, pruning, etc.
ANNUAL AWARDS. "Soil Health and Management" Mon Oct 19, 2020 Ruth Clarke Centre John Montague from Glen Road Organics. For gardens big or small, balcony boxes and beds, compost makes plants flourish!
"Extending the Perennial Season" Mon Nov 16, 2020 Ruth Clarke Centre Ken Brown thinks that the Iris is the Queen of the perennial garden, but by adding peonies and daylilies he extends the flowering season and brings in other colours and foliage. Information about care and propogation, along with his humour and affection for his plants, will make this an interesting evening.
CHRISTMAS FLOWER & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW Mon Dec 14, 2020 (2nd Mon) Ruth Clarke Centre Slideshow of Members’ "Interesting Garden Visits"
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Mon Jan 18, 2021 Ruth Clarke Centre Speaker TBD.

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