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Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society

District 15

About Us

The Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society is celebrating its 108th year in 2022.
Our Society's members have a common interest in gardening and the greening of our homes and community through horticultural activities.

The Society promotes the beautification of Thornhill's public and private spaces by planting and maintaining trees, plants, shrubs and flowers at several community locations.
Monthly meetings (9 per year), plant sales (2), a front garden recognition programme, an annual Garden Tour and other activities are held each year. A monthly newsletter is issued to our members.
Bursaries are provided to Thornhill students enrolled full-time studies related to Horticulture and/or Environmental Sciences.

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Our general meeting location is:

Thornhill Community Centre
7755 Bayview Avenue
Thornhill L3T 4P1
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The fee to join our society is:

$25 / single or $35 / family.

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Co-President Bernadette Burns thornhillhort@live.com 647-527-6948
General Information:

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except for December).
The 2022 meeting dates are January 19 (AGM), February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, and October 19, and November 16. Each meeting features a guest speaker. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m.
Please Note: Due to the continuing presence of COVID-19, all meetings in 2022 will be held virtually (via ZOOM).
Indoor meetings at the Thornhill Community Centre will be held once again when it is safe to do so and our members feel comfortable doing so. We will post dates, time, and location of the indoor meetings once they begin again at this site, our Website, and on our Facebook Page.
Guests are welcomed at our meetings.

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Our Society's members continue to pursue activities and programmes which ensure that we remain relevant and resourceful in an ever-changing time and climate.
Our members (novice to long-time gardeners) look forward to learning more about gardening from: our guest speakers, each other, volunteering at our community beautification sites, visiting gardens on our Garden Tour, assisting at our Plant Sales, helping with our Front Garden Recognition Programme, and other related programmes and activities.
New members and guests are always welcomed.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Annual General Meeting January 19, 2022- 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM AGM - Video "2021 - The Year in Review", Financial reports, Elections to the Board of Directors
Spring Plant Sale May 7, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thornhill Community Centre parking lot Annual Spring Sale
Annual Garden Tour & Membership Appreciation Tea July 10, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Various community locations Tour of Thornhill gardens
Annual Summer Flower Show 2022 Show cancelled due to COVID-19 Shops on Steeles & 404 Annual Flower Show
Fall Plant Sale September 10, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thornhill Community Centre parking lot Annual Fall Sale
"Poppy" Ceremony November 10, 2022 - 11 a.m. Bayview / John garden (southwest corner of Bayview Ave. & John St.) Annual Remembrance Day ceremony
Front Garden Recognition Programme Nominations close June 22, 2022 Various community locations Annual recognition of front gardens with great curb appeal in Thornhill.
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