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Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society

District 15

About Us

The Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society is celebrating its 107th year in 2020.
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
President Bernadette Burns thornhillhort@live.com 647-527-6948
General Information:

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except for July, November and December).
The 2020 meeting dates are January 15 (AGM), February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, September 16, and October 21. Each meeting features a guest speaker. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. (Social from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Flower Shows are held concurrently with the May, June, and July general meetings.

Join Us!

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 15, 2020 - 7:30 p.m. Thornhill Community Centre AGM - Video "2019 - The Year in Review", Financial reports, Elections to the Board of Directors
Spring Plant Sale May 9, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thornhill Community Centre parking lot Annual Spring Sale
Annual Garden Tour & Membership Tea July 12, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Various locations Tour of Thornhill gardens
Annual Summer Flower Show August 21, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shops on Steeles & 404 Annual Flower Show
Fall Plant Sale September 12, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thornhill Community Centre parking lot Annual Fall Sale
"Poppy" Ceremony November 10, 2020 - 11 a.m. Bayview / John garden (southwest corner of Bayview Ave. & John St.) Annual Remembrance Day ceremony
Floral Arrangement workshops 2020 Dates to follow
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