St. George Garden Club
Welcome to the St. George Garden Club website! Our society has approximately 90+ members of all ages, with a wide variety of experience levels. Our meetings are usually educational with a speaker, and we also have the four floral competitions annually.
Our meetings are composed of speakers, field trips, workshops and also a strawberry social in early July and a garden party in August. In early December we have our annual meeting. Both the garden party and the annual meeting are pot luck dinners. We try to keep things light and fun.....as each meeting ends with a door prize draw.
We offer a $1,000.00 grant each year to a Brant County secondary school student who is going on to post secondary studies in horticulture, agriculture or environmental studies.
Our mission is to encourage interest and improvement in horticulture:
By holding meetings with an instructional value on subjects connected with the theory and practice of horticulture
By encouraging the improvement of private and public grounds
By giving awards and scholarships
By distribution of plants, bulbs and flowers
By promoting the circulation of horticultural information
By promoting gardening activities with children and youth
St. George Fire Hall meeting room
72 Main St. N. at Mansfield
St. George, N0E1N0
Memberships are Single $10.00 and Family $15.00 Dropins - $2.00
|1st Vice President||Julie Dawson||jsd4664(at)live.com|
|2nd Vice President||Gord Landry||landrygord(at)gmail.com|
|Past President||Jan Masters||janmasters64(at)gmail.com|
The St. George Garden Club meetings are usually held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from March to December (unless otherwise indicated). Meetings begin at 7:00pm with refreshments and a social time. At 7:30pm we have a short business session followed by the speaker of the evening. We end the meeting with the judging of the floral competition and finally the door prize draw. We love to see new faces and invite you to join us.
Membership Benefits allow you a discount with area supporters as follows:
10 % discount at Antler's Garden Center, Brantford
10% discount at Forest of Flowers - Brantford (not on sale items)
10% off purchases at Dragonfly Landscaping - St George
25% off purchases of shrubbery & trees at Cambridge Garden Centre
Some of the activites our club gets involved in are:
Planting and maintance of the cenotaph planters, downtown planters, garden across from the post office and the Lily gardens in front of the arena.
We support the adopt-a-road program with roadside cleanups in April, July and September
Hold our Annual plant sale every year in May
Introduce gardening to community youth
Promote tree planting
Support Paris Fall Fair
Participate in St. George Apple Fest to promote our passion in gardening and our club
Annual scholarship for Brant County student pursuing post secondary education in Horticulture, Agriculture or Environmental studies.
|St. George Garden Club PLANT SALE||Saturday May 11th - 8:00am to 11:00am||St. George Arena (rear) 7 Gaukel Dr. St. George||Lots of perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs, indigenous plants, bulbs, shrubs, Green Elephant table, free draw, kids plant a flower for Mothers Day|
|Regular Meeting - Kari Bishop - Topic: "Backyard Bee Business"||Tuesday May 21st - 7:00pm to 9:00pm||St. George Firehall meeting room 72 Main St. N. @ Mansfield Dr, St. George||Of course all gardeners are promoting pollination. Kari Bishop will take us through the process of having your own bees.. Meeting starts at 7:00 with refreshments, speaker at 7:30 after some business and the meeting closes with a door prize draw|
|Field Trip to Trails End Iris Farm||Tuesday June 11th - meet at the firehall to carpool at 6:30pm||3674 Indian Trail, Brantford, ON||The members will take this opportunity to see all the beautiful Irises in bloom and perhaps decide which they would like to order.|
|Field trip to RBG musical night||Tuesday July 16th - meet at the firehall to carpool at 6:00pm||RBG Plains Road, Hamilton||The RBG has a summer series of musical evenings.|
|Regular meeting - Dr. Galbraith -"Thinking Globally, Acting Locally"||Tuesday Sept 17th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm||St. George Firehall - 72 Main St. N. at Mansfield Dr. St. George||Dr. Galbraith is from the Royal Botanical Gardens and will give a presentation on their work. Refreshments at 7:00pm, speaker at 7:30 following business. Following the speaker we will judge the floral competition and close with a door prize draw|
|St. George Apple Fest - come and visit our booth||Saturday Sept 21st and Sunday Sept 22nd from 10am to 5pm||St. George is on Hwy 5 between Cambridge & Brantford...just east of Hwy 24||This is a fun event, and we love to promote our garden club, sell some bulbs and membership.|
|Regular meeting - Speaker Rob Howard - Topic: "9 things I learned from other People's Garden"s||Monday Oct 7th - 7:00pm||Glen Morris Public School||This is a joint meeting with Glen Morris and Lynden Clubs|
|Regular meeting - presentation from the "Ontario Christian Gleaners|"||Tuesday Nov 19th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm||St. George Fire Hall 72 Main St. N. at Mansfield Dr. St. George||This organization dries food for 3rd world countries, we will be learning what they do. Following speaker we will judge the floral competition and close with a door prize|
|Christmas Workshop||Tuesday Nov 26th 7:00pm||St. George arena - 7 Gaukel Rd.||Project to be advised|