St. George Garden Club
Welcome to the St. George Garden Club! Our club has approximately 90 members and within that membership we have a range of ages and experience.
During "normal" times our membership meetings are composed of guest speakers, floral competitions and social time. We often include field trips and workshops over the course of the year as well. However during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Club has turned to hosting meeting via Zoom and has had the occasional field trip when possible (following the Provinces guidelines). It's very important to the clubs executive that we keep our membership engaged.
Our annual meeting is held at our Christmas dinner at which time we have a catered meal, games and door prizes. We also take this time to recognize those members who have gone above and beyond.
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 $15.00 and Family $20.00 Dropins - $5.00
The SGGC meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from February to December (unless otherwise indicated). Doors open at 6:30pm for those who want to enjoy refreshments and social time before the meeting starts at 7:00pm with a short business session followed by the speaker of the evening. We end the meeting with the judging of the floral competition and the door prize draw. All are welcome!
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
Access to our private Facebook Group for members only
Some of the activities our club gets involved in are:
Planting and maintenance of the cenotaph planters, downtown planters, garden across from the post office and the Anniversary garden 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.
|Membership Meeting||Tuesday February 15 @ 7pm||ZOOM||David Chapman: presenting on wild and wonderful weather.|
|Membership Meeting||Tuesday March 15th @ 7pm||ZOOM||Anthony Pasto: presenting on what’s best for bees and the importance of bees for our environment and food system.|
|Membership Meeting||Tuesday April 19th @ 7pm||ZOOM||Marie Decker: presenting on vegetable gardening|
|Adopt-A-Road||Saturday April 23rd @ 9-11am||Anglican Church parking lot.||Help keep our community clean. Bring gloves|
|Membership Meeting||Tuesday May 18th @ 7pm||ZOOM||Karen Sciuk: presenting on water wise gardening|
|SGGC Annual Plant Sale||Saturday May 28th @ 9:30am||South Dumfries Arena||Fundraiser|
|Membership Field Trip||Saturday June 11th @ 9am||Whistling Gardens||Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information|
|100th Anniversary Social||Saturday July 9th @ TBA||TBA||Contact us at email@example.com for more information|
|Adopt-A-Road||Saturday July 23rd @ 8-10am||Anglican Church parking lot||Help keep our community clean. Bring gloves|
|Applefest Adventure||Saturday September 18th||St. George, ON||More details to come|
|Membership Meeting||Tuesday September 20th @ 7pm||ZOOM||Nancy Lee Colibaba: presenting on horticulture therapy|
|Adopt-A-Road||Saturday September 24th @ 9-11am||Anglican Church parking lot||Help keep our community clean. Bring gloves|
|Membership Meeting||Monday October 3rd @ 7pm||Winklemolen Tree Nursery||Tour the nursery by way of farm wagon. Dress warm & bring a blanket. More details to come|
|Membership Meeting||Tuesday November 15th @ 7pm||ZOOM||Wendy Downing: presenting on decorating Dundurn Castle. More details to come|
|SGGC Annual Christmas Dinner & AGM||Saturday November 26th @ 5:30-9pm||South Dumfries Arena||More details to come|
|Christmas Light Tour||Saturday December 3rd @ 7pm||Royal Botanical Gardens||More details to come|
|Christmas Planter Workshop||TBA||TBA||More details to come up|