Flower Shows & Meetings
Our monthly meetings feature entertaining and informative speakers who educate our members on various aspects of horticulture and gardening. May, September and October meetings include professionally judged flower shows. Points and prizes are awarded to worthy specimens. All members are encouraged to exhibit and participate in this friendly competition.
Schedule of Meetings & Events
All monthly meetings are held in the O’Brien Rooms at the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex (formerly Pickering Recreation Complex) starting at 7:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). Doors open at 7:00 pm for exhibitors to place their entries to be judged, before 7:15 pm. Out of consideration for the judges, the 7:15 pm deadline will be strictly enforced. Entrance to the O’Brien Rooms is via the Back Arena Entrance off of Diefenbaker Ct.
|January 14, 2020||Yoga & Wellness for Gardeners
Speaker: Robynn Nierop
|February 11, 2020||Cannabis – History, Cultivation & Harvest
Speaker: Matthew Dressing
Event: Sweet & Savoury Potluck
|March 10, 2020||The Alternatives – Groundcovers, Grasses & Trees
Speaker: Martin Galloway
|April 14, 2020||CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
How to Bring a Touch of Zen into Your Garden
Speaker: Wolfgang Bonham
Event: Visitors’ Day ~ Invite a friend, family member, coffee buddy to the meeting
|May 6, 2020|| CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
Event: Annual Plant Sale at the Gazebo in Esplanade Park, Pickering
8:00 am to 11:00 am (or until all the plants are sold)
Bring your extra plants or buy someone else’s. Help raise money for the Society.
Knowledgeable Gardeners on Hand
|May 12, 2020||CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
Polar Bears and Carrots – What Climate Change Really Means
Speaker: Deborah Pearson
Event: Spring Flower Show
|June 23, 2020||CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
Speaker: Cathy Nesbitt
Event: Summer Flower Show
|July 4, 2020||CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
Annual “Mystery” Bus Tour: Pickering Horticultural Society goes on the road.
We all look forward to this great opportunity to visit some wonderful gardens.
|July – August 2020||No meetings (Lounging in our Gardens)|
|September 8, 2020||Native Bees (Virtual Presentation)
Speaker: Scott MacIvor
|October 13, 2020||October in the Garden (Virtual Presentation)
Speaker: Matt Dressing
|November 10, 2020||Event: Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner
Join us for the Election of Officers and Directors, at the Chestnut Hill Development Recreation Centre, O’Brien Rooms
Socializing and Punch Cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by Dinner at 7:00 pm.