Meetings & Events

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
Vermicompost/Sprouts

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.