About Us

The Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society's members have a common interest in gardening and the greening of our homes and community through horticultural activities.

TGHS's Garden Recognition Program
Sponsored Thornhill FRONT Garden Recognition Program

333 Signs Placed in 2021!

Each year our team

makes its way through

the streets of Thornhill looking for beautiful front gardens with great curb appeal that enhance our community. We placed recognition signs in over three hundred gardens! This year Board Members worked independently to keep everyone safe!

Thanks to Realtor  Paul Zammit for sponsoring our signs.

People often ask,

"How can I get one?"

To be considered, Thornhill residents can self-nominate, or nominate other front gardens by emailing: 

thornhillhort@live.com with the address(es). There's no limit to the number of nominations. 

Signs are awarded the end of June/early July depending on the weather.

Late summer we retrieve the signs and store them for use the following year.

Our Society promotes the beautification of Thornhill's public and private spaces by:​

 

Planting and maintaining trees, plants, shrubs and flowers at several community locations including:

  • Annswell Park (Dudley Ave. north of Elgin St.)

  • Bayview/John Garden (southwest corner of Bayview Ave. and John St.)

  • Percy Bone Parkette (located in Thornhill Park)

  • Shops on Steeles & 404 Outdoor Planters

  • TUC Community Garden (25 Elgin St., at the rear of the parking lot)

  • Richard A. Jarrell Memorial Garden at the Thornhill Village Library

  • Alzheimer Society of York Region Magna Sensory Garden (10 Harlec Ct.)

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.

We are proud to carry on the vision a few gardeners had in 1914 - that of a Horticultural Society which would promote, and contribute to the beautification of the Thornhill community.

Current Executive Voted in January 2022

At our AGM in January 2022 we confirmed our Board of Directors for the coming year, to two years. Many of our Board have returned. 

Bernadette Burns, Lenore Sheward, Meriel Gordon, Diane Kirouac, Christine Nelson, Sandra Donin, Martin van Dijk, Esther Ravka, Delicia Baldwin, and Fern Dodick.

 

2020 TGHS Board of Directors

We are looking for a Secretary for the Board. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please email: thornhillhort@live.com