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

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 20, 2020

At our AGM in January 2020 we confirmed our Board which remains effective during this pandemic. We have some returning members from our 2019 Group and welcomed some new Members to the Board:

L-R: Bernadette Burns, Lenore Sheward, Meriel Gordon, Diane Kirouac, Christine Nelson, Sandra Donin, Mona Munro, Martin van Dijk, Esther Ravka, Delicia Baldwin, Stella Moore, and Fern Dodick (absent).


2020 TGHS Board of Directors

We are looking for new Board Members as this year progresses and we get closer to our next AGM. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please email: thornhillhort@live.com