Members Only Events
We've got a great year planned for you! Mark you calendar for these Events, Speakers, Workshops, and Celebrations. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. with a half-hour of social time, followed at 7:30 p.m.with our Speaker presentation. Remember to bring some Toonies for refreshments, and some change for our prize draws! (1 ticket for $2.00 or 3 tickets for $5.00). We have fabulous prizes to be won monthly!
Also, remember to "lug a mug" for your beverage - every gesture helps to reduce waste!
2020 Meeting Dates & Speakers' Programme - Come Join Us!
January 20: Annual General Meeting - Video "2019 in Review", President's and Treasurer's Reports, Elections to Board of Directors
February 19: Ian McCallum - Manager, Woodhill Garden Centre
"Year-Round Colour in the Garden & Planting Zones, Plus an interactive Q & A"
March 18: CANCELLED: Wolfegang Bonham - "Creating Garden Spaces That Resonate With Our Souls"
April 15: CANCELLED: Jode Roberts - David Suzuki Foundation - "The Plight of Monarchs & Pollinators"
May 20: CANCELLED: Anna Leggatt - "Gardening in Raised Beds"
June 17: CANCELLED: Dugald Cameron - "Hookers, Clingers, Twisters,
July 15: CANCELLED: Catherine Kavassalis - "Gardening for Life"
September 16: CANCELLED: Ken Brown - "Putting the Garden to Bed"
October. 21: CANCELLED: Debbie Neale - Wild Birds Unlimited - "It's For the Birds!"
CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON COMING MEETINGS AS THE COVID-19 Pandemic CONTINUES.
Workshops - TBC
We're working on the planning to offer 1 flower arranging workshop this year. It could be in the fall, depending on Covid-19 situations. Participant fees and location details to come.
Community Beautification through Civic Improvements:
Dates will be announced regarding the planting and maintaining of several community beautification sites. Watch for your monthly newsletter.
Spring and Fall Plant Sales - May 9 and September 12
These important fundraisers need members to make them happen! Sign up to help organize, and run our two annual plant sales that take place in the parking lot at Thornhill Community Centre.
Annual Garden Tour - July 12
Under review: possible Virtual Garden Tour
Purchase your tickets to participate in this tour of 10 beautiful Thornhill gardens. This event is open to the public so consider bringing your family and friends!
Flower Shows - May 20, June 17, July 15 for Meeting Shows,
Annual Summer Flower Show - August 15 - Cancelled
This year we had 4 flower shows, 3 at our meetings , and one at our Annual Summer Flower Show at the Shops on Steeles & 404 planned. Due to Covid-19 these have been cancelled. All members are welcome to enter these events when they can run!
Following our Garden Tour, join your fellow members for a membership tea in a relaxing Thornhill garden on Colborne Street. This is an exclusive members event!
Thornhill Terry Fox Run - September 20
Join our team to participate in this annual event that raises funds and awareness for Cancer cures, treatments and support.
Poppy Ceremony - November 10 11:00 a.m.
The ceremony takes place on the southwest corner of Bayview Ave. and John St. Take a moment to remember those who have fought for our freedom.
Awards' Night Dinner- November 18
Our potluck dinner and awards evening will take place at the Heintzman House,. It's always a highlight of our year together.
TGHS Lending Library
As a member, you may borrow from a selection of useful horticultural books from our library. Request them and pick them up at the monthly meetings.