“Where Gardeners come to Bloom” We meet at the Nestleton Hall the first Tuesday of every month, except for March which will be the second Tuesday, at 7:30pm. There are no meetings in January and February.
Membership is open to anyone who loves learning how to start a garden in any container or plot of land to any seasoned gardener who wishes to expand their knowledge, all in a warm and friendly environment.
For the low price of $20 single membership, $25 family (two adults at the same address) you will get far more out of the meetings with speakers, seasonal gardening tips and more.
Just click on the ”Membership” tab above for our form.
Read up on the events at our club and get some gardening tips – from our own Helen Nicolaou in The Standard, December edition.
Pine Ridge Garden Club celebrated the end of another year with our Annual General Meeting/Potluck Supper, Tuesday Dec 6 th . Board members set-up Nestleton Hall in record time, with Jill, Crystal, Susan and Lois setting up for refreshments and accepting the delicious offerings. Hans Patts brought in gorgeous poinsettias to adorn the dining tables. The photo competition entries were on display and the Best in Show photo was won by Gloria Wright for her entry “Visual Delight”.
Our President, Norma Haney, welcomed our distinguished guests: Debi Foster, District Director of District 17, Robin Burns, Assistant District Director and Harold Wright, Councilman, Ward 4. Harold spoke on behalf of the Township thanking members for their continued community work at the Scugog Shores Museum and the Nestleton Community Centre gardens. Norma summarized a great year of Gardening accomplishments for the club and presented awards.
Congratulations to: Shelly Brock for receiving the Horticultural Service Certificate for her many years of dedication and continued work.
Helen Nicolaou was grateful to receive the Extra Mile Award for her outstanding service to the club this season, as wellas receiving the Analda Trophy, Newton Trophy and Newton Plate for most overall competition points.
Norma Haney received the Lillian Smith Trophy for most points in Design classes of all the Flower Shows and Libbi Hood received the Johansen Plate for the most points in the Photo Competition.
A special thank you to Deedi McKernan as our Acting Secretary and Communications Tech, Rita Barrell our Web Master for her amazing work on the Pine Ridge Garden Club web site and monthly posters. As well as Anna Spencley, our Treasurer, for keeping immaculate records and presenting the financial reports for 2022.
Since 2018 Norma Haney has lead the Pine Ridge Garden Club through some challenging years. She has encouraged members to participate in floral competitions, and with her board directors, brought in interesting speakers, organized annual fundraisers, flower competitions and workshops. We thank Norma for her knowledge and guidance as she steps down as president to slow down, have a cup of tea and finally smell the roses. We welcome our new president Libbi Hood and look forward to another successful gardening season.
The Pine Ridge Garden Club wishes all our gardening friends a safe and happy Christmas.
Our first meeting for 2023 is March 14 th . Please check our website, http://www.pineridgegardenclub.com for events, photos and competition entries. We would love to have you join our friendly and informative club. Guests to our meetings are always welcome.
Pine Ridge Garden Club “Where Gardeners Come to Bloom”.
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Visit the Ontario Horticultural Society’s Winter edition of Trillium, click below:
Check out the new activities at the Toronto Botanical Garden : https://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/
Interested in learning more about how to ‘show’ your flowers? The Ontario Horticulture Association can help! Just click on the link below and then scroll down to check out their newsletter, Showtime. There are ideas, instructions and photos.