Membership

How to join

If you have a passion for plants and gardening and are interested in becoming a member of the Georgian Bay Garden Club we would be happy to provide further information.

Benefits of membership include:

Educational presentations at monthly meetings on aspects of the Club’s mission (i.e. horticulture, floral design and environmental issues).
Opportunities to share gardening experiences and socialize with like-minded people.
Opportunities to share your gardening talents while working on Club civic planting and gardening projects..
Opportunities to participate in club workshops and flower shows.
Exposure to the wider horticultural and floral design community through attendance at Garden Clubs of Ontario meetings and events.

Interested in joining the Georgian Bay Garden Club of Owen Sound? Get in touch and we will be in touch with you very soon.

ACTIVITIES

Our members are actively involved in the operation of the Club by working on our community outreach projects, especially the large public Garden-on-the-Bay, by serving on our committees, and helping with fundraising to support our projects.

The Club usually meets on the second Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. The monthly meetings begin with an informative lecture or demonstration on some aspect of the Club’s mission. A business meeting follows a refreshment break with provides members with an opportunity to socialize and share information.

Georgian Bay Garden Club Programs for 2024

January 8, 1 pm: The Club’s 2023 Bursary Recipient: Her studies and career goals (a Zoom presentation)  -Taylor Legge

February 12, 1 pm: Virtual Flower Show – A Learning Curve: Floral Designs Submitted to Show          – Marguerite Husband

March 11, 1 pm: Bonsai Gardening: History & Techniques- Dominic Etynkowski

April 8, 1 pm:  Orchid Quest: Photographic Search for all 49 Species of Grey-Bruce Orchids   – Willy Waterton & Audrey Armstrong

May 13, 1 pm:  Best Eco-Practices for a Healthy Garden – Vicky Thompson

June 10, 11:30 am:  How to Have the Garden You Want; Guide to Assessment, Design & Plant Choices                       – Susan Cox (Preceded by Pot Luck Lunch)

July 8, 12 noon: Annual Summer Picnic – Enjoy a bag lunch & visit to Shannon Weitendorf’s and Lenore Gervais’s family farm

September 9, 1 pm:  Ohara School of Ikebana; Design Demonstration                                                      -Norma Piggott

October 21, 1 pm:  Ontario Invasive Plant Council; How Can Gardeners Help? (A Zoom presentation)             – Emily Mitchell

November 11, 1 pm: Members’ Meeting: Members Bring an Image of their Favourite Plant to Share                  – All Members

December 9, 11:30 am: Our Annual Christmas Lunch!

Extra Event: June 21, 2024: Field Outing to view Queen Lady Slipper Orchids (Cypripedium reginae) in bloom at the Mahar Farm. Limit 14. 

All meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. except the June & December meetings which start at 11:30 a.m. and the July picnic which starts at 12:00 noon.

 

 Events

Members look forward to, and take an active part in many of the Georgian Bay Garden Club’s events. These include the plant and bake sale, held during Victoria Day weekend in May as well as the design, creation and sale of large ornamental Christmas urns, available for purchase during November each year.

For more information about our membership activities please feel free to contact us.

Note 1. Unless otherwise noted, all in-person meetings take place at:
New Life Centre, 199 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON.

Note 2. All meetings start at 1:00 p.m. except the Pot Luck Lunch and Christmas
Lunch which start at 11:30 a.m. and the Summer Picnic at 12:00 noon

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