Do you love gardening? Are you concerned about Mississauga’s environment?
Whether you are a new gardener looking for support or an experienced one who is willing to share what you know, there is a place for you in Streetsville Horticultural Society. Even gardeners who have moved from homes into apartments and no longer actively garden are most welcome as volunteers.
Our main purpose is to beautify Mississauga through the planting of trees shrubs and flowers. We do this in a variety of ways either by planting them ourselves or assisting others or encouraging others to do it. Our Horticultural Society volunteers are busy each year with local community beautification projects such as the gardens at Leslie Log House, Rotary Park and Leisure World Long-Term Care Home in Streetsville.
NEXT MEETING: April 10, 2018
Streetsville United Church
274 Queen St. S Mississauga L5M 1L8
At the intersection of Queen St S and Barry Ave, Streetsville
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 p.m.
The meeting starts 7:30 p.m.
Our guest speaker for the April 10, 2018, meeting is Malcolm Geast. Malcolm is Assistant District Director of District 5 of the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA). He is also the OHA’s historian, the editor of its newsletter, the Trillium, and is the photographer for the City of Toronto Front Garden Awards. He and his wife lived and gardened in East York for 30 years, and since 1998 have been members of the East York Garden Club and several other horticultural societies in the Toronto area. His presentation will be www.streetsvillehort.ca 3 on Insects in our Gardens, which should be enjoyed as much as the plants. Malcolm will talk about some of his personal encounters with grasshoppers, flies, butterflies, and an assortment of beetles and other insects, and will draw from over 8,000 photos that he has taken in his garden and around southern Ontario.
2018 will be the second year of Mississauga Garden Festival, a collaborative effort of local Mississauga horticultural groups. Joining the two founding clubs, Applewood Garden Club and Cloverleaf Garden Club, Credit Valley Horticultural Society will participate in our joint venture as well this year.
Inspired by Buffalo’s Garden Walk and its impact on city-wide community development through a focus on gardening, we hope to grow our Festival into a Mississauga-wide celebration of gardening and gardens, private and public.
MGF 2018 will be comprised of two complementary events: a traditional self-guided, paid garden tour of private gardens in the Credit Woodlands area of Mississauga, and a garden festival, open to the public and free to attend, located at the Riverwood Conservancy.
The free festival will include featured speakers, exhibitors, a tour of MacEwan gardens, artisan vendors, children’s activities, food vendors and more.
From Shore to Shield July 27-29
Come celebrate with us at the 112th Convention of the Ontario Horticultural Association
from Friday to Sunday, July 27 to 29, 2018
Hosted by OHA District 3
Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre
1550 Princess St Kingston ON
Ontario Horticultural Association,
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Gore Meadows Community Centre
10150 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON L6P 0A6
HOSTED BY: Chinguacousy Garden Club and Horticultural Society