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  • June 05, 2017 10:14 PM | Anonymous

    2017 Plant Sale SNAPDPlant Sale Volunteers

     

    Joanne Witt, of SNAPD, posted ten great photos of The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's May 13, 2017 Plant Sale at the McConaghy Centre to the June 2017 Edition of SNAPD Richmond Hill.


    Most of the plants at this year’s sale were grown by our own members, either in the greenhouse at the Alexander Mackenzie High School, or in the gardens of our members.


    Click here to view all the SNAPD photos of our successful event.
       

  • May 18, 2017 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    Monarch photo by Anthony Marshall

    Pollinator Grant Funding

     

    The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society is pleased to announce that we have received an Ontario Horticultural Association Pollinator Grant to purchase pollinator-friendly plants and create pollinator habitats or nesting sites at the community gardens that we maintain around Town.

     

    This grant is a component of the Ontario Horticultural Association's Pollinator Initiative, described on page 2 of the spring 2017 issue of the Trillium newsletter (click here). 

  • April 28, 2017 5:37 PM | Anonymous

    District 15 Publication Awards


    Our society delegates to the 2017 Ontario Horticultural Association Winning publications(OHA) District 15 Annual General Meeting that took place in Thornhill, Ontario on Saturday, April 22, 2017 brought home awards for the following 2016 society publications:

    • Our Membership Brochure won first place in its category
    • The Garden Post brought home a second place for newsletters
    • The Open Gates Passport won a third place

    The May-June issue of The Garden Post, available to our members (click here), contains more information about the District 15 AGM, including a photo of our delegates.
     
     

     

  • September 29, 2016 10:03 PM | Anonymous

    Top 3 Gardens per Ward Announced


    During a gala celebration at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on September 29, the following gardens were announced as having earned the highest number of points during the 2016 Richmond Hill Blooms judging that took place in August.
     
    lovey 2016 gardensWard 1:
    1st - 75 Sandbanks Drive
    2nd - 33 Cynthia Crescent
    3rd - 23 Sandbanks Drive
     
    Ward 2:
    1st -  41 Verona Court
    2nd - 5 Stephenson Gate
    3rd - 96 Roseview Avenue
     
    Ward 3:
    1st -  90 Spadina Road
    2nd - 56 Chiltern Hill
    3rd - 8 Shallmar Gardens
     
    Ward 4:
    1st - 45 Harmony Hill Crescent
    2nd - 290 Gretel Drive
    3rd - 252 Mill Street
     
    Ward 5:
    1st -  21 Merrylynn Drive
    2nd - 33 Walmer Road
    3rd - 10 Merrylynn Drive

    3rd - 3 Denham Drive
     
    Ward 6:
    1st -  15 Compton Crescent
    2nd - 152 Duncan Road
    3rd – 53 Pathlane Road
     


     

    Congratulations to the owners of these lovely front gardens!
     
    A map of Richmond Hill Wards, published by the Town, is available online (click here).

     

  • September 03, 2016 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    OHA Competition Highlights

     

    Our society delegates to the 2016 Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) Convention that took place in Kitchener, Ontario from July 29 to 31 brought home several awards this year, fully documented in the Fall issue of the OHA's Trillium.

     

    Three of our society publications won awards as follows:Some winning entries

    • Membership brochure - First place (Class 6 brochure)
    • Yearbook cover - Third place (Class 2 yearbook cover)
    • Newsletter – Honourable Mention (Class 8 newsletter)

     

    As well, society members brought home:

    • First place in the “Apple of My Eye” Arts competition
    • First place in a “Gardening Success” Creative Writing competition

     

    As the OHA is made up of 270 societies and more than 30,000 members, it is an achievement for us to bring home awards again this year.

     

    The September-October issue of The Garden Post, available to our members (click here), contains a reprint of the award-winning “Gardening Success” short story, as well as photos and reports from our event delegates.

     

     

  • July 30, 2016 5:35 PM | Anonymous

    Fairies at one of the gardens

    Fairy Gardens SNAPD

     

    The SNAPD Richmond Hill team of Joanne and Jonathan Witt visited the ten gardens participating in the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's 2016 Open Gates Fairy Garden Tour, and were inspired to take many gorgeous photos.  

     

    Click here to enjoy their photography.

     

  • June 05, 2016 9:39 PM | Anonymous

    2016 Plant Sale SNAPDHappy Customer

     

    Joanne and John Witt, of SNAPD, posted twelve great photos of The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's May 7, 2016 Plant Sale at the McConaghy Centre to the June 2016 Edition of SNAPD Richmond Hill.


    Most of the plants at this year’s sale were grown by our own members, either in the greenhouse at the Alexander Mackenzie High School, or in the gardens of our members. As well, the Garden Sunshine rose, honoring our society’s 100th anniversary, made its debut.


    Click here to view all the SNAPD photos of our successful event, which included garden accessories, books, and hand-crafted items from L'Arche Daybreak artists.
     

  • May 15, 2016 6:26 PM | Anonymous

    The Garden Sunshine Garden Sunshine Roses at Plant SaleRose has Arrived

     

    As noted in the May 5th issue of The Liberal newspaper (click here for article), the Garden Sunshine rose, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, has arrived.


    If you didn’t pick up one of these beautiful, fragrant, disease-resistant roses for your garden at the society’s May 7th Plant Sale or at the May 14th Healthy Yards event, don’t despair. More roses will be available at the society’s Mill Pond Splash booth on Sunday, June 5th, and at our upcoming General Meeting on Tuesday, June 7th.

     

    Serendipitously, rose specialist Shari-Lyn Safer’s June 7th presentation is entitled the “A-Z of Growing Roses.”
     

  • April 30, 2016 6:57 PM | Anonymous

    New Addition to Richmond Richmond Hill Service Clubs SignHill Service Clubs Signs

     

    Earlier this month, the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society logo was added to the upper left corner of the four Service Clubs signs that greet residents and visitors entering the Town from the North, South, East and West.

     

    The sign in the photo is located on the East side of Yonge Street, just north of Highway 7. The other three signs are located at Yonge and Bloomington, Major MacKenzie and Leslie, and Major MacKenzie and Bathurst.

     

    Our society's Publicity Convenor worked with the Chamber of Commerce to add the logo of our 102 year old society, featuring the Garden Sunshine Rose, to these signs. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • January 01, 2016 1:56 AM | Anonymous

    Awards Celebration SNAPD

     

    SNAPD Richmond Hill's Joanne Witt has posted fourteen great photos of our society's December 1st awards and holiday celebration to the January 2016 edition of SNAPD Richmond Hill. Photos include flower show tropy and special award winners, attendees having fun, and red bag raffle fundraising items.

     

    To see the full coverage of our event, click here

     

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