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  • December 27, 2014 11:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SNAPD Richmond Hill's Joanne Witt posted twenty-eight great photos of our society's 100th anniversary Holiday Celebration and Awards Banquet, held on December 2nd at the Richmond Hill Country Club. 

    100th Anniversary Awards Banquet

    Click here to see the photos. 

  • September 27, 2014 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The inaugural version of our society's new website, launched on May 5, 2014,  earned Honorable Mention in Class 2 of the Ontario Horticultural Association's (OHA's) 2014 Ted Reed Website Competition.

    Our society's website is a project in honor of the society's 100th anniversary.

    Ted Reed is Past President of the OHA and founder of the OHA website. ThisWebsite Award annual competition was named in his honor by the OHA Board in 2009 in recognition of his contributions to the OHA's site.

    The purpose of the competition is to recognize excellence in the creation of society web sites and to show examples to inspire other societies to improve their sites.

    Class 2 covers websites such as ours, hosted externally to the domain.

    More information about the competition is available in the Fall 2014 issue of the Trillium. Click here to access current and back-issues of the Trillium

  • August 20, 2014 10:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This summer, eighteen teams of judges from our society visited 2,089 nominated gardens and expended more than 560 hours considering their merits.

    Congratulations to the owners of the 1,730 properties who received a coveted 2014 Front Garden Recognition sign! 

    Garden with 2014 FGR Sign
    For more information about the Front Garden Recognition program, click here.

  • August 05, 2014 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our society sent several delegates to the 2014 Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) Convention that took place in Cornwall, Ontario on July 18 to 20. Winning awards in any annual OHA competition is worth celebrating, as there are more than 280 societies in this province, with more than 28,000 members.OHA Publication Award

    This year, we won first place in the Publication category for Flyers, for our 2014 membership flyer.

    As well, one of our Youth members participated in the Convention Flower Show, and won first, second and third place prizes for his entries, as well as Best in Show!

    More information is available in our September-October issue of The Garden Post. Members, click here to login to our Members-Only site and access current and back-issues of The Garden Post.

    Details of all Convention activities are available to the public in the Fall issue of the Trillium, the OHA's quarterly news publication. Click here to access current and back-issues of the Trillium.

  • June 23, 2014 7:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Costas MenegakisMember of Parliament Costas Menegakis recently saluted the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society's 100th anniversary in the House of Commons.


    Click here for video. 

  • May 22, 2014 4:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society received the following publication awards at the Ontario Horticultural Association District 15 Annual General Meeting on April 26th at the Nobleton Lakes Golf Club:

    First Place - Yearbook

    Third Place - Brochure 


  • May 22, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The flower baskets and barrels that line the streets of Richmond Hill each year are planted by members of our society, in conjunction with the Town and Richvale Nurseries.

    This year's containers were planted by 54 of our society members between April 8th and April 24th. We planted 460 barrels, 450 baskets, 30 window boxes and 200 pots of wave petunias!

    Participants returned to Richvale Nurseries on May 15th for a tour of the greenhouses and the opportunity to see the many container plants beginning to bloom. 

    SNAPD Richmond Hill posted a great photo of some of this year's participants on the cover of their May 2014 print newspaper. This and other online images can be viewed by clicking here.

  • April 30, 2014 11:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our society's 100th anniversary gala at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre on the evening of April 16th was a grand event attended by many of our members, as well as dignitaries from the town of Richmond Hill and the Ontario Horticultural Association. There were interesting speeches, beautiful displays, a McLatchy Garden ribbon cutting ceremony, as well as great food and company. 

    Centennial Gala Additional information and photographs are available through the following sources:

    1. SNAPD Richmond Hill - Several photos are viewable in the May 2014 edition of their printed newspaper. More images snapped by their photographer are available online by clicking here.
    2. The Liberal Newspaper - Photos of the event taken by the Liberal  were printed in two issues of the newspaper and are also available online - click here to see them.
    3. The Garden Post - Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society members can read about the event in the May/June 2014 issue of our society newsletter, available online to members who are logged in to our Members-Only site by clicking here.  
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