2018 Program

2018 Program

 All meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Tweed Public Library, Metcalf St. 

February 6

Cold frames and storing your garden produce

Elizabeth Churcher, George Thomson and John Wilson will share with us their knowledge they have acquired with their many years of gardening.  Elizabeth and George will speak on cold frames and John will share his successes on cold storage of garden produce.

March 6

The Making of the Quinte Botanical Gardens

Using a picturesque visual journey, Deanna Groves and John Reidl, owners of Quinte Botanical Gardens, will show us how and why the Gardens came to be. They will deepen our understanding of the overall plan for their property, the intent and use of the gardens and the details of some of the gardens.

April 3


Barry Matthie, owner, grower and breeder of Bonibrae Daylilies in Bloomfield will be speaking about his passion for daylilies. Barry passion is spider day lilies but also enjoys breeding lilies with ruffled edges, gold edges, double edged and specific colour combinations.

 May 1

Newest in easy care perennials

Dawn Golloher of Gardens Plus near Peterborough will talk on some of her new and always favorite easy care perennials. Dawn is very passonate about growing plants that require very little maintenace once established in the garden.  Dawn will bring plant material with her for sale. This special events meeting will be held at the white building.

  June 5

Hardi Cacti and Perennial grasses

Anna Mizyn of Anna’s Perennials, a nursery located near Lindsay, will be discussing winter hardy cacti and perennial grasses. Anna will be bringing plants for sale.

 Saturday, June 9

Children’s Program-Tweed Public Library

 Our club will sponsor a children’s workshop at the Tweed Library at 10 am. Joan Morton will oversee this event. The children will do a seed art craft and will plant up a flower that they can take home and look after. At our October meeting they can bring the plants back and we will have a show and prizes will be awarded. The club will supply all materials needed but the children must pre-register at the library in advance and have adult supervision.

August 7 at 6 pm

Potluck Dinner at the Derrington’s

Members and spouses will enjoy a Potluck Dinner at Dave and Rhonda Derrington

 September 4

Live with Live Food

Louise Nadeau is a plant-based whole foods chef and coach. She firmly believes in the importance of the mind-body-soul interconnection and that the body is naturally self-healing, provided it is nourished by whole living foods, a positive attitude, and a relationship with a higher being. Louise will share with us how we can easily incorporate more plant based foods in our diet.

 October 2

Champion Garlic Growers

Four years ago, Dorothy and Viren Oogarah set out on their garlic growing adventure. Learning as much as possible from Paul Pospisil, they prepared the soil and planted a range of varieties. In 2017, their high quality harvest rewarded them with the title, “Eastern Ontario Garlic Grower Champion”. They will share with us the details of their experiences, their challenges and their successes as they refined their growing practices.

November 6

Christmas Planters

Jill Freeburn of Land O’ Lakes Home and Cottage Solutions has been hosting workshops on making Christmas Planters at Potter Settlement Winery and Signal Brewing Company. In 2017 Jill decorated the town planters for Christmas in Tweed. Jill will do a demonstration on making a planter at our meeting and introduce us to some of the local and not so local greens that are available to add interest in your planter.


Our horticultural society has been very successful over the years with thanks to our members and all their new ideas. At the Annual General Meeting we will be asking for you to help by joining our executive so you, too, can bring forward ideas and topics that you find interesting or ones that maybe you have seen used by other clubs. New ideas keep our club fresh and interesting.

The Financial Report for the past year will be presented for approval.

Please NoteVolunteer Hours for December 2017 to November 2018 are now required by Jean Clark.  Deadline is November 15, 2018. For more info or to email hours:  info@tweedhort.ca

December 4

Pot Luck Christmas Dinner – 6 pm

Come enjoy an evening with fellow members to celebrate the end of another gardening year. We will enjoy a pot luck supper followed by a video presentation of our hard work and guest speakers of 2018. To end the evening we will have a presentation of pins to qualifying members for years of service and a Quarter Freenzy. So don’t forget your quarters.

Bring your favourite pot luck dish, dessert item, plate, utensils and wine glass. This dinner is open to members and spouses only.