Peterborough Garden Show
The show will take place at Fleming College, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough. Fri., April 24, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday April 25, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., and Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $10.00 person, come and go all weekend with a wristband purchase and catch some of the great speakers. Parking is free and there is a shuttle service from the parking lot to the main entrance.
District 3 Spring AGM
Ameliasburgh will be hosting the spring AGM on Saturday April 18, 2020. If you wish to attend, please register with our club.
Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 8 am at the Tweed Memorial Park. Members are asked to pot up their plants by early May for best display. Please attach a label. If you have a large quantity of one variety of flowers, it would be nice if you can supply a colour photo wrapped in plastic to help sell the plant. All plant material should arrive by 7am. The proceeds of this event helps fund the planting of the town flower beds. Donations of plants and bulbs from friends and neighbours are also welcomed. Please call Joan at 613-478-6115 if you know someone who wishes to downsize their garden and would like to donate the plant material.
Children’s Workshop: Painted Lady Butterflies
Working with Children In Tweed Schools and the Public Library
In May 2020, Tweed and District Horticulture will be supporting local young people at Tweed Elementary School and St. Carthagh’s Separate School in learning about Painted Lady Butterflies. The students will be provided with butterfly larvae which they will observe and care for, recording the details of metamorphosis from larvae to pupae to adult butterflies. While working with these pollinators, they will learn about their value to plants and their role in the web of life. Ultimately, in a beautiful celebration, the children will release the adult Painted Lady Butterflies into the natural world where they can benefit our gardens.
This year, we also will be providing a Painted Lady Butterfly kit to the Tweed Public Library so that everyone who visits the library observe the development of butterflies.
Bus Trip Peterborugh
Monday June 8th we will charter a bus to Peterborough to visit some gardens and do a little spring shopping. This trip was a great trip last year and is back by popular demand with some new ideas. $40 per person. Seats must be booked and paid early to reserve the bus.
Picton Garden Tour
Thursday July 9th we will have a club car pool road trip to Picton. We will visit Carson Arthurs retail location, Bonibrae day lilies and a winery. More details to follow. Fee to include winery tour and fuel fee for the driver.
July 17-19th, 2020 London will be hosting the OHA convention. Information can be found on the Garden Ontario website.
Tweed Agricultural Fair-July 16-19th, 2020
Our local Tweed Agricultural Fair is an important part of our community. We encourage members to support the fair by entering items in the fair. Our club will be sponsoring some of the horticulture entries. All entries must be set up by Friday at noon. The full listing of the fair entries will be on line at tweedfair.net and on our web page tweedhort.ca.
A workshop will be held to make a bee house to be placed in the St. Andrews Learning Garden. Date to be announced.
District 3 Fall Meeting
October 24, 2020 Land O Lakes will be hosting the fall AGM. Details to follow.