Garden Excursions and Special Events 2017

 

 

May

 Annual Plant Sale

Saturday May 20 at 8 am at the Tweed Memorial Park
Members are asked to plant 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 help fund the planting of the town flower beds and will also help to fund the paving of the garden paths at Moira Gardens. Donations of plants and bulbs from friends and neighbours are also welcome. Please call Joan 613-478-6115 if you know someone who wishes to downsize their garden and would like to donate plant material.

June

Paper Flower Workshop

June 17, 10 a.m.
Adult and children paper flower making workshop at the Library. Limited to 16 people. Pre-register at the Library. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this workshop. Each registered person needs to bring a hot glue gun, clear glue and an extension cord. Paper supplies will be supplied.

July

Tweed Agricultural Fair

July 7-9
We encourage our members to enter the Tweed Fair exhibits on Friday and bring in some of their spring planters or flowers to set up a Club display Saturday at the fair.Bus Trip to Mosaicanada 150

July 13
Come explore Mosaicanada 150 at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, QC as they host the biggest horticultual event in Canada. We’ll visit Gatineau then on to Byward Market in Ottawa for lunch and on the way home, we’ll stop at Kiwi Gardens in Perth to see the plants and art. Price $45 per person.

OHA Convention

July 21-23
District 19 will be hosting the OHA 111th Convention in Richmond Hill. Come join fellow OHA members from across the province and share in a
wide range of gardening events and speakers.

September

Children’s Workshop-Monarch Butterflies

In early September, Tweed and District Horticulture will be supporting local young people as they participate in a Monarch Butterfly breeding project.  As we work with our youth, they will be able to witness each stage in the metamorphosis of the Monarch Butterfly and ultimately, release the adults for their journey southward.  They will learn that the fall generation of monarchs is known as the super generation and is able to fly 4000 km to their winter destination in the mountains of Mexico!   The children can bid them farewell and then anticipate the possible return of their Monarch Butterflies’ offspring the following growing season to pollinate our flowers.

November

District 3 Fall Meeting

This meeting will be held in Belleville.  The date is to be announced at a later time.

December

Children’s Workshop- Christmas Ornaments

December 9 at 10 a.m.Tweed Library
Children are to pre-register at the Library. The children will make a Christmas c Greens ornament. All supplies to make this project will be provided.

Loyalist Luncheon

December 15 at noon
We will have a Christmas Lunch in Club 213 at Loyalist College.  Approx. Price is $18 per person. Payment is required for seat reservation.  A limited number of seats will be available. No refunds are allowed once seats are reserved one week prior to date.