2018 Excursions & Special Events
Bus Trip: Canada Blooms and National Home Show
Friday, March 9th, we will be chartering a bus to the Direct Energy Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto: Tickets $65 per person and must be purchased by Feb. 24, 2018. Price includes admission to both shows and motor coach. Bus leaves Tweed at 7am from parking lot behind Quinn’s of Tweed. Call Linda 613-478-6850 for more info. If you are unable to join us, the show runs March 9-18, 2018.
Peterborough Garden Show
The show will take place at the Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough. Fri., April 13, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday April 14, 10a.m. -5 p.m., and Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $8.00 admission per person (children 12 and under are free with adult).
District 3 Spring AGM
Stirling Horticultural Club will be hosting the spring AGM on Saturday April 28, 2018. It will be held at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 11 Mill St. Stirling. If you wish to attend, please register with our club.
Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 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-Monarch Butterflies
In May 2018, 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 whey they can benefit our gardens.
2018- DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED: Tweed Agricultural Fair
Our local Tweed Agricultural Fair is an important part of our community. This year’s theme is “Twist and Shout so 50’s”. We encourage members to support the fair by entering items in the fair. Our club will be sponsoring some of the horticulture enteries. 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
Saturday, June 9th, 2018-Children’s Program-Tweed Public Library
Our club will be hosting a planting workshop and seed art craft for the children. All materials will be supplied by our club. In October the children can bring their plants back for a show and prizes. Please pre-register at the Library.
OHA Convention-District 3-Kingston
District 3 will host the Ontario convention “Shore to Shield” July 27-29, 2018 in Kingston. With the convention being held so close, we hope you can attend. Information is available on the OHA web site www.gardenontario.org. Since District 3 is hosting, our Tweed club has been asked to help with the clean up and take down of the displays following the event. More information will be available at our regular monthly meetings.
District 3 Fall Meeting
This meeting will be held Kingston. The date is to be announced at a later time.