Garden Excursions and Special Events 2019

 2019 Excursions & Special Events

March

Bus Trip: Ottawa Home and Garden Show

Friday March 22 we will charter a small bus to the Ottawa Home and Garden Show. This year the guest speaker will be Carson Arthur. Price $75 includes bus and admission to show. Details to follow.

April

Peterborough Garden Show

New location for 2019. Fleming College, 599 Brealey Dr, Peterborough. Fri., April 26, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday April 27, 10a.m. -5 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $10.00 person, come and go all weekend with your wristband purchase and  catch some of the great speakers listed below.

2019 SPEAKERS Include!

Ben Cullen – Share Agricultural Foundation

Mark Cullen – author of “The New Canadian Garden”

Steven & Emma Biggs – Father & Daughter gardeners and authors

Alexander Reford – The Reford Gardens – Quebec

Paul Zimmerman – Author of “Everyday Roses”

Alex Henderson – CEO – Royal Botanical Gardens

Carol Pasternak – The Monarch Crusader

District 3 Spring AGM

​​​​​Rideau Lakes will be hosting the spring AGM on Saturday April 27, 2019. If you wish to attend, please register with our club.

May

 Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 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

In May 2019, Tweed and District Horticultural Society 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.

Tweed Agricultural Fair-July 5-6-7, 2019

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

June

Saturday, June 9th, 2019-Children’s Program-Tweed Public Library

Our club will be hosting a Vegetable planting workshop for the children. This year’s featured vegetable will be “Potatoes”.  All materials will be supplied by our club.  Please pre-register at the Library.

July

OHA 113th Convention-Hosted by District 11- Windsor

July 19-21 2019 Windsor will be hosting the OHA convention titled “Come to the Deep South Where Everything Grows!”

October

District 3 Fall Meeting

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