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Events and General Meeting Schedule

Monthly Meeting
Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility

January 23rd, 2018: 8:00 PM
Subject: 2017 Year in Review/Survey etc.
Guest Speaker: Society Members

2018 Photo Contest Please Click here for information in PDF format (222KB).
Entries are due at the March 27th 2018 meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: THE GENERAL MEETING LOCATION FOR MAY, JUNE AND SEPTEMBER IS THE FLOWER CITY SENIORS CENTRE.

Effective September 23rd, 2014, our new meeting location is the Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility at the Flower City Community Campus, 8910 McLaughlin Road, Brampton (South west corner of Queen and McLaughlin).
However, due to room availability, we are moving back to Flower City Seniors Centre, 8870 McLaughlin Road, for the May, June and September meetings. We look forward to seeing you at our old location.

Flower City Seniors Recreation Centre Map

January, 2018 January 23rd, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: 2017 Year in Review/Survey etc.
Guest Speaker: Society Members
We hope you will join us to spend some time looking at a presentation which will show what we were up to in 2017. The list of our activities is varied and has grown. You will be walked through the various projects by a member intimately involved with the event. There will be some time to chat about your ideas moving forward.
February, 2018 February 27th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Hobby Night and Food Drive
We are collecting non-perishable food items for our 6th annual February Food Drive. Please bring your donations to the February General Meeting and members of the board will deliver them to a local Brampton food bank.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Subject: Native Plants for Sun & Shade
Guest Speaker: Melanie Kramer - CVC
Melanie Kramer is with the Credit Valley Conservation. She frequently delivers presentations and workshops on ecological topics to neighbourhoods and horticultural societies in Mississauga and Brampton within the Credit River Watershed. Melanie has both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Environmental Studies and is currently a part-time PhD student at the University of Guelph. She will be sharing the value of planting native plants, their performance in residential areas, how they can replace overused varieties and invasive species and best choices for attracting birds and pollinators.
March, 2018

Major Event

Saturday, March 10th, 2018: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location - Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden Street East, Brampton
The Brampton Horticultural Society and the City of Brampton presents their sixth Annual Seedy Saturday & Garden Show.

Free admission, ample parking, Seed exchange.
Share, swap and buy seeds; glean info from exhibits and presentations; create gardening communities.
Environmental and Conservation groups.
Seed and related vendors.
Used gardening books.
"Ask an Expert" opportunities
Kids' zone - learn about seeds & plants.
Seedy Café.
First 100 visitors receive a free plant.
Supported by Seeds of Diversity.

March, 2018 March 27th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Garden Design 103 - Creating an Interesting & Intriguing Garden
Guest Speaker: Wolfe Bonham
Monthly Flower Show
April, 2018 April 24th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Tropical and Clean Air Plants
Guest Speaker: Ian McCallum - Woodhill Garden Centre
Monthly Flower Show
May, 2018

Major Event

Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19th, Doors open at 9:00 AM
Location - Brampton Curling Club, 46 McMurchy Avenue, Brampton
Doors open at 9:00 AM until approx. 1:00 PM.
Brampton Horticultural Society annual fund-raiser. Annuals and perennials will be available for sale, and there will be a garage sale table of garden related items. Society members will be available to provide gardening advice. There is no entry fee.
May, 2018 May 22nd, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Seniors Centre
Subject: To Be Determined
Guest Speaker: Frank Kershaw
Monthly Flower Show
June, 2018

Major Event

Annual Flower Show
Sunday, June 10th.
Location: Flower City Seniors Recreation Centre, Auditorium (the room where we hold many of our general meetings).
Open to the public.
More details and the Flower Show Schedule to follow.
June, 2018 June 26th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Seniors Centre
Strawberry Social
Presentation of Flower Show Awards
Annual Garden Tour

Major Event

Annual Garden Tour
Sunday, July 8th.
This self-directed tour of some of Brampton's finest private gardens is an opportunity to see a diverse variety of different garden designs, to talk to the gardeners and be encouraged and inspired.
Details to follow.
July, 2018 No Meeting
August, 2018 No Meeting
September, 2018 September 25th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Whistling Gdns Revisited/New Plants on the Horizon
Guest Speaker: Darren Heimbecker
Monthly Flower Show
October 2018 October 23rd, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: The Weather- How it is Changing
Guest Speaker: David Phillips
Monthly Flower Show
November, 2018 November 27th, 2018
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Supper
Presentation of Awards
Elections for 2019
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Meeting Starts at at 6:30 PM
December, 2018 No Meeting

Notes:
* The formal meeting is scheduled to commence at 8:00 PM. Other activities (e.g. flower show entries, Mini Seminars and library) start at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:15 PM.