Thursday, 24 October 2019

Grimsby Garden Club Meeting Monday Oct 28 2019

We meet on the last Monday of the month and on October 28th.We are pleased to welcome speaker Kenneth Brown on the topic There are no houseplants.  

Ken uses his years of experience in the indoor landscaping business to illustrate that a knowledge of a plant’s natural habitat, (and that’s never indoors,) is beneficial when trying to make that plant thrive, or at least survive, in our homes. Understanding the role of light and water and the recognizing a variety of pests are the essential elements which Ken illustrates to help his audience become happier indoor plant parents.

Gardeners please check us out with a visit! 

Social time starts at 7:00pm and the meeting gets underway at 7:30pm with brief announcements and then our speaker. 

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Grimsby Garden Club Meeting Monday Sep 30th 7:00pm

We meet on the last Monday of the month and on September 30th, we are pleased to welcome speaker Pippa de Leonardis on the topic The Essence of Garden Design.  

Pippa de Leonardis, is a highly motivated designer and creative problem-solver. As Barefoot Design’s creative director, Pippa believes great design is vital, and that it’s not found in software. It’s a skilled trade, like any other. The work that we do is rooted in years of training and experience.

Gardeners please check us out with a visit! 

Social time starts at 7:00pm and the meeting gets underway at 7:30pm with brief announcements and then our speaker. 

Appreciation Award to Trillium Hill Greenhouses  & Garden Centre

Stephen Hargrave, Grimsby Garden Club President is with Cindy Fleming at the Trillium Hill Greenhouses to present Trillium Hill Greenhouses with the appreciation award for their work involving the town hanging baskets.   Each year, Trillium Hill hosts the planting of the baskets, and then grows them in the greenhouses before they reach the Main Street to beautify the downtown.  

See our upcoming meeting schedule HERE.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Grimsby's 2019 Trillium Recipients

CORRECTION on Aug 30 2019 - 309 Lake Street has been corrected to 308 Lake Street - the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

The Grimsby Garden Club announces the 2019 Trillium Recipients.  This program is co-sponsored with The Town of Grimsby and recognizes Grimsby’s prettiest front gardens, viewable from the street. Gardens included are residential, condos, townhouses, apartment buildings, and non-residential and commercial properties. The Trillium Program is based on nominations, and over 140 gardens were nominated.  There are 55 Trillium recipients this year.

2019 Trillium Recipients (in address order)

6 Admiral Circle, 12 Baker Rd South, 6 Bal Harbour Dr,  23 Burgess Dr,  10 Chardonnay Place,  36 Chardonnay Place, 7 Chestnut Dr,  60 Conrad Court,  16 Deer Park Court, 112 Dorchester Dr,  260 Dorchester Dr,  60 Driftwood Court,  41 Elderberry Ave,  102 Gibson St,  31 Golf Woods Dr,  12 Hewitt Dr,  6 Highland Dr,  14 Jacobs Landing, 308 Lake St,  19 Lake St, Unit 13,  19 Lake St, Unit 14,  19 Lake St, Unit 15, 59 Lakeview Ave,  2 Lawrence Ave,  202 Livingston Ave,  204 Livingston Ave, 209 Livingston Ave,  126 Magnolia Crescent,  125 Main St E,  147 Main St E,  135 Main St W,  41 Main St W back unit,  398 Maple Ave,  9 Mary Drive, Unit 2, 23 McNab Dr,  78 Morrison Cres,  23 Nelles Rd N,  35 Orchard Parkway, 11 Parkwood Rd,  113 Peach Tree Lane,  142 Peach Tree Lane,  33 Rosedale St,  14 St Andrews Ave,  3 Sunnylea Cres,  5 Sunnylea Cres, 6 Sunnylea Cres,  87 Terrace Dr,  91 Terrace Dr,  94 Terrace Dr,  42 Vinifera Dr,  55 Vinifera Dr,  99 Vinifera Dr,  35 Whittaker Ave,  472 Woolverton Rd    

Friday, 5 July 2019

Grimsby Garden Tour Sat July 13 10:00 - 4:00pm

Our garden tour is just over a week away on Saturday July 13 10:00 - 4:00pm
Get your tickets and join the fun. 
RSVP for a feature lunch at Casa Toscana:  appetizer, pasta main, glass of wine $35.00 (excludes taxes and gratuities). 22 Main St. W.  289-235-8888. Please show ticket.

This Special Draw is for a natural stone bubbling rock valued at $500. Draw open only to tour participants.  Please show your ticket at Cole’s on tour day to enter. 

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Trillium Judging July 4th to July 11th

Our Trillium Program has entered the next step with judging taking place from July 4th to July 11th.

With more than 130 nominated gardens, our judging teams will be visiting the front gardens and viewing them from the street.

We are pleased to partner with the Town of Grimsby on this program that recognizes and celebrates beautiful front gardens.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Trillium Nominations Closed on June 24th

More than 130 front gardens have been nominated in the 2019 Summer Trillium Program.  This is an increase over last year and we thank you for your nominations and interest in our community's front gardens. 

Have you been nominated?  You will receive a letter if you have been nominated.  Look for it before July 1st.  You can call our chair Branka Radisic to find out - 289-235-9799. 

Judging with take place from July 4th to July 11th. 

Do you have a question about the Trillium Program?  Would you like to know the assessment criteria?  People typically ask what kinds of gardens are in scope, can the judges walk on the front garden property, what is considered the front garden, and how do judges handle different sized properties. 

Check out our website's Trillium Program information and Frequently Asked Questions HERE.   

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Grimsby Garden Club - June NewsFlash

Grimsby Garden Club News Flash
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We are here to help beautify Grimsby.

Regular meetings are usually the last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm, at the Livingston Activity Centre (18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby). 




June 24, 2019 - 7 p.m.
Social Time - 7 p.m. - Pick up a cup of coffee/tea & a treat.  Take this time to meet other members and get to know each other
Don't forget to get your door prize ticket on the way in the door. 

50/50 Draw - Look for Liza Fuller/Wendy Frank to get your 50/50 tickets.

Speaker - Dr. Deena Errampalli.

Dr. Deena Errampalli is a Research Scientist (plant pathology), a visual artist (painting, printmaking and photography) and a GGC member.  She has exhibited and juried, solo and group shows in Canada.  Her art work is in private collections in six countries.

Deena believes that horticulture has a place in all our lives.  Horticulture can be defined as the cultivation of a garden, orchard or a nursery.  Gardens have been a major component of artistic expression for centuries.

Deena will draw from her experiences in both science and visual arts and examine the use of gardens and horticulture as themes for their aesthetic and/or symbolic value in art and architecture.

Hope to see you there.

Topic - Art and Science in Horticulture.

Board position of Vice President required.
Enjoy the experience of helping the Club in its goal of beautifying Grimsby for the benefit of all it citizens.  If you are interested please contact:
Stephen Hargrave
905-975-5473 or




TICKETS AVAILABLE at our monthly meeting, at Cole's,

Cocoon, Trillium Hill or online at Eventbrite HERE

OR CALL 905-975-5473

Don't miss out on all the fun
Membership for 2019 can now be renewed, $15 for an individual and $20 for Family.  Our Membership Chair, Mary McLaren, will be looking forward to assisting you at our monthly meetings!  All members that have renewed by March 31, 2019 will be considered as 'active members'.  We have a great year of speakers & activities lined up and we look forward to all of you renewing and, hopefully, bringing along a few new friends. Volunteers are welcome to put their names in for next year's board members.

"We are always looking for volunteers for our events: our Garden Tour would appreciate your involvement.  It's a great way to get involved and meet people."