Grimsby Garden Club Fantasy of Trees

The Grimsby Garden Club sponsored and decorated a tree at the Fantasy of Trees this year.  This is a Rotary event each year that raises funds for our local community charities.  Our tree this year was decorated by Lauren Doig and Roberta Blackie on the theme of 'A Woodland Christmas in Grimsby'.

Our President's Report 2015

Our President, Beth Sommer, has posted the year's activity report in the blog.  Press the President's Report 2015 tab and it will display - or pop over Here for the quick link.

Grimsby Garden Club Potluck and AGM 6:00pm Monday November 30th 2015

Monday, November 30th at 6:00pm potluck and AGM

Our meeting is Monday the 30th with our annual Potluck Dinner and AGM.

Please bring a favourite food to share for the pot luck dinner.

Refreshments will be provided by the GGC Social Committee, along with plates and cutlery.  We would appreciate you bringing a mug.

The Annual General Meeting will start at 7:00pm.  We will induct our president and board members.  Our speaker will follow.

Speaker: Marilyn Cornwell
Marilyn is a GGC board member who is a passionate gardener and photographer.

Topic:  Christmas in the Garden
Christmas is a festive time – lights, wreaths, and the glorious Christmas tree. It has splendid garden traditions.   We’ll take a peak into the Wow Experience of Longwood Gardens as well as the exquisite conservatory displays nearby.  You will find out some of the unusual and humorous traditions and perhaps there are some ideas to take home!

Where We Meet
Our meetings are at the Livingston Activity Centre at 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby ON.  We start at 7:00pm with coffee and treats. We'd appreciate it if you bring your mug.

Membership Renewal
We would appreciate you renewing in November for 2016.  Our annual fee is modest at $10 single and $15 family.  Our membership chair this year is Ginny Thiessen.

President's Report
Our President is Beth Sommers, and her annual report for 2015 is on the blog and the website. 

Fantasy of Trees
We are contributing a tree to the Rotary's Fantasy of Trees this year.  Please come out to support the Rotary's activities.  November 20th to December 6th at the Grimsby Museum.  For more see

Grimsby Garden Club Meeting - Monday Oct 26 7:00pm

Please join us this coming Monday for a great Grimsby Garden Club meeting.  It will start with pictures of the Trillium gardens displayed on the big screen from 7:00pm to 7:30pm during our social time.  Please consider bringing your own mug to the meeting.

Our speaker is Russell Boles, president of the Niagara Falls Horticultural Society.  He will take us on "A Springtime Stroll through the Gardens of Japan" where cherry blossoms, wisteria, and tranquil gardens abound.

Our membership desk with Ginny Thiessen, chair, will welcome you and can start or renew your 2016 membership.

Grimsby Garden Club's OCTOBER News Flash

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We are here to help beautify Grimsby.  
Where We Meet
Our meetings are at the Livingston Activity Centre at 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby ON.  We start at 7:00pm with coffee and treats. We'd appreciate it if you bring your mug.
Trillium Gardens 7:00 - 7:30pm
Our Trillium Award Gardens will be displayed at our October meeting on the big screen starting at 7:00pm. In addition, you can find them through the links on our blog, website or Facebook.


Monday October 26th, 2015 at 7:00pm social start

Speaker: Russell Boles is active in all things gardening and horticulture.  He is President of the Niagara Falls Horticultural Society and Owner/Operator of RKB Horticultural Consultants.  And before that he was the manager of horticulture of the Niagara Parks Commission.

Topic:  There is a great appreciation for Japanese Gardens in North America.  We will have an opportunity to learn more with Russell as he takes us on a  springtime stroll through the gardens of Japan.  

Russell has visited Japan for its gardens many times over the years.  He will show us what a springtime stroll is all about in Japan, with delights such as blossoming cherries, wisteria, and quiet and harmonious garden landscape settings.   

Membership Renewal 
It may be that there are members who haven't renewed  for 2015.  We can catch you up at the October meeting.  It's no problem as our annual fee is modest at $10 single and $15 family.

If you're an early bird and would like to renew for 2016 at our October meeting, we'll be ready for you. 

The View from Above
Our banner picture is the view looking east from Beamer Point.

Trillium Presentation Available to View

Hi everyone,
If you want to see the Trillium Recipient Presentation showing all the trillium gardens, here are the links on our website:

October Garden of the Month - 62 Lake Street

Grimsby Garden Club
Garden of the Month for October

Congratulations to Jo and Ken Agnew

Our fall Garden of the Month is alive with cheerful yellow marigolds and orange-red geraniums interspersed with yews, hostas, euonymus and grasses varying in tones from blue-grey to bright yellow.  The repetition of planting pleases the eye by being offset with a variety of evergreens, cedars, boxwood and blue spruce.  It is a formal yet causal planting as it winds up the driveway toward the front of the house. 

Please make sure to drive by this lovely garden at 62 Lake Street near Nelles Park. This is the Grimsby Garden Club’s last garden for the year. We would like to thank everyone for helping to make Grimsby the beautiful town that it is.

The Garden of the Month chosen by members of the Grimsby Garden Club runs from May to October each year. Winning gardens are chosen based on our criteria for curb appeal, colour, design and maintenance.  

Grimsby Garden Club

Wendy Frank and Beth Sommers

September 28 2015 Flower Show Highlights


Horticulture Awards

Gillespie Award for the Highest Aggregate points Section A Garden Flowers:  Gillian Wood

Tawsky Award for the Highest Aggregate points Section B Collections:  Gillian Wood

Fleming Award for the Highest Aggregate points Section C  Vegetables:  Gillian Wood

Tomlinson Award for the Best in Show, Division I Horticulture :  Jackie Iovio

Design Awards

Cole's Florist Awards for Best in Show, Design Division:  Sue Gemmill

Holdsworth Awards for Highest Aggregate points Design Division:  Sue Gemmill

Photography Awards

Best in Show Photography:  Ernie Yemm

Most Points in Photography:  Lynn Riding and Sandra Yemm

Thanks to our sponsors:

Grimsby Downtown Improvement Association

Cole's Florist and Garden Centre

Here are some picture highlights of the  Show

Our Flower Show - What the Judges Look For

Hi everyone,
There are resources on the Gardenontario (Ontario Horticultural Association) website that will be very useful for this Monday, September 28th Flower and Photography Show.

Here's a link to the resources and then a reproduction of the brochure to read.

Trillium Recognition 2015

The Grimsby Trillium program is an initiative shared by the Grimsby Garden Club and the Town of Grimsby.  It promotes community pride by recognizing residents who, by landscaping and maintaining their property, contribute to a more attractive neighbourhood and community. 

Volunteer judges review each property in the town using specific criteria.  All properties in the Town of Grimsby are reviewed and considered for the Trillium Awards.  This includes residential and non-residential properties. 

The Trilliums were awarded in a ceremony at Town Hall on Wednesday, September 16th, 7:30pm.  Mayor Bob Bentley presented each winner with their Trillium stake.  There were approximately 60 recipients this year.  We  congratulate you on your contribution to beautifying Grimsby.  We thank our volunteers who contributed their time and energy to judging.

If you want to see all of the recipient gardens, then go to our website 

or directly to these links - the presentation is divided into three parts.

Trilliums 2015 

Area  #            Street
1        6            Bal Harbour
1        60          Conrad Place
1        29          Samuel Rd
2        5            Birchpark
2        4            Inglewood Crt     
2        6            Sophie Crt
3        18          Stonegate Drive
4        418        Elizabeth
4        54          Lakeview Ave 
4        16          Rodney
5        9            Forest Rd
5        39          Kerman Ave
5        13          Viking Drive
6        9            Cedar Glen
7        204        Livingston Ave
7        2            Tulip St
7        16          Tulip St
8        4            Garden Dr
8        209        Livingston Ave
8        60          Sumac Crt
9        6            Kerman Ave
9        17          Kerman Ave
9        36          St Andrews Ave
10      5            Ivan Ave
10      129        Main St E
10      19          Nelles Rd N
11      137        Central Ave
11      6            Sunnylea Cres 
11      18          Wentworth Drive
11      30          Wentworth Drive
12      9            Mary Drive, Unit 2
12      113        Peach Tree Lane
12      15          Vandenburg Street
13      94          Park Road
13      82          Terrace Drive
13      42          Vinifera
14      17          Bell Ave
14      76          Griffith Dr
14      23          McNab Dr
15      12          Kennedy
15      8            Melrose
15      43          Robinson St S
16      422        ElmTree Rd E
16      494        Ridge Rd E
16      116        Russ Rd N
17      358        Mud St W
17      376        Mud St W
17      100        Ridge Rd W
18      541        Winston Rd
NR      17          Main St E
NR      147        Main St E
NR      169        Main St E
NR      275        Main St E
NR      115        S Service Rd W
NR      241        S Service Rd W