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. 
  
CASA TOSCANA LUNCH
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.
  
COLE’S DRAW

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

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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). 
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DOWNLOAD FORMS HERE

SUMMER TRILLIUM RECOGNITION
NOMINATION FORMS
CAN ALSO BE PICKED UP AT 


PEACH KING CENTRE - FRONT DESK



MONTHLY MEETING
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 stephenhargrave55@gmail.com


GRIMSBY GARDEN CLUB 
2019 GARDEN TOUR


SATURDAY JULY 13, 10AM - 4PM

RAIN OR SHINE

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
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP now for 2019
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."



We're coming to the end of Trillium Nominations

 They close June 24th

Nominate a special garden - especially if it is your own!






Saturday, 25 May 2019

Grimsby Garden Club NewsFlash for May 2019

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

SUMMER TRILLIUM RECOGNITION
NOMINATION FORMS
CAN ALSO BE PICKED UP AT 


PEACH KING CENTRE - FRONT DESK
 



MONTHLY MEETING
May 27, 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 - Dugald Cameron.


Dugald was on the board of directors at The Toronto Botanical Garden from 1996 to 2009.  He speaks on many subjects to many Horticultural Societies in Southern Ontario.  He occasionally sat in for Ed Lawrence on CBC's Ontario Today, was first president of the Greater Toronto Bulb Society and is a member of numerous horticultural societies.  His current gardening passions are tuberous Begonias, Clematis, Daffodils, Nerines and Tulips.

Enjoy.
 
Topic - Summer Flowering Bulbs:  Exotic Flowers, Fragrance and Foliage all Summer Long.

 

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 stephenhargrave55@gmail.com

 

Don't miss out on all the fun
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP now for 2019

 
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: Home & Garden Show, Plant Sale, Garden Tour, etc.  Its a great way to get involved and meet people."



GRIMSBY GARDEN CLUB 
 
2019 GARDEN TOUR

SATURDAY JULY 13, 10AM - 4PM

RAIN OR SHINE

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT OUR MONTHLY MEETING


OR CALL 905-975-5473
 


 

Friday, 24 May 2019

Trillium Nominations Start TODAY - May 24th!

TRILLIUMS! TRILLIUMS! TRILLIUMS!
We are very honoured to be partners with the Town of Grimsby in sponsoring the Trillium Program.  The pretty Trillium Award Garden "Stakes" are a tradition, and you will see them in gardens in Grimsby.

Support our great gardeners who are part of making Grimsby beautiful.  Complete a NOMINATION FORM and drop it off to the Reception Desk at the Peach King Centre before June 24th.

You can print the form HERE.

Here are our valued sponsors of this year's Trilliums!


Here are three of our 2018 Trillium recipients.




Friday, 17 May 2019

Plant Sale Thank You



2019
Grimsby Garden Club

Annual Plant Sale 

 

Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses that donated their time and plants to the Plant Sale.

We had an amazing turnout!

Your community support is much appreciated!

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

May 14 - Trillium Nominations Start Next Week

Grimsby Garden Club and the Town of Grimsby

2019 Summer Trilliums Program


NOMINATIONS May 24 - June 24 2019

It seems too early to be out looking at gardens!  Take a peek around and you will see gardens in bloom with flowering magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons, serviceberries, tulips, daffodils and more.  

Gardeners who make our neighborhoods look beautiful deserve to be recognized.  That’s why the Grimsby Garden Club and the Town of Grimsby sponsor and run this event.  

We recognize and celebrate Grimsby’s outstanding gardens.

Nominations are accepted from May 24, 2019 until June 24, 2019 and should be submitted to: Grimsby Trilliums 2019, Reception Desk, Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, ON L3M 4G3




OPEN THE NOMINATION FORM HERE.


Saturday, 11 May 2019

PLANT SALE TODAY - NO TAX!



Our great plant sale starts at 9:00am - we have great deals and no tax!






Monday, 6 May 2019

We need your plants for the Plant Sale!

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Stephen Hargrave
President Grimsby Garden Club
905 975 5473
stephenhargrave55@gmail.com

Thursday, 25 April 2019

District Meeting this Saturday, April 27 2019

Ontario Horticultural Association presents the District 9 Spring AGM 2019 
Host:  Grimsby Garden Club
Theme: Getting to Biodiversity

Grimsby Livingston Activity Centre
18 Livingston Avenue 
Grimsby, ON L3M 1K7


Welcome to our 2019 District 9 Spring Forum/Annual General Meeting. This year's theme is Getting to Biodiversity. There are morning beverages and snacks and a wonderful lunch from Grimsby's Fit To Eat, an annual business meeting, two speakers, a full flower show and prize draws.

We have two outstanding speakers: Cathy Kavassalis , Master Gardener and member of the Oakville Horticultural Society, will talk directly to the theme in her presentation, "Pollinator Gardens from the Ground Up", and Sue Clarke Instructor/Curator at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, will explore "The Legacy Garden at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens."
Come to meet and greet your fellow society members in the District, get the latest news and learn a lot from our presenters. We look forward to a great day and hope many of you can join us.

Margaret Tanaszi, Director
OHA District 9

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Bird Friendly Coffee Nesting Tonight!


Station 1 invites you to learn more about how we are connected to coffee growing in Latin America.  Did you know that Grimsby birds winter there?  In the past in Latin America, coffee has been heavily sprayed and fertilized with synthetic fertilizers.  Sprawling massive fields stretch out for miles. While this created high coffee yields it was also devastated the environment and wildlife.  Returning to organic methods and going coffee in concert with a rainforest canopy have resulted in beans with a deeper and richer flavour.  

And how does my Grimsby garden relate to coffee growing? The answer is simple:  many of the birds who live in Latin America in the winter are migratory, also live here in the summer.  These include orioles, tanagers, and warblers. What about hummingbirds? The Indigo bunting? 

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C has identified ecologically sustainable farming methods that provide a welcome habitat for birds. They developed certification standards for making bird-friendly coffee.  One can differentiate between shade-grown, organic, fair-trade and bird-friendly.

Back to our gardens in Grimsby where the hummingbirds, Baltimore Orioles and small warblers make their home in summer.  Our job is to grow native trees and plants, so that they have the insects to feed their young.  

Marilyn Cornwell will help you get started with ten 'super trees' native to our area, and 12 'native perennial flowers' for your gardens.

  

Friday, 19 April 2019

Elm Street Garden Clean Up Date

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SPRING CLEAN UP

AT ELM STREET GARDEN

(ACROSS FROM THE GBF)
 
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24
10 AM  UNTIL  NOON

 
(RAIN DATE APRIL 25)

COME JOIN THE GANG TO TIDY UP OUR GARDEN BEDS