2023

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2023 Programs

Meetings for January and February will be held via Zoom. Links are sent by email 1 week prior to meetings.

Guests may join the list by sending an email to ancasterhort.socy@gmail.com

'Growing Succulents for Beginners'  Tues. February 21, 2023 via ZOOM  with Molly Shannon, Canadian Succulents

 

 

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Meetings

Our January and February Meetings will be held via Zoom. Links are sent 1 week prior to meetings.

In-Person Meetings are held at the Ancaster Old Town Hall  (310 Wilson St. E. Ancaster) on the third Tuesday of each month, with the exception of July, August and December.

There is no charge to attend a meeting.

  • 7:30  Social Time
  • 7:45  Brief Business
  • 8:00 Speaker and Questions
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Garden Tour at Whistling Gardens

Join us Wed. June 1, 2022 10am for a tour of Whistling Gardens. All Covid precautions will be in effect.  The gardens are wheelchair accessible with walking paths.  Tour will last 2 hours.

Register at: davemhowitt@outlook.com

$15 payable at the tour.

 

 

In Spite of COVID

In spite of COVID...here are our activities during 2021.

60th Anniversary

Our 60th Anniversary gallery! Images from the past.

Awards

Ancaster Horticultural Society - Image of Diamond Award Winning garden 2022

Trillium Awards

The Ancaster Trillium Awards program promotes community pride by recognizing residents who, by landscaping and maintaining their property, contribute to a more attractive community.

Each year volunteer judges from the Society choose 125 of the most beautiful nominated front properties for an award. 

2022 Diamond Award Winner

Winner of 2022 Diamond Trillium Award for 15 years of award-winning front gardens is: the garden of Rod Frank!  154 Crestview Drive

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How to Nominate

Trilliums are awarded in 3 classes:

  • Single Residential
  • Townhouse
  • Commercial

People can enter their own property and those of friends and neighbours in Ancaster.

Email, the name (if known), address, phone number, email address (if known) to:

ancasterhort.socy@gmail.com

All 2023 Program Dates will be posted by the end of April 2023

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An image of the Ancaster Horticultural Society 2021 Trillum Award Committee.

Judging

2023 Program

All dates for the 2023 Program will be posted by the end of April 2023

How are properties judged?

  • Overall first impression
  • Landscape design & colour
  • Landscape maintenance

The Ancaster Trillium Awards program is made possible because of volunteers who contribute their personal time to judge properties in the Town of Ancaster. The judges are members of the Society with an appreciation of horticulture and gardening. Members of the community are welcomed into the Society.

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Ceremony

Annual Trillium Awards ceremony took place
2023 date to be announced

Fieldcote Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Rd, Ancaster

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Parking behind Ryerson Church & behind St. Andrews Church.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the Ancaster Old Town Hall. Please follow the instructions given in your notification email.

 

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Plants

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When and Where

The Annual Plant Sale is scheduled for

Saturday May 20, 2023.

Ancaster Food Basics (plaza parking lot).
71 Wilson St. W, Ancaster
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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We are Famous for ...

Perennials!

We have a huge variety both donated from members’ gardens and purchased from local growers.

We accept donations of perennials. Details about where and when to drop off will be posted in April 2023.  Meantime mark those plants that you plan to divide in the spring. You can help us to prepare signage by contacting us with the names of the plants you hope to donate. See our contact page for information.  

 

An image of an Ancaster Horticultural Society's perennial bed, what they are famous for.
Image of an Ancaster Horticultural Society Heritage tomato.

We are Famous for ...

Heritage Tomatoes!

We have old favourites and lots of interesting varieties to try.

All are locally grown for our sale. We'll have details about our 2023 sale here in the spring.

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We are Famous for ...

Interesting Plants! Expert Gardeners!

Every year we feature plants — something new or varieties you can’t find in nurseries. And we have lots of expert gardeners on hand to help you with your questions.

 

An image of the Ancaster Horticultural Society's plant sale with expert gardeners.