2024

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2024 Programs

Next Meeting:
Tues. April 16, 2024 7:30 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall
210 Wilson St. E, Ancaster, On

Come and learn all about BATS--their habits and their importance to our Eco-systems.  Dr. Paul Faure, McMaster University Bat Lab and his associates, will speak and give us an up-close encounter with bats. (no touching involved!)                      Don't forget to bring your mug.

 

An image of a meeting being held by the Ancaster Horticultural Society at the Ancaster Town Hall.

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.
Guests are welcome!

  • 7:30  Social Time
  • 7:45  Brief Business
  • 8:00 Speaker and Questions
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Highlights of 2023

View this year's highlights and award presentations.

60th Anniversary

Our 60th Anniversary gallery! Images from the past.

Awards

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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. 

2023 Diamond Award Winners

We are proud to announce that there are 6 winners of the Diamond Trillium Award for 2023.  The Diamond Trillium Award is given for 15 years of award-winning front gardens.

Congratulations to all of the Trillium Award winners. 125 Ancaster Trillium Awards were presented at the ceremony Tues. August 15th.

Image of Ancaster Horticultural Society's 2023 Trillium Award

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.

Nomination Information for 2024 will be available in June.

 

 

 

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

Judging

2023 Program

Judging begins--July 1, 2023

Judging ends--July 16, 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 Tuesday August 15, 2023.

 

Map

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 18, 2024.

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

Map

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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 perennial donations each year in late April and early May.

 

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 ...

Our Heritage Tomato Sale is Here! We have a new grower this year. We have 44 old favourites and new-to-you varieties. Order early for best selection.

All tomato seedlings are organic and locally grown for our sale.

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

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.