Ameliasburgh Garden Club 

Club Calendar & Pictures

Meeting Place:
Amelias
burgh
Town Hall
13 Coleman St.
Amelias
burgh,
 ON.
 
Meeting Times:
See Club 
Calendar for Meeting Details.

President: 
Brenda Englefield

Contact:
Brenda Englefield
613- 967-8308
 engleb@kos.net 

Everyone Welcome

   The Garden Club started out as an organization to spruce up the historic Village of Ameliasburgh.  It all began in 1982 with a small group of nine members.  

   From the start the Club was involved with the Ameliasburgh Fair, donating prizes, entering a parade float, setting up a floral display and overseeing the Floral Division.  Several community gardens were started, tended and cared for by doing spring and fall clean-ups and providing plant material. In 1992 the Club planted a Sunburst Honey Locust  Tree on the Museum grounds  for their 10th anniversary.

   Today the Ameliasburgh Museum and Victoria School House gardens are cared for with heritage plants in mind, while upgrading soils and techniques. In honour of Canada's 150th Birthday we have several Red and White themes popping up in all our gardens and a few surprise locations in the community.

   The Drew MacCandlish Memorial Garden was created in 2015, at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. It was designed by one of our Bursary recipients, Ben O'Brien, "Wild by Design" and is maintained by our club membership. 

     We have planted trees at Massassaga- Rednersville School, Ameliasburgh Museum and at Ameliasburgh Community Park to supply shade for the many generations of our community to enjoy. A new location is currently being sourced for another tree to be planted during Garden Week 2017, to celebrate and recognize Canada's 150 Birthday. We will also create an "Insect Hotel" near one of our garden locations to ensure the pollinator's can find safe lodging, while doing their work. A Heritage Vegetable garden is also being planted and maintained by our member's at the Ameliasburgh Museum in 2017.

    In 2017 we are offering a $1000.00 bursary for one qualifying student in Prince Edward/Hastings area who is registered in a University or Community College program studying Horticulture,  Agriculture, or Viticulture. 

   Our Club has over 50 members who enjoy the monthly meetings, with guest speakers who provide advice, information, slide shows and product's alike. In our membership we have several Master Gardeners who would love to answer your questions, one on one. Monthly competitions, seasonal plant auctions, spring seedling sale,"local road trips" and socials are part of the fun and enjoyment shared within our membership.

    We welcome members and guests to the historic Village of Ameliasburgh, where our meetings take place at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall the last Monday night of most months.  A light snack and beverage is provided  at most meetings. Donations go directly to assist in raising our Bursary Funds. 

    This is our 35th year with plans to continue growing and gardening together for many more !  Come join in the fun! 

Garden Ontario Week is June 10 - 18, 2017  Let's get Growing !!!