October 3, 2020:  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 


'Autumn Beauty'

Guest Speaker: Tonia Parker 

Due to the cancelation of the meeting CHS will plan to video Ms. Parker creating the fall displays and share her demo on our social media platforms. 

When the weather turns chilly, chrysanthemums and ornamental kale are the gardening defaults for autumn colour, but what else is out there? Horticulturist Tonia Parker will join us for a “Show & Tell”
presentation of the huge array of plants and flowers available for autumn displays.

Tonia will be preparing two displays, one a doorstep planter style, the second, a Harvest Tabletop indoor display. She will pay particular attention to annuals, as well as suggestions for plants providing late season
food for pollinators. The displays will be raffled at the end.

Tonia Parker is a Professional Horticulturist and has been working on the Civic gardens and the street floral displays for the City of Oshawa for the past 4 years. She is a member of CHS.

Membership registration is available -. Member Yearbooks are available for pickup, please contact us directly to become a member and receive your Yearbook. Contact:


2020 Meeting Schedule 


March 30  POSTPONED  'Gardening in a Rapidly Warming World' with Landscape Architect, Neil Turnbull

April  27 - POSTPONED  ' The Olive of the North: Seabuckthorn Trees'  with Darryl Tims

                     7pm Youth Speaker: Garry Patterson on Daylily Project


May date changed to June - PENDING  - Plant Sale  Cannington

     Donations from your garden welcome, doors open at 9 am, Sale only - working towards a date in June

May 25 -POSTONED 'The Zen of Horticulture: Bonsai' with Joan Greenway 

                   7pm Youth Challenge: Plants with Purpose

June 29 - POSTONED 'Botanical Gold: The Saffron Crocus' with Martin Albert

                  7pm Youth Speaker: Shaun Booth on Bee City

July 18 - POSTONED  to 2021 Brock's Botanical Garden Tour

July/August - Summer Youth Workshops - cancelled 

September 28 POSTONED 'Fungus Among Us: The Wonderful World of Mushrooms' with Bob Bowles

                               7pm Youth Challenge Award Presentation: Plants with Purpose

October 3 - Fall Demo Video only - meeting cancelled due to COVID-19

                      Demo by Tonia Parker 

October 26 -POSTONED 'Dancing Leaves: Designing with Ornamental Grasses' with Pat de Valence

                         7pm Youth Speaker: Mystery Guest

November 23 - Workshop: 'Woodsy Winter Wreath' with Scott Turner from the The Wild Garden

                              Pre-registration required + material fee. Limited space.

December 7 - CHS Annual General Meeting, Awards Presentation, Photography Show & Festive Refreshments

Box 38

Cannington, ON  L0E 1E0

Tel: 705 426 9138

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