Special Events

Fall Bulb Fundraiser 2020

Coming soon!

Unique and interesting fall bulbs for sale ~ 19 to choose from! Watch for more details and order form.

Calling the Youth!

The Plants with Purpose Challenge for you this summer is on!

$400 of Prize money to be awarded in September!

Open to all young people between the ages of 8 -17.

Must be a registered CHS Youth Member.

Contact us for more details or to register for this fun summer challenge.

Get Growing!

Open to anyone aged 8 to 17 who is a registered CHS Youth Member. Entry form and registration must be submitted to “Plants with Purpose” Committee.


The Challenge:

Create & grow a container garden “Plants with Purpose” with your own ‘theme’ and present the creation at 6:30pm, on September 28, 2020 to the Challenge Committee. Winners will be selected and awards presented that same evening.

Age groups:  Group A: 8 to 12 years               Group B: 13 to17 years

Prize Awards: For each Group

                           First Prize $100.   Second Prize: $50.  Third Prize: $50 

Garden Requirements:

  • Garden to have a theme of plants that serve a purpose – you select the purpose!

  • Garden must contain at least three different “plants with purpose” which the participant must be able to name. Additional plants allowed.

  • Garden must be in a container – Minimum 6” x 6” up to maximum size 12” x 12” Plants may be taller or wider. Container may also be decorated.

  • Participant to create or construct one object out of natural materials which suits the theme of their garden and display it within their garden or attached to the pot. To be judged on creative use of materials, how it fits into your theme & design of object

  • Use of additional decorative items to suit theme within garden is allowed

  • All creation, work and care of garden to be done by Youth participant.

  • Garden to be submitted for judging of ‘Plants with Purpose’. Judged on:

    •  overall garden and interpretation of theme

    • ‘natural object’ created by participant

    • Three plants within garden identified by name

Our goal is to promote involvement in a healthful and rewarding hobby that also instills an awareness and concern for the environment. We hope to teach gardening skills and foster pride in the both their own environment and within the community.

Contact Info: Chair of Challenge Committee for more details or to register:   

M. Munro 


Congratulations to the 2019 Enchanted Garden Challenge Winners!

Group A

  1. Claira Yates -Heart's Ease Garden

  2. May Norton -Relax & Feel Better Tea Garden

  3. Jaime Meyers -In Memory of Mr. Nibbles the Bunny Garden

Group B

  1. Josie Meyers - The Little Rock Cottage Garden

  2. Olivia Jones - Merry Little Fairy Garden

  3. Meagen Godfrey - The Pollinator Hideaway Garden

The Thumbs Up Gardens have been selected for 2020! 

Congratulations to all the 2020 Winners

2020 Winners

Marg and Bill Elstob

Country Lane, Cannington

Brenda and Steve Young

St. John St/, Cannington

Lois and Crystal O'Grady

Laidlaw St., Cannington

Sheryl Capeling

King St. Cannington

Debbie and David Marquis

Antioch St., Sunderland

Judy Haars

Rennie St. Sunderland

Mr. Munro

Albert Street. Sunderland

Lori Spence
Jones St., Sunderland

Past Events

Featured Gardens:

Eva & Albert Marosan
Scott Turner
Brenda & Steve Young
Angela & Rick Hubers 
Sharon & Ken Murray
Carole & Frank Ditomaso
Darlene & Brian Hadden
Julie & David Gribble

Thank you to all the Host Gardeners, volunteers & visitors who made this garden tour a wonderful success!

Box 38

Cannington, ON  L0E 1E0


Tel: 705 426 9138

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