Meetings and Events - 2017

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KHS Meeting Calendar

KHS Events Calendar

If there are horticulture-related events you think other members would be interested to know, please let us know!

Meeting Calendar

Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from September to June at 7:30 p.m. They usually take place at Ongwanada Resource Centre.

The entrance to Ongwanada is on Portsmouth Ave, just south of Johnson St. It is immediately past the Health Unit on the left when going south. Park at the end of the driveway. The building is forward from the end of the drive. [There is more parking to the left.]

There are bus stops on Portsmouth near Ongwanada for evening route E12.

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. There is no charge for members of the Kingston Horticultural Society or other garden club. For others, entry is $3.00. KHS and garden club members should please show their membership card when coming to meetings.

January 12

Speaker: Adrian Cooper
Topic:     Garden Insects ... Friend or Foe?

February 9

Speaker: Allison Shannon
Topic:     From roots to fruits, growing from the bottom up!!

Show Corner


1. An African violet.

2. A forced bulb.


3. Three's a Crowd a design using 3 blooms.

4. Casino

March 9

Speaker: Hazel and Joe Cook (Blossom Hill Nursery)
Topic:     Peony Passion

April 13

Speaker: Peter Fuller (Fuller Native & Rare Plants)
Topic:    Using Native Plants to Create a Sustainable and Sustaining Garden

Show Corner


1. A forced branch.

2. A houseplant grown for foliage.


1. Spring Thaw An underwater design. (Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards, p107.)

2. Spring Cleaning must include a recycled article.

May 11

Speaker: Maggie & Barry  (Bonibrae Daylilies)
Topic:    Modern Hostas -- Tougher, Easier, Greater Than Ever

Show Corner


1. Patriotic A design predominantly red and white.

2. A Victorian tea A design in a teacup.


Spring Bulb and Flower Show

3. A container of seedlings

4. A flower(s) from your garden.

June 8

  • Speaker: Paula & Bill Allen
  • Topic:    The Right Tool ... The Right Way

  • Iris and Peony Show
  • Member Plant Sale

September 14

Topic:     Round Robin ... Share a Story

Fall Vegetable and Flower Show

October 12

Speaker: Deanna Groves
Topic:     Quinte Botanical Gardens Project

Indoor Plant SWAP

November 9

  • Annual General Meeting
  • Awards
  • 2017 Highlights

December 14

Speaker: TBA
Topic:    TBA

Show Corner


1. An African violet.

2. A Pomander.


3. Cut 'n Dried a miniature design (Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards, p107.), maximum of 5" (12.7cm) in any direction.

4. Bare Bones a line design using branches and a single bloom.

KHS Events Calendar

Saturday, May 27
Public Plant Sale
Saturday, June 17
Flower Show & Photo Exhibit
Sunday, June 25
Open Garden Tour