May General Meeting with Guest Speaker Helen Battersby

McConaghy Seniors' Center 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

MAY GENERAL MEETING: GUEST SPEAKER HELEN BATTERSBY, "DESIGNING WITH EDIBLE PLANTS" Award-winning TorontoGardens.com blogger Helen Battersby encourages us to turn notions of what “ornamental” means upside-down and meet unusual plants that are also safe to eat. This colourful presentation spurs thinking about gardens and edible plants in exciting new ways, with plenty of inspiration for […]

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March General Meeting – an Exploration of Hardscape Plants

McConaghy Seniors' Center 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

MARCH GENERAL MEETING: GUEST SPEAKER JONAS SPRING, "AN EXPLORATION OF HARDSCAPE PLANTS" Following an extensive review of plants that grow on cliffs and alvars around southern Ontario, Jonas Spring has identified a palette of commercially available hardy, local and beautiful plants that thrive in cracks and crevices. He will share insights about these “hardscape plants” […]

February General Meeting – Creating Spaces that Resonate

McConaghy Seniors' Center 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING: GUEST SPEAKER WOLFE BONHAM, "CREATING SPACES THAT RESONATE" Have you ever noticed that some garden spaces just feel right, even if they aren't the nicest-looking gardens? While others that are immaculate, well-designed, and downright spectacular just don't feel right? This is perhaps because we all have childhood memories of archetypal spaces that […]

“Fusion Gardening” with Guest Speaker Mike Prong

McConaghy Seniors' Center 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING: GUEST SPEAKER MIKE PRONG, "FUSION GARDENING" When: September 06, 2022 Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Virtual (Zoom) and McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill Members - No Charge Non-society members welcome for a nominal fee of $5.00 Fusion Gardening® is a popular landscape design style you may have seen […]

Richmond Hill Gardens Maintained by our Society

McConaghy Seniors' Center 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

Join us on a photographic tour and learn about the back stories of the beautiful gardens our dedicated volunteers maintain at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Mill Pond, Hill House Hospice, and the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre. Guest speakers are society members Nancy Andrews, Dinah Gibbs, Sally Hossain, and Heather Ann Lowry. […]

July General Meeting: Growing Healthy Organic Fruit Trees with Susan Poizner

McConaghy Seniors' Center 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

More and more North Americans are planting fruit trees in their gardens, in parks and on company land. But, often new growers are disappointed. Without proper care, young fruit trees are vulnerable to pest and disease problems and may produce poor quality fruit. What many new growers don’t realize is that in order to thrive, […]

The Allergy Fighting Garden with Marina Dimitriadis

McConaghy Seniors' Center 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

As a Landscape Designer, Marina Dimitriadis collaborates with her clients to ensure designs are in harmony with special needs. One memorable client request was to reduce the number of plants in a design to accommodate a child’s severe allergies. Marina researched allergy causing plants and found Thomas Leo Ogren’s system for combating allergens based on […]

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