The Garden Clubs of Ontario
The Garden Clubs of Ontario is an association of garden clubs in the Province of Ontario, Canada, founded and incorporated in l954.
The GCO comprises 10 independent garden clubs;
Each member club is self supporting and raises funds for their community projects through sales, flower shows and private donations.
The Garden Clubs of Ontario member clubs promote horticulture and the floral arts in their communities
• with teaching programs for both members and the general public.
• by holding public flower shows, church flower festivals, plant and craft sales.
• by the construction and support of; gardens for the handicapped, hospitals, historic buildings, libraries, children’s parks and public spaces.
• by the giving of scholarships for excellence in horticulture and landscape design, in both secondary and post secondary educational institutions.
• with support of time, expertise and monies to botanical gardens, conservation programs and public spaces.
The Garden Clubs of Ontario aims to encourage knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs, to aid in the protection of native plants, trees, birds and soil, to encourage civic planting and promote responsible ecological care of the environment and to promote flower shows.
About The Garden Clubs of Ontario
The purpose of the Garden Clubs of Ontario is to stimulate knowledge of horticulture and the art of floral design.
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Past President's Summer Message
Congratulations to Wendy Downing from Hamilton Garden Club on her new appointment as our President for 2017 – 2019! We wish you much success in your administration. At the Annual General Meeting held in Toronto at The Granite Club, it was a privilege for me to highlight what you, our members, have accomplished during 2015 – 2017 and I look forward to continued responsibilities as your Immediate Former President. Forty-five members from The Garden Clubs of Ontario will travel to attend the WAFA Barbados Flower Show 'Flowers in Paradise' this June. We wish you success in your competitive design installations. Our Canadian Judge for this International Show will report back to you at our Fall Meeting and Wendy will bring greetings from all our WAFA friends we reunited with at this event. Have a restful and happy summer!
Immediate Former President
Barbados Association of Flower Arrangers
Niagara Wine Tour & BBQ - Saturday, June 18, 2016
PAST PRESIDENTS OF GCO IN ATTENDANCE AT THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Listed from left to right sequentially: Mary Kernohan, Janice Maciver, Jane Heming, Kay Thorfinnson, Helen Skinner, Beth Frost, Marisa Bergagnini - President, Pat Harris, Peg Spence, Ann Diebel, Elizabeth Coons, Lil Haworth, Maureen Naylor
Beverly Hargraft and Elaine Mayo were present at the events but missing in the photo