Welcome to the Garden Club of London
The Garden Club of London, founded in 1951, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is the promotion of interest in botanical activities through Environmental Awareness, Education, Horticulture and Floral Artistry.
The Garden Club of London members formally meet from September through June for a wide variety of programs, events and activities with some activities continuing throughout the summer. Almost all meetings, workshops, courses and events are held at the Civic Garden Complex at 625 Springbank Drive.
The third Wednesday of the month the Club’s members gather for General Meetings. Following a brief business meeting, a program is presented that reflects the interests of the Club in Design and Horticulture.
The fourth Wednesday afternoon is dedicated to Horticulture interests. Field trips are also organized for all members interested in many aspects of the science. Our Horticulture groups grow herbs and make herbal products to share with the public at the Fall Boutique e.g. jams, jellies, vinegars, potpourri, sauces, packaged herbs and mixes.
Our Woodland volunteers are working at restoring approximately one hectare of Springbank Park to a Carolinian Forest. Another small area of the park has been accepted as a challenge for the Garden Club of London to develop into an inviting area for the public to visit.
On Monday mornings, workshops are held where members learn to create items using natural plant materials of all kinds, which are sold at our annual Fall Boutique held each November at the Civic Garden Complex.
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
Floral Design courses are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The basic mandatory Design I Course is offered in September to help new members begin to understand the principles and elements of Design. Many workshops are offered on specific design styles and techniques to extend knowledge and challenge the members’ current level of design and experience.
A variety of courses are organized by some of our members. In January, we had a full-day course on “Miniatures and Small Designs” and a half-day course on “Mechanics”.
February gives us the opportunity to learn techniques to create a water/glass design. In March, we have a “Layered Horizontal Design course” with Elizabeth Matheson. Our Horticulture meeting in January featured “The Trail in Bloom” - pictures of blooming wild flowers, bushes and trees along a London Trail. Still ahead is a program about Invasive Phragmites.
In the spring, we will have information booths at three London events. Seedy Saturday, sponsored by the Master Gardeners at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. Go Wild, Grow Wild is a Carolinian Canada Coalition event at the Metroland Media Agriplex, Western Fair District, and the Home and Outdoor Show is at the same location. Visit our website for more information.
This is also the year for our mini flower show in May and the theme is “A Floral Musical Journey”.
The Garden Club of London
Civic Garden Complex,
625 Springbank Drive,
London, ON, N6K 4T1
Telephone: (519) 471 6200