An introduction to Milne House Garden Club
Milne House Garden Club was founded April 11, 1967, and was named to perpetuate the historical association of the Edwards Gardens area with Alexander Milne, the original owner of the property which was part of a five hundred acre Crown Land Grant given in the early 1800's.
The Milne House, built on the brow of the hill close to Lawrence Avenue, was destroyed by fire in 1964, and has been replaced by a tea house erected on the old foundation.
Milne House Garden Club meets 9 times a year (excluding December, July, & August), on the third Tuesday of the month at 10am. Meetings include speakers, slides, films, panel discussions, workshops and flower and horticulture shows judged by accredited judges.
• Workshops in horticulture and floral design.
• Flower shows open to the public.
• Volunteer and financial support in activities and projects of the Toronto Botanical Garden.
• Several of the members are instructors of classes and workshops presented at the Toronto Botanical Gardens as well as being accredited judges who are constantly in demand at many horticultural and flower shows.
• An annual scholarship is given to a second year student at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture for obtaining the highest marks during the first and second years in practical and academic plant identification.
• Field trips are taken to destinations that provide members with great garden experiences