Perth & District Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 494
Perth, ON
K7H 3G1
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The Perth & District Horticultural Society is affiliated with the Ontario Horticultural Association

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Our society falls under District 2 of the OHA

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As our speakers are arranged one year in advance, it may be that due to unforeseen circumstances a speaker may need to cancel and another topic/speaker will then be substituted.

February 13, 2018 Ornamental Grasses
Speaker: Tim Dyer, Carp Garden Services, Carp
March 13, 2018Rock Gardening Locally with Unique Plants
Speaker: Judy Wall, Rock Wall Gardens, Perth
April 10, 2018The Joys of Growing and Harvesting Cut Flowers from your Garden
Speakers: Sylvia van Oort, Sylvia's Plant Place, Perth.
Perth’s own Sylvia van Oort joins the Perth & District Horticultural Society at their next general meeting on Tuesday, April 10th to explain how to plan, plant and enjoy cut flowers from your own garden. Her presentation will include examples of easy-to-grow annuals, perennials and bulbs for three seasons of cutting.
Sylvia van Oort was born in B.C. to Dutch immigrant parents. In 1975 she moved to Holland where she lived for 9 years and met and married her husband Franc. She originally studied and practiced fashion design, but in 1995, after studying horticultural with Guelph University, made the big shift to plant and flower growing on their farm just west of Perth.
From an innocent few rows of flowers planted to help a friend, her business has grown to become Sylvia’s Plant Place with over 2 acres of cut flowers—annuals, perennials, and bulbs—in fields and 3 greenhouses. She and her team grow and arrange flowers for over 30 weddings a year and provide custom floral services to individuals, as well as providing bouquets and arrangements to many retail and wholesale customers in Perth and area. Sylvia is passionate about flowers, and passionate about using local flowers.
May 8, 2018 Growing and Using Herbs
Speaker: Jean Dagley, Smiths Falls
8:30 - 10:00am
Stewart School, Sunset Blvd, Perth
June 12, 2018Master Gardeners Q & A
Summer Social
July & August 2018Two garden tours (dates and locations to be announced)
September 11, 2018 Shade Gardens
Speaker: Dave Dunn, Rideau Woodland Ramble
October 9, 2018Preparing Gardens for Winter
Speaker: Mary Reid, Green Thumb Garden Centre
November 20, 2018Christmas Potluck and AGM - 6:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Louise Richards, Athens