Special Awards 41st Rose & Flower Show 2017
Collection of Garden Flowers, min. of 3 kinds in exhibitors own container
This year, the Lambeth Horticultural Society welcomes everyone to their Biennial Rose and Flower Show on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017, 1 to 6 pm.
NOTE: You do not have to be a member to enter your flowers or designs. See details in the schedule…
Annual Plant Sale
Bus leaves Lambeth United Church at 8:30 am & travels to the CHEESE MUSEUM in Ingersoll.
Next stop is the home of Anne and Bob Saunders, for a tour of their beautiful gardens in Paris, Ontario. Their garden has been featured in the Ontario Garden Central Magazine in March 2014.From there, we travel to WHISTLING GARDENS, to enjoy your own bagged lunch, and the magnificent botanical gardens, babbling brooks, ponds, unique architecture and hopefully the peonies will all be in bloom (the largest in the North America).
After this, we will venture to the home of Dave Collins in Paris Ontario to enjoy his fabulous gardens, containing a collection of dogwoods, trees (including tulip, black gum, and blue birch).
Then on to WALTERS GREENHOUSE & GARDEN CENTRE where the inspirations of the day may be purchased for our own gardens at home!
To finish off the trip, we will travel to THE OLD SCHOOL RESTAURANT. Here we will enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner.Your choice of entree (Prime Rib or Chicken or Fish).
We plan to be back to the Lambeth United Church by 8:30 pm.
Charlotte Isabel deLagran – January 25, 2017
Peacefully at home, Charlotte passed away in her 103rd year.
Charlotte was a founding member of the Lambeth Horticultural Society.
She has presented The Charlotte & Harold deLagran Award for the Best Climbing Rose every year.
Charlotte was a dedicated long time member of the Lambeth United Church and a devoted Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was famous for her impressive collection of hats. We will greatly miss her lively spirit and her positive influences to our Society.
Marian Elizabeth Weldon – January 12, 2017
Peacefully at her home with her loving family, Marian passed away at the age of 91. She was an amazing lady who was always lending a helping hand, showing up to help – just because. She was a life member of Lambeth Hort, where she was President from 1989-1991, helped at the setting up and putting away of many Plant Sales, Rose Shows, November Pot Luck Dinners, and at the General Meetings. She was a master at calculating the points for awards and recipients at the Rose Shows. Marian was also a captain for the Canadian Cancer Society, very involved in the Lambeth Historical Society, the Lambeth United Church and Lambeth Community activities. Her beautiful smile and gentle demeanor will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.
Alois Lloyd Megerle – February 27, 2016
Lloyd passed away on February 27, 2016 at Victoria Hospital in his 88th year. He has always been an avid gardener. After apprenticing in Germany, he moved to Canada and worked in one of the large Greenhouses in Niagara. Later, he moved to London and worked for a greenhouse in Strathroy before retiring.
Jim Marshall – August 3, 2015
Jim passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the age of 79. He joined the Lambeth Horticultural Society in 2005 and became a very active member. During his 10 years with us he was a director for 6 years and our treasurer for 2 years. Jim actively participated in the Program, Plant Sale, Silent Auction, and Bus Trip, committees. Always willing to help, you would find him setting up and taking down the chairs, and last spring, handling the 50/50 draw tickets. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to his wife Doreen and their families. He will be greatly missed.
Melvin (Mel) Jenkinson – 1924-2015
Melvin Jenkinson was well known to members of the Lambeth Horticultural Society because he was there to support the many things his wife Evelyn did for the Society. They lived in Lambeth, reared a large family, and grew everything from sweet potato vines to roses. He probably set up more chairs and tables than any other male because he lived to the age of 90. Most significantly, he and Evelyn donated a trophy to the Society for the best shrub rose in its Annual Rose and Flower Show. We send our sincere condolences to all his family.
Elmer Jorgensen – January 28, 2015
Our dear friend and fellow gardener, Elmer passed in his 82nd year.
We remember Elmer as an avid Master Gardener who delighted us with his wisdom and his humour. His horticultural knowledge and extensive experience were an inspiration to us all. Whether it was growing garlic or heirloom tomatoes, Elmer worked diligently to attain the best results possible. We will miss him dearly, and we know that he will be smiling as we plant our seeds, sprinkle our lime and dig in our compost.
John B. Watson – January 12, 2015
Long time member John Watson passed in his 87th year. John really loved nature and gardening. He took pride in learning all he could to become very knowledgeable about anything that was important to him. He enjoyed entering roses in the Rose & Flower show and participating in the bus trips where he could learn more about Ontario and gardening. The general meetings were special to him where he met so many wonderful people who shared the same interests as he did.
George Rae – Dec.21,1929 – May 21, 2014
Born in Scotland, George immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he met and married his wife, Eva. He was a charter member and Past President of the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society which began in 1962 and serve don the board for over 30 years. In 2010 he was honoured with a life membership. In2009 he proudly received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. As a avid showman in Gladiolus, Dahlias, and Roses, George soon made a name for himself in southwestern Ontario as a top competitor and garnered many championships for his prize winning entries. Many of George’s prize winning roses will be donated to Sakura House in Woodstock for the creation of a rose garden in his memory.
George will be missed by his many friends in the William Saunders Rose Society, the Hamilton Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, many Horticultural Societies and the Canadian Gladiolus Council.
Ruth Kristoff – October 10, 1928 – March 20, 2014
Ruth (86 years) was a wife, mother, grandmother and an avid rose gardener. She and her husband, Fred, lived in Aylmer where they were active in community and gardening events. Ruth was a frequent presenter in Lambeth’s Rose and Flower Show for many years, winning many awards for the lovely flower. Our condolences go to the Kristoff family.
|April 17, 2017
Design: “Easter Parade” – a parallel design
Speaker: Trish Symons – A passionate, enthusiastic and energetic gardener who spoke at the Lambeth Horticultural Society meeting back in October 2012. Our bus trip in June 2016 visited her home and gardens in the Shelburne area.
Topic: “There’s a Puppy in my Garden”
|Monday, March 20, 2017
Speaker: Will Heeman – Heemans Garden Centre & Strawberry Farm “Strawberries and the History of the farm”.
Design: “Spring Board” – an interpretive Design
|Monday, February 20, 2017
Speaker: Julian Bayley – Ice Culture, “The growth of Ice Culture and the making of their sculptures”.
Design: “Picture Perfect” – 4 x 6 photo of a Focal Point in your 2016 garden.
|Monday, January 16, 2017
Speaker: Brenda Gallagher (Forestry Technician – Vegetation, Upper Thames Conservation Authority. “Trees in Ontario”.
Design: Winter Solstice – a design incorporating winter greenery and 1 white flower.
|Monday, October 17, 2016
Speaker: Roland Craig “A tour of the Harrogate Flower Show in North Yorkshire, U.K.
Design: “Natures Image” – A design using wood and/or rock
|Monday, September 19, 2016
Design: “Fall Festival” – A modern design.
Speaker: Robert Holland “Saving the Jesuit Pear Tree”
http://www.jesuitpear.com/Earl ller standing in front of his ancient Jesuit Pear Tree
|Monday, June 20, 2016
Design Class: “It’s Summer” – an interpretive design
Speaker: DAVID BILYEA is a graduate of Ridgetown College and now is employed there as a weed science technician involved with weed control studies.
Topic: “Viny weeds of Ontario”
|Monday, May 16, 2016
Speaker: MARION JARVIE is a passionate gardener and has been gardening in Thornhill for 40 years. She has been involved with both the Toronto and International gardening communities. Marion is an accomplished photographer and enthusiastic educator. She teaches regularly at the Toronto Botanical Garden and has lectured all over North America and in the U.K.
Topic: Gardening Highlights
|Monday, April 18, 2016
Speaker: ROB LEBROW from Sedum Master, a company 9 years young, grows 120 different varieties of sedum that they use to create sedum blankets and panels, green roofs, living walls and other projects.
|Monday, March 21, 2016:
Speaker: DAVID SHERRY
|Monday, February 15, 2016:
Design: “Mini Garden Tour”
Bring 3, 5×7 photos showing highlights of your 2015 garden
Speaker: DENISE HODGINSOntario Diploma in Horticulture and writes for the London Free Press
Topic: The Monthly Garden To-Do List
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|Monday, January 18, 2016:
Speaker: BECKY ELLIS
Coordinator of Sprouts Children’s Garden Program
(focusing on urban agriculture)
Topic: GARDENING WITH WILDLIFE”
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May 15, 2017
Design: “The Beauty of Spring” – a small design
Speaker: Jim Maybee – is a Horticultural and Design Judge and a very enthusiastic and energetic gardener on his 20 acre flower farm. Jim will provide tips on preparing flowers and designs for our upcoming Rose and Flower Show on June 21. (He spoke to us in 2006 about growing and caring for gladiolus).
Sat. Sept. 9 (9 am -4 pm) and Sun. Sept. 10 (10 am – 4pm) – Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival, Family Fun Weekend. 60 vendors market, wine, beer & food sampling, Music, Clown (face painting, balloon animals, stilt walking), Scavenger Hunt, Coloring Contests, Garlic-themed crafts, Garlic Bulb Planting (Master Gardeners), and MUCH MORE!
Location: Stratford Rotary Complex, 353 McCarty Road, Stratford.
Tickets: 2 for $10 in advance by Sept. 1. Call Bonnie Richardson 519-273-1200
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – A Legacy Celebration presented by the Garden Club of London, featuring Marie-Francoise Deprez, from France (International Floral Designer, Instructor & Author). Floral Demonstration & Dinner $75.00 per person.
Location: Greek Canadian Community Centre 955 Sarnia Road, London, ON, 519-471-0025.
Bar opens 5 pm, Dinner 6 pm, Floral Demonstration 7:30 pm. Draw to follow the demonstration.
A selection of Marie-Francoise’s books will be available for sale at the venue.
TICKETS: 519-672-1575 Email: email@example.com, Make cheque out to and Mail to “The Garden Club of London” 1008 Waterloo St., London, ON N6A 3E6.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Lambeth Lions Club 12th Annual Fundraiser.
Cocktails – 5:00 pm (cash bar)
All you can eat Buffet Dinner – 6:00 pm
Entertainment: The Allen Family Reunion (Bluegrass & Country Artists)
Live and Silent Auctions
Tickets: Terry Lane 519-652-8116 or Dale Taylor 519-652-5856
Proceeds to support: Lambeth Lions community projects, Lambeth Lions Memory Box Program at Pediatric Critical Care Unit, Children’s Hospital, Neo Natal INtensive Care Unit, London Health Sciences Centre, Child & Parent Resource Institute.
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 9 am to 3:30 pm – The London Middlesex Master Gardeners host a technical Update focusing on Native Plants. Speakers: ‘Native Plant Guilds’ – Ben Porchuk (Ecologist, Carolinian Canada Coalition, Dir.Restorative Native Experiences), ‘Native Trees & Shrubs’ – Kyle Mcloughlin (Climbing & Consulting Arborist, Int’l Society of Arboriculture, Writer), ‘Using Native Plants to Transform Urban Landscape “In the Zone” – Michelle Kanter (Carolinian Canada Coalition – ED, Biologist). Early bird registration by Sept.15 – $50/ After Sept. 14 – $60.
Price includes morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, hot & cold beverages.
Location: 625 Springbank Dr. London, ON. Register online