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Speakers – Past Meetings




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”
Heemans Strawberries



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
r_snowman-silhouette-holding-logo 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.
Screen Shot 2016-12-18 at 1.37.20 PM 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
img0004 Monday, September 19, 2016
Design: “Fall Festival” – A modern design.
Speaker: Robert Holland “Saving the Jesuit Pear Tree” ller standing in front of his ancient Jesuit Pear Tree
David Bilyea 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”
Image 1 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
Image 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.
Topic: Sedum
David Sherry Monday, March 21, 2016:

UWO Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biology and a member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience.

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
Click here for a full review>DeniseHodginsFeb2016 
becky Monday, January 18, 2016:
Coordinator of Sprouts Children’s Garden Program
(focusing on urban agriculture)
Click here for a full review> BeckyEllisJan2016




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).

Local Events of Interest


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:, Make cheque out to and Mail to “The Garden Club of London” 1008 Waterloo St., London, ON N6A 3E6.

Saturday, October 14, 2017Lambeth 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 pmThe 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