Membership Benefits – Updated

Walker’s Greenhouses

Diane Walker of Walker’s Greenhouses in Milford will give our members a 10% discount if they show their PEC Horticultural membership cards.

Helping you grow!

connonPurchase anything at Connon Nurseries between April 15 and June 15, 2015 and they will donate 10% of the purchase price back to our organization. Just show your membership card! View flyer here.

Trenton Garden Centre – 956A Old Highway #2.

Society Meeting for March 25th


Topic: Organic Veggie Gardening

—- more to come here —-

Mini Show

The mini-show them for March was ‘Top of the Morning’.

In the Design Category – ‘motion’ – first place went to Mary Jenkins (arrangement at left below) and second place went to Pat Stuckey.


Sharon Kleinstueber was the only entrant in Horticultural category.


Click the images to see larger versions.

photo credits: Bert Jenkins

Rideau Ramble update

rideau_ramble_winRideau Woodland Ramble named Canadian Garden Council 2015 Destination Garden Centre of the Year!

Visit online at And don’t forget to check out the July 7th planned coach trip [seating limited!] that’s available.

Rideau Woodland Ramble Media Release [261 kb pdf].

Peterborough Garden Show

Thursday evening April 2, Friday April 3, and Saturday April 4 at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough.

All the details you need are online here [238 kb pdf].

Lots more information on the Peterborough Society web site at

Society Meeting for February 25th

The first meeting of the year was well attended, with a handful of new faces in the crowd. Welcome!

Colleen Green introduced the speaker – Kathleen Lang – and her topic was Drought Tolerant Gardening.


Kathleen hails from the Lanark County Master Gardener group, and has been a member for 11 years. She gardens on a tiny lot on the banks of the
Rideau River. Many of her tricks were learned while gardening in South Africa. She managed to
established a landscape at her new home during a 4 year drought. Today, with many having to pay for water, these same techniques come into play.



Howard Hunter brought the revised Constitution and By-Laws forward for a vote of acceptance. On motions duly moved and seconded, the society’s Constitution and Bylaws as amended were adopted. You can read them or download a copy here[88kb pdf].


The meeting closed outwith a series of announcements from Colleen (aided by the audience).

There are a couple of notable fund-raisers from the OHA (details to be on the web site).

John Garside will be in charge of the Society’s efforts with the Picton Hospital Garden for this year.

Members were reminded about the plant sale to be held in Wellington on May 16 (Saturday).

Member benefits this year are 10% discounts at Walker’s Greenhouse in Milford, and Connons in Trenton will donate 10% of member purchases back to the Society. Watch for details soon our web site.

Seedy Saturday was ‘very well done’ and raised some money for the Society. Congratulations to Bert and Mary Jenkins, Howard Hunter, and Anne Reeves.

Mini Show

The mini-show main category – ‘arrangement is a tea cup’ … First place went to Mary Jenkins (arrangement at left below) and second place went to Pat Stuckey.

Pat Stuckey was the only entrant in the ‘Garden Picture’ mini-show category.


Click the images to see larger versions.

photo credits: Howard Hunter

OHA Bulb Order

Click here for your OHA_bulb_order form. This is a PEC Society fundraiser as well. Please have your orders in by the May meeting. Our society will receive fifty cents for each package sold. Orders will be delivered for the September meeting.

Seedy Saturday Success

The Horticultural Society ‘booth’ at Seedy Saturday, upstairs at Books and Company. Lots of information about who we are, what we’ve done, and more.


Lots of visitors, lots of interest, and new members as well!


Click the images to see larger versions.

photo credits: Bert Jenkins

2015 Coach Trip

Join us for a July 7th trip for a Rideau Woodland Ramble (32-seater Highway Coach to Merrickville).

Where/When to get tickets:

Horticultural Meetings as listed for Picton
Seedy Saturday on Feb 21, at Books & Co. Picton
Plant Sale on May 16 at United Church in Wellington
County Garden Show, June 13, Crystal Palace, Picton

By phone after March 8th, 613 476 1931

Click here for full details on the trip.

About Us

The Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit branch of the Ontario Horticultural Society, located in Prince Edward County.

County Garden Show – 2015

Saturday June 13th at the Crystal Palace (Picton Fairground) from 10:00 until 4:00.
Many returning vendors have already booked their spots for the 2015 show, and we're anticipating a sell-out on space.
New vendors - click here to request more information.

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