Category Archives: Garden Club

See https://champlainpark.org/garden-club/ for basic Garden Club information.

Wreath Making Workshop – December 1

Join the Champlain Park Garden Club on Sunday afternoon, December 1, for a holiday-wreath making workshop at the Fieldhouse. No artistic skill needed to make an 18-inch wreath with five types of fresh evergreen boughs and berries. All materials supplied. Have a fun day with your friends, even mark a birthday with this fun, creative hour.

Cost is $29. Sessions start at 1 pm and 3:30 pm. Please register in advance by calling Laurie Fagan, 613.728.1945.

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Garden Club: Creating a Corner Pollinator Garden – October 8

Laurie Fagan informs us about the next garden club meeting topic, this Tuesday:

Berit Erickson was in a quandary about what to do with her front lawn after she lost a huge tree in January 2017. She started reading, and reading some more and even more when she realized the answer was creating a corner pollinator garden.

The transformation has been incredible and she’ll share her story with slides at our October meeting next Tuesday the 8th at 7:00 pm. Read more about it at https://cornerpollinatorgarden.net/about-my-garden/

The meeting will be in the field house at Champlain Park, corner of Cowley and Clearview. Drop is fee is $5.00; all are welcome.

Garden Club: Sicilian Garden and Gastronomic Tour – September 10

Come out to the first meeting of the Champlain Park Garden Club on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 pm at the field house.

Phil Reilly who use to run a nursery with his wife Carol brings us a talk/slideshow from Italy. “Sicilian Garden and Gastronomic Tour: An Unexpected Education”

Fee is $25.00 per year (if you have your current Champlain Park Community Association membership). Drop in fee is $5.00. All are welcome.

Laurie Fagan

Fall Session Activities Starting in September

September marks the start of another session of many activities happening in the neighbourhood. See the full calendar for a date oriented view, or this list of the classes and clubs in alphabetical order:

Garden Club Lichens Talk Reminder – February 26

As mentioned previously in https://champlainpark.org/2019/02/07/garden-club-speaker-on-lichens-february-12/ Everybody welcome, though there is a $5 fee for non-members.


From: Judy Billingsley
Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 12:06 PM
Subject: Champlain Park Garden Club meeting

Just a reminder that the February garden club meeting, that was postponed due to weather, has been re-scheduled to tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26th. Our speaker is Irwin Brodo, scientist emeritus at the Museum of Nature, who will present a slide show of the lichens of Ontario. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. in the field house in Champlain Park, corner of Cowley and Clearview.

Hope you can make it

Judy Billingsley

Garden Club Postponed

Subject: Garden Club meeting cancelled and rescheduled
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:41:49 -0500
From: Laurie Fagan

Tonight’s garden club meeting is cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm at the field house.


See the original description at https://champlainpark.org/2019/02/07/garden-club-speaker-on-lichens-february-12/

Garden Club Speaker on Lichens – February 26

Postponed from February 12th to Tuesday February 26th at the same time and place, due to snow storm.


From: Judy Billingsley <judyandy@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 10:31 PM
Subject: Champlain Park Garden Club

Hi Gardeners:

The next meeting of the Champlain Park Garden Club is on Tuesday, Feb. 12th 26th. Our speaker this time is Dr. Ernie Brodo who is a leading world expert on lichens. He will talk to us specifically about lichens found in Ontario. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the field house in Champlain Park, corner of Cowley and Clearview.

Drop in fee is $5.00 – all are welcome.