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Hopefully you are enjoying these last opportunities to work in the garden. While there is always some poignancy about the clean-up, especially after a frost, we know that this is all part of the cycle that makes gardening such a fascinating and rewarding pastime.
Our Society is already looking ahead to 2016 and the introduction of our new rose, Garden Sunshine, developed to celebrate our 100th Anniversary. We are also exploring ways in which we can partner with a local high-school to encourage use of its greenhouse while mentoring students in the pleasures of gardening. This is an exciting new venture, underscoring our desire to encourage youth involvement with our Society.
And of course there will be all the usual Society activities; Members Garden Visits, our vibrant Spring Plant Sale, Open Gates tours, an interesting bus trip, flower shows and so much more. There will also be many great opportunities for enjoyable and rewarding volunteer activity in the community.
In the meantime, plans are well underway for our annual Holiday Banquet and Awards Night and beautiful trophies are being polished for presentation to the winners in our Flower Shows. I suspect that many members are also planting spring bulbs and studying nursery catalogues as we think about the returning cycle in spring.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information about membership, volunteer opportunities or ways in which we can help you enjoy the wonderful world of gardening this year.
Norman McMullen, President, The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society