MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 

Members enjoy the collegiality of interacting with others who share a passion for floral design, gardens, environmental issues and for supporting and enhancing public spaces.

Benefits include:

  • Active participation in community projects
  • Involvement in a wide variety of Committee work
  • Monthly meetings with guest speakers, on the fourth Thursday of the month
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Floral design and horticultural courses taught by members
  • Floral design and horticultural monthly competitions
  • Special interest groups (i.e. travel, outdoor gardening, book club) which meet 3-5x/year
  • Social activities – Holiday party, June picnic, trips to local and international gardens 
  • Membership with the Toronto Botanical Garden and Garden Clubs of Ontario

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

PROVISIONALS

Over the first, or provisional year, Provisionals must:

  • complete both floral design and horticultural courses
  • attend one meeting for each committee (7)
  • participate in special outings
  • enter either a floral design or horticultural competition

During this year the provisional will learn about the aims and goals of the club as well as our community involvement and projects. To enter the provisional year an individual must be sponsored by a club member.

The time commitment is approximately 20 days, from September through May, with coursework and committee meetings during daytime hours. The period from September to November is the most intensive for course work. There is an option to complete the provisional requirements over a two year period. 

MEMBERS

A member is a provisional who has successfully completed the provisional requirements. Members are expected to serve on at least one committee over a five year period. This can involve up to four hours a month to attend meetings.  Members actively participate in the daily management of the club and it competitions, programmes and public projects.

Each spring, we hold an Open House in April for potential new members to learn more about our club, activities, charitable projects and membership requirements

Our next Open House will be held April 27th, 2017. 


HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

If you would like to become a member, you must be proposed by an existing member of the Garden Club of Toronto.


PROCEDURE FOR PROPOSING NEW MEMBERS 

  1. Any member, excluding a provisional, may propose one or more new members each year. Provisionals may complete the application package in advance and propose new members after they are installed at the General Meeting in May. 
  2. A cheque for $325 ($225 annual fee plus $100 provisional fee to cover the cost of design and horticultural courses) must accompany the application package
  3. The deadline for new member applications is May 31st. Provisional members will start their provisional course in September. 
Questions? Please contact our Office Administrator at: office@thegardencluboftoronto.ca


NEXT MEMBERSHIP OPEN HOUSE

April 27, 2017

11 am to 3pm

with guest speaker Frank Kershaw

Join us at the Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto)  for our Open House where potential new members can learn more about our club activities, charitable projects and membership.  ements

INVITATION & AGENDA

For more information or to RSVP:

office@thegardencluboftoronto.ca 

or 416-447-5218





Contact us

Garden Club of Toronto | 777 Lawrence Avenue East | Toronto, ON M3P 1P2 (416) 447-5218 |office@thegardencluboftoronto.ca | @torflowershow



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