Sharing the wonder of Nature, through Education, Engagement, and Creativity

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

REQUIREMENTS

PROVISIONALS

Over the first, or provisional year, Provisionals:

      • complete both floral design and horticultural courses
      • attend one meeting for each of 5 committees 
      • participate in special outings
      • enter a floral design and 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. 

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 is April 25, 2019. 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

Anyone interested in pursuing membership should read and complete the membership package.  Hard copies may also be picked up at our office located at the Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto.

A cheque for $325 ($225 annual dues and $100 to cover the cost of courses in floral design and horticulture) must accompany your completed application.

If you are acquainted with a current Garden Club member, please ask that person to act as your Member Contact. If you do not know a current member, we will arrange for you to meet with a member from our Membership Committee.

Ideally, new member applications should be submitted by June 15th. 

Provisional courses commence in September.

Questions? Please contact our Office Administrator at: office@thegardencluboftoronto.ca


PROSPECTIVE MEMBER


April 25, 2019

11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Register online

or contact us at 

office@thegardencluboftoronto.ca

416-447-5218

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. 


AGENDA

11:30 Informal welcome in the lobby of the TBG

11:40  Prospective member information session and floral design demonstration in the Garden Club of Toronto’s Helen Cochrane Room

12:30 Tour of judged floral design and horticultural show, Garden Hall, main floor

12:45 Light refreshments, Floral Hall, main floor

1:00 Garden Club of Toronto monthly meeting

1:15 Guest Speaker

2:00 Business Meeting

2:30 Adjournment 

The Garden Club of Toronto

777 Lawrence Avenue East

Toronto, ON M3C 1P2

416-447-5218

office@thegardencluboftoronto.ca

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