The Garden Clubs of Ontario
The Garden Clubs of Ontario is an association of garden clubs in the Province of Ontario, Canada, founded and incorporated in l954.
The GCO comprises 8 independent garden clubs;
Each member club is self supporting and raises funds for their community projects through sales, flower shows and private donations.
The Garden Clubs of Ontario member clubs promote horticulture and the floral arts in their communities
• with teaching programs for both members and the general public.
• by holding public flower shows, church flower festivals, plant and craft sales.
• by the construction and support of; gardens for the handicapped, hospitals, historic buildings, libraries, children’s parks and public spaces.
• by the giving of scholarships for excellence in horticulture and landscape design, in both secondary and post secondary educational institutions.
• with support of time, expertise and monies to botanical gardens, conservation programs and public spaces.
The Garden Clubs of Ontario aims to encourage knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs, to aid in the protection of native plants, trees, birds and soil, to encourage civic planting and promote responsible ecological care of the environment and to promote flower shows.
About The Garden Clubs of Ontario
The purpose of the Garden Clubs of Ontario is to stimulate knowledge of horticulture and the art of floral design.
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GCO President's Message
GCO President’s Message
After a slow start to the gardening season this spring complete with frost warnings in late May, June and summer are with us. Gardens are in their full glory and the Garden Clubs of Ontario are holding their last meetings of the season before starting their summer breaks.
My term as your President is just beginning, but what a beginning it is. Awards are to be given and lunches attended- one of the many benefits of being your president is the opportunity to spend time with you and get to know your clubs. I am so looking forward to this.
There will be many meetings to plan for the upcoming fall and winter season but that seems like rushing things. Enjoy the lovely summer ahead, enjoy your gardens and all of the associated activities that come with flowers and growing.
Yours in gardening,
President of the Garden Club of Ontario
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PAST PRESIDENTS OF GCO IN ATTENDANCE AT THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Listed from left to right sequentially: Mary Kernohan, Janice Maciver, Jane Heming, Kay Thorfinnson, Helen Skinner, Beth Frost, Marisa Bergagnini - President, Pat Harris, Peg Spence, Ann Diebel, Elizabeth Coons, Lil Haworth, Maureen Naylor
Beverly Hargraft and Elaine Mayo were present at the events but missing in the photo
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