Welcome to the Milton & District Horticultural Society
The Milton & District Horticultural Society has been enjoying all things related to gardening for almost 110 years and as we move into 2018 I am confident that we will continue to enjoy the many regular events and embrace some new ideas as they are brought to you by the many enthusiastic volunteers within the society.
The society has come a long way in these 110 years with many changes being made each year. New technology to communicate with you, new progressive ideas that speakers present, new plants being developed and of course some of the challenges of dealing with new invasive insects or plants. Some of you enjoy the changes, some would prefer no changes at all, but what remains constant is the enjoyment members get from meet-ing with each other on a monthly basis to socialize, to enjoy interesting speakers, learn new skills and contribute to our community by way of the gardens tended by members in various parts of Milton.
For 2018 one of the biggest changes perhaps is the necessary move to a new meeting facility. My hope is that our new arrangements will be beneficial and that you will enjoy whatever changes may have to be made as we settle in to a new venue.
2018 will be a special year for the society as one of the biggest projects embraced in many years is the new “from scratch” garden at Milton District Hospital. The original garden at the old Emergency entrance of the hospi-tal had to be removed due to expansion, and 2018 will see a beautiful new garden emerge as the year progresses. Sponsorship and donations are being sought for the garden and members are invited to make a donation to help make this garden a reality – perhaps in memory of a special some-one. Give me a call to learn more about this opportunity.
The traditional events—the Flower Shows, Plant Sale, Seedy Saturday, Workshops, the Garden Tour, Q & A sessions, and the Photo Contest were once again successes and will continue in 2018 – as well we hope with some new fundraising additions to the lineup. Ideas welcomed! Sunny Mount Community Garden ran at capacity last year so it was expanded, and, will grow again in 2018 with a new pollinator garden planned to help our bees with their job of helping our plants grow.
As always thank you for renewing your membership once again, or for joining for the first time. I hope you have an enjoyable year and I hope you will become an active volunteer, get to know other members, make friends, have fun, and enjoy your Society. Never hesitate to talk with me, or another Board member with an idea or a concern, we welcome your input to assist the Board to lead a successful society.
– Anne Eadie, 2018 President