Ancaster Horticultural Society gets back to planting

Community Jun 01, 2020 by Mike Pearson Ancaster News

While the group’s annual plant sale was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ancaster Horticultural Society is still beautifying the community.

Thanks to donations from local garden centres and some good old-fashioned elbow grease, the garden at the corner of Wilson and Rousseaux streets got some much-needed attention earlier this week. Horticultural society volunteers were also tending the gardens in Ancaster Square, outside the Ancaster Old Town Hall.

While its namesake landmark, the Brandon House, was recently demolished, volunteers Anthony Vallentin, Mary MacLean and Wendy Spangenberger were weeding and planting in the Brandon Garden at the corner of Wilson and Rousseaux. The society members planted shrubs, greenery and sunshine impatiens for a splash of colour.

“It’s a good time to get some stuff done,” said Vallentin, as he enjoyed the sunny weather on Monday.

Farther down the street at Ancaster Square, Ancaster Horticultural Society vice-president Bob Wilt said the group is still planning to hold its Trillium Awards competition this year, although it will operate differently from previous installments. Judging normally starts in early June.

This year, the society hopes to attract about 40 volunteer judges to complete “drive-by” adjudication of local gardens.

“We’re still trying to pull off the Trilliums this year,” Wilt said.

Normally the society holds a formal Trillium Awards ceremony in mid-August, but Wilt acknowledged that won’t be possible this year.

Wilt said the society is playing catch-up on its community planting activities, as volunteers were only able to resume activities on June 1.

"We're about a month behind," he noted.

Ancaster Horticultural Society gets back to planting

Community flower gardens get a splash of colour

Community Jun 01, 2020 by Mike Pearson Ancaster News

While the group’s annual plant sale was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ancaster Horticultural Society is still beautifying the community.

Thanks to donations from local garden centres and some good old-fashioned elbow grease, the garden at the corner of Wilson and Rousseaux streets got some much-needed attention earlier this week. Horticultural society volunteers were also tending the gardens in Ancaster Square, outside the Ancaster Old Town Hall.

While its namesake landmark, the Brandon House, was recently demolished, volunteers Anthony Vallentin, Mary MacLean and Wendy Spangenberger were weeding and planting in the Brandon Garden at the corner of Wilson and Rousseaux. The society members planted shrubs, greenery and sunshine impatiens for a splash of colour.

“It’s a good time to get some stuff done,” said Vallentin, as he enjoyed the sunny weather on Monday.

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Farther down the street at Ancaster Square, Ancaster Horticultural Society vice-president Bob Wilt said the group is still planning to hold its Trillium Awards competition this year, although it will operate differently from previous installments. Judging normally starts in early June.

This year, the society hopes to attract about 40 volunteer judges to complete “drive-by” adjudication of local gardens.

“We’re still trying to pull off the Trilliums this year,” Wilt said.

Normally the society holds a formal Trillium Awards ceremony in mid-August, but Wilt acknowledged that won’t be possible this year.

Wilt said the society is playing catch-up on its community planting activities, as volunteers were only able to resume activities on June 1.

"We're about a month behind," he noted.

Ancaster Horticultural Society gets back to planting

Community flower gardens get a splash of colour

Community Jun 01, 2020 by Mike Pearson Ancaster News

While the group’s annual plant sale was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ancaster Horticultural Society is still beautifying the community.

Thanks to donations from local garden centres and some good old-fashioned elbow grease, the garden at the corner of Wilson and Rousseaux streets got some much-needed attention earlier this week. Horticultural society volunteers were also tending the gardens in Ancaster Square, outside the Ancaster Old Town Hall.

While its namesake landmark, the Brandon House, was recently demolished, volunteers Anthony Vallentin, Mary MacLean and Wendy Spangenberger were weeding and planting in the Brandon Garden at the corner of Wilson and Rousseaux. The society members planted shrubs, greenery and sunshine impatiens for a splash of colour.

“It’s a good time to get some stuff done,” said Vallentin, as he enjoyed the sunny weather on Monday.

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Farther down the street at Ancaster Square, Ancaster Horticultural Society vice-president Bob Wilt said the group is still planning to hold its Trillium Awards competition this year, although it will operate differently from previous installments. Judging normally starts in early June.

This year, the society hopes to attract about 40 volunteer judges to complete “drive-by” adjudication of local gardens.

“We’re still trying to pull off the Trilliums this year,” Wilt said.

Normally the society holds a formal Trillium Awards ceremony in mid-August, but Wilt acknowledged that won’t be possible this year.

Wilt said the society is playing catch-up on its community planting activities, as volunteers were only able to resume activities on June 1.

"We're about a month behind," he noted.