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|At our meetings, we learn about many aspects of gardening and other related topics such as Home Landscaping, Organic Pest & Disease Control, Lawn Care, Trees & Shrubs, Annuals, Perennials, Houseplants, Flower Arranging & Design, Water Gardening, and many other interesting topics, followed by lunch and friendly conversation.|
Some Things You'll See:
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The Campbell Horticultural Society, founded April 13, 1928, is part of
District 13 of the Ontario
Last year, we celebrated our 80th Anniversary. Our flower is the Wood Lily, seen here.
The approximate yearly adult membership of 70, plus 15 youth members, plant and maintain flower beds in Spring Bay, at Grimesthorpe Cemetary, the Fair Grounds, the Hall and the Interpretive Centre in Providence Bay; the Mindemoya South Sign, Old School Park, and the Log Cabin Park/Museum in Mindemoya; the Old School House in Sandfield, and the Burpee/Mill Heritage Community Garden.
A Little About Manitoulin
If you have never experienced Manitoulin Island then you will want to book some time with us - we have people from far off places return here each year. The reason: locals living here will tell you that it is God's Country. If you live in a built up area like Toronto you can well appreciate not having to drive across the Don Valley Parkway to get from place to place. Manitoulin is nothing like that. When you travel across Manitoulin
you'll want to have your car windows open so you can experience the fresh air. You'll see nature at work on each side of the road. Be prepared to share the road with people bicycling - we're a favourite for cyclists.
Pull over and park your car, throw down a blanket and have a picnic - life here is that simple and serene.
Being an island, you are never far away from water anywhere on Manitoulin. Bring your kayak, or rent one here. Want to just put your feet up and relax? Okay, but people will think you've been living here all your life.
Oh, did we mention? - The climate here on Manitoulin is just wonderful for gardeners. The island is composed of multiple "growing areas" due to the geographical location and surrounding waters.