FRIENDS OF THE OLD SEED HOUSE GARDEN

FALL NEWSLETTER  2019

Fall Clean up Day    Saturday October 19th at the Garden 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Volunteers came out to help put our garden beds to sleep.

We cut down  and bagged perennials for pick-up, pulled up the planted annuals, and raked leaves.

Pete worked non stop to trench and install a new stone border on the garden bed at the western entrance to the sunken garden.

 

Exciting News                            

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of two very special personal donors, we are proud to announce the installation of a trio of 3 large metal sculptures in the leafy grove next to the formal garden area.

Carol Nasvytis of Soul Metal has created the beautiful, naturally rusting “Trio” especially for the Old Seed House Garden.  

A celebration was held at the garden in August, attended by all the volunteers, donors and fans of the garden.

Accomplishments

“Lilac Hill”  The outlook area, with the large seating rocks, has been totally refurbished with 5 new lilac bushes, and edged with yellow annual marigolds facing Maple Ave. 

A “Purple Martin Hotel  constructed and donated by students at Georgetown District High School, has been erected along the main asphalt pathway.  

Bird Houses   Another 5  colourful bird houses have been built and donated by two community members.  Can you see them hidden up in the trees?

Compost Bins  Two large concrete block-walled compost bins have been built in the workshed area, thanks to the herculean labours of two strong male members of The Friends.

The day lily garden that surrounds the gazebo was spectacular this summer, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Gord.

Donors

Kind community friends continue to support the garden with generous donations.  Many thanks to all who have shown their love of The Old Seed House Garden again this year.

Notable:  Mattamy Homes has again demonstrated their commitment to the garden.  A recent major donation has been received to cover the cost of reshingling the gazebo, the garden shed and the entrance kiosk. Thanks so much!

We wish to also recognize Canadian Tire Georgetown and DG Greenhouses for their very generous donations again this year. Their ongoing support is greatly appreciated. 

Wastewise of Georgetown has shown their commitment to the environmental value of the OSHG with a generous gift this spring.

Volunteers      

A special shout-out to Gro Bark employees who again spent a morning accomplishing amazing results on one of our regular gardening days.  Thank you so much!

Thanks also to everyone who volunteered and worked so hard to achieve the best garden ever this past year.

Looking Ahead

Dark December will once again be brightened by the fantastic efforts of LIGHT UP THE HILLS.  This dedicated group of volunteers transforms the property into a magical wonderland of colour, beginning with the kick-off on December 1st.  

Enjoy a delightful walk through the garden after 5:00 p.m. and be amazed by the colourful display of lights.

Watch for news of the Friends AGM, held in March of 2020.  It’s a fun social meeting with great discussions of plans and budgets for next season. 

In the heart of Georgetown, Ontario

The garden is located at 135 Maple Avenue in Georgetown, Ontario. Plenty of free parking is available on-site; the parking lot is located off of Maple Avenue just north of Guelph Street (Hwy 7). Map & directions»

About Friends of the Old Seed House Garden

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The Old Seed House Garden: Our Story

Dominion Seed House was one of the largest mail order suppliers in Canada. The iconic mock Tudor building was a landmark in Georgetown and a tourist attraction in its own right. Learn More»
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