Dunnville Horticulture Society

Dunnville Horticultural Society is up and running for the fall

Debbie Thomas



With a busy summer of maintaining the many gardens behind us, our monthly programs have resumed. Sept’s program on “Bonsai 101” presented by David Culp had 68 in attendance. We learned Bonsai is not only beautiful art form, but requires a significant commitment of time, often years. The much awaited Re dedication of Centennial Park and Fountain held Sep 23rd was a huge success with a fun 1967 theme. Over 200 DHS members and guests enjoyed nostalgic music provided by River Arts and Haldimand Art Works, DHS members wore groovy costumes, provided cool games, free treats and fun memories. The official program began with the cadets from 611 Harvard Squadron entering the park from the now fully accessible bridge linking Lions park to Centennial park, full color march along the newly paved paths to the front of the now restored fountain. O Canada was lead by the children from Dunnville Christian school. Followed by speeches, the singing of Happy Birthday and cake was served. This project was 2 years in the making, its success is owed to the generous support of the community, and its partners on this project. Dunnville Christian school’s grade ¾ students and Haldimand County. DHS would like to invite you to join the Oct 19th program with guest speaker Lester Fretz, a member favorite presenting on “gardening with raised beds.” Our Jr gardeners will be joining us for their awards and taking part in the clubs annual “fun fall flower & vegetable show” for information www.dunnvillehortandgardenclub.org or contact Debbie Thomas Pres 905 774 3064