club history


The Ameliasburgh Garden Club (AGC) was the inspiration of nine individuals who were dedicated to the beautification of historic Ameliasburgh and who wanted to encourage an interest in gardening.

Since its inception in 1982, the club has expanded its endeavours in Prince Edward County to include:

  • The design, installation and maintenance of many gardens such as:
    • Ameliasburgh Museum Garden
    • Ameliasburgh Museum Heritage Garden
    • Consecon and Ameliasburgh Library Gardens
    • Victoria Schoolhouse Garden
    • Drew McCandlish Memorial Garden
  • Protecting the pollinators by creating an insect hotel
  • Planting trees in various locations in the County
  • Offering financial assistance in the form of bursaries for students of horticulture
  • Supporting the Ameliasburgh Fair each year with a floral competition and parade float

The AGC meets monthly ten months a year and the 60+ members enjoy guest speakers who educate and inform, offer advice, and present interesting slide shows. Monthly competitions, seasonal plant auctions, a spring seedling sale, interesting field trips and socials are all part of the fun and enjoyment. New members and interested individuals are warmly welcomed.

Presidents

2018-2019
Colleen Allchurch

2016-2017
Brenda Englefield & Peggy Ritchie

2014-2015
Laurie Storen

2012-2013
Cindy Donafeld

2009-2011
Helen McLachlan

2006-2008
Gwynn Bedford

2001-2005
Thelma Coulter

1999-2000
Diane Hardcastle

1998
Harry Jeffs*/Diane Hardcastle

1996-1997
Kenneth Carr-Braint

1994-1995
Edith Cairns

1991-1993
Jean Stather

1989-1990
John Ward

1987-1988
Bill Cunningham

1985-1986
Phil Rickard

1984
Bob Kendall

1982-1983
Harry Bisdee

*Harry Jeffs stepped down in August 1998 due to illness.

Ameliasburgh Garden Club

Ameliasburgh Town Hall
13 Coleman Street
Ameliasburgh, ON K0K1A0

info@ameliasburghgardenclub.com