GK December 8 meeting: Online only

Thursday, December 8 at 7:30pm

This meeting will be online only via Zoom. We look forward to seeing members who have not been comfortable meeting in person. For those with internet access issues, phone number access will also be provided.

Gardening with Wildlife 
Presented by Rebecca Last


This talk addresses the characteristics of plants and garden design that will help you create a wildlife-friendly garden, with strategies for including food, shelter, and water, and practices that will encourage birds and beneficial insects to make their home in your garden. 

Registration is required by Wednesday, December 7th. See the December Columbine newsletter for a link to register.

Meeting Reminder: November 10 Annual General Meeting

Thursday November 10, 2022

7:00 p.m. Social 
Treats will be provided, please bring your own mug and drink.

7:30 p.m. AGM Business Meeting
The key documents to be approved at our AGM can be accessed by The Columbine newsletter which has been emailed to members. Please read them. Paper copies of the documents will not be provided at the meeting.

8:30 p.m. Entertainment
We all know to admire our gardens, to “smell the roses” and to touch the velvet of some leaves and flowers, but what about listening to our plants? Not just listening to the rain or the wind, really hearing music created by the plant’s inner movements. Curious? Please join us!

According to our by-laws we require a minimum of 15 members in order to conduct our AGM. 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we can ensure sufficient numbers for a quorum. See The Columbine newsletter for more details.

We need your support in this process.

Please don’t assume that we will have enough members without YOU. We promise to keep the business portion of the meeting as brief as we can.

Our meeting location is the 2nd floor hall of Unitarian Place, located at 206 Concession Street, Kingston, between MacDonnell Street and Victoria Street. Parking is at the back of the building.

Reminder: Gardening Kingston meeting Thursday, October 13 at 7:30pm

This will be an in-person meeting.

Mary Ann van Berlo: Winter interest in the garden

Are you tired of a bleak winter landscape?

Mary Ann will share some ideas to  add winter interest by enhancing the bones of the garden and choosing the right plants and features.

Mary Ann has been hostess to many visitors to her Maitland garden over the past several summers; including the 2018 Garden Ontario convention tour, the 1000 Islands & Rideau Canal Garden Trail, and her Open Garden in July 2022; showcasing her amazing collection of colourful perennials.


Plus, Indoor plant swap

Admission is free to members of Gardening Kingston. The Guest fee is $3.00.

Our meeting location is 2nd floor hall of the Kingston Unitarian Place, located at 206 Concession Street, Kingston, between MacDonnell Street and Victoria Street. Parking is at the back of the building.

KUF can be reached by using Kingston Transit. Route 16 runs by KUF every half hour from Monday to Saturday, and hourly on evenings and Sunday. Buses also run along Princess Street, three blocks away from KUF, every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday. For more information, check out Kingston Transit.

Reminder: Gardening Kingston meeting Thursday, September 8 at 7:30pm

This will be an in-person meeting.

Orchestrated Chaos: a Garden Tour

Presented by Wilma Kenny
The story of a personal garden: how it began, major influences, and lessons I have learned over 40 years.

Round Table Discussion – successes or problems in your garden this summer

Flower and Vegetable Parade – bring one or more to “show off”! Prizes

Admission is free to members of Gardening Kingston. The Guest fee is $3.00.

Our meeting location is 2nd floor hall of the Kingston Unitarian Place, located at 206 Concession Street, Kingston, between MacDonnell Street and Victoria Street. Parking is at the back of the building.

KUF can be reached by using Kingston Transit. Route 16 runs by KUF every half hour from Monday to Saturday, and hourly on evenings and Sunday. Buses also run along Princess Street, three blocks away from KUF, every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday. For more information, check out Kingston Transit.