Bath Gardening Club and Horticultural Society - Members' Activities

Members' Activities   


Membership Renewals are due yearly at the September meeting which is the beginning of our Club Calendar Year.
Please don’t forget your coffee cup!



Gardening Club Members participate in a variety of activities during the summer excursions during the year, such as:

  • Tours to various botanical gardens
  • Day trips (often including luncheon outings) to:
    • Rose Gardens
    • Lavender Fields
    • Wineries
    • Members' Gardens

Gardening Club Members have also participated in a variety of other activities during the year, on such projects as:

Volunteer Committees

There are always opportunities for members to join our Volunteer Activities. Sign-up sheets are available at our monthly meetings.

If unable to attend the monthly meeting, you may e-mail the Club Secretary with your choice.

Hands-on Bath Beautification Activities:

  • A two person Barrel Planting Committee: To plan, purchase, organize and supervise plantings for barrels
  • Spring barrel preparation for planting: Involves removal of old flowers & weeds, addition of new potting soil, following placement on Main Street by Loyalist Township.
  • Planting Committee: Our members plant and fertilize the barrels.Weeding and dead-heading is done through summer.
  • Fall Barrel Clean-Up Committee: Removal of old flowers. Arrange for Loyalist Township to place Barrels in Loyalist Township Lot for winter.
  • Watering of Barrels:The Plant Committee seeks interested persons for the paid position-(we usually fill this position with a local student). The candidate is interviewed, hired ,trained, supervised, and provided with a letter of reference at the end of the season. The candidate will use our Club Watering Wagon , original built by Garth Dingman, husband of one of our members. The club maintains, repairs and stores the Water Wagon.

Christmas Dinner Volunteers:

  • Set-Up and Decorate: Volunteer members help set tables and decorate St. John’s Hall for our Annual Christmas Dinner-a highlight of the Festival Season.
  • Punch and Appetizers Committees: Volunteer members prepare and bring these goodies to add a special touch to Christmas Dinner.
  • 50/50 Draw Committee: Two Volunteer Members sell and collect monies for our Annual Clothes for Kids Campaign during the Dinner.
  • Clean-Up Committee: Members Volunteer at end of Dinner and assist with putting away of tables, cleaning up area and laundering of Christmas Table Cloths.

Other Gardening Club Activities:

  • Refreshment Volunteers: Three different members volunteer each month to bring delicious snacks for everyone to share at our Coffee Time
  • Kitchen Volunteers: One member volunteers to lead the Committee for one year. Two additional members volunteer monthly to assist in the kitchen preparing coffee and tea for Coffee Time
  • Canada Day Parade Float Committee: Members volunteer to design, organize, build and man a BGC Float in the Bath Canada Day Parade.
  • Annual Plant Sale and Fertilizer Committees: These two Sales are run separately and are our major fund raisers for our Club. Members volunteer to head up both Fund Raisers. They recruit committee members to assist in the many chores. They plan, organize, order, mix, promote and educate our members on everything needed for a successful sale. Presentations on given during Feb, March and April at Club’s Monthly Meetings. Pre-orders are accepted for Fertilizer from members. Read more...


Uploading Photos

Members may also submit their own gardening related photos to appear in our Photo Gallery. If you have a special photo or two of your own garden or a place you have visited, that you would like to share with other members, then you can do so by emailing the Webmaster and attaching your photo files to the email. Be sure to include information about where your pictures were taken, as outlined in the form email text we have supplied. Limit two photos per member please.